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Water and Health

8–9 Dec 2009, Koblenz • Workshop organized by the German and Netherlands National Committees IHP-HWRP.
As water is our number one aliment, the quality of drinking water directly influences public health and plays a major economic role both as a tradable good and a cost factor in our healthcare system.

Henry Darcy Lecture 2009 & Isotopes and tracers in hydrology

5 Nov 2009, Amsterdam • Event co-organized by the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands National Committee IHP-HWRP (UNESCO & WMO), The Netherlands' Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), the Netherlands Hydrological Society (NHV) and the US National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF).

Urban Water Security: Managing Risks
Following from the Sixth Phase of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (2002–2007), the Urban Water Series addresses fundamental issues related to the role of water in cities and the effects of urbanization on the hydrological cycle and water resources. Focusing on the development of integrated approaches to sustainable urban water management, the series should inform the work of urban water management practitioners, policy-makers and educators throughout the world.
Low Flows and Droughts

The International Commission for the Hydrology of the River Rhine Basin (CHR-KHR) has published the report of its workshop on «Low Flows and Droughts».

Water and Peace for the People

The UNESCO publication «Water and Peace for the People», written by Jon Martin Trondalen, proposes practical and objective solutions to the entrenched water conflicts in the Middle East.


The Hydrogeologist Time Capsule
Written by Michael van der Valk   

The Hydrogeologist Time Capsule is a collection of interviews of eminent hydrogeologists who have made a material difference to our profession. Many of the videos are complemented by a biographical note published in the Profile series of Hydrogeology Journal.

Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics


Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics is the most comprehensive review available of the hydrological and physiological functioning of tropical rain forests, the environmental impacts of their disturbance and conversion to other land uses, and optimum strategies for managing them.


Decision time for cloud forests

At a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest workshop held at Cambridge, UK, in July 1998, 30 scientists, professional managers, and NGO conservation group members representing more than 14 countries and all global regions, concluded that there is insufficient public and political awareness of the status and values of Tropical Montane Cloud Forests (TMCF). The group suggested that a science-based “pop-doc” would be an effective initial action to remedy this.

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