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Water and adaptation to climate change – CPWC cleaned up reports and DVDs

The Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate (CPWC) has cleaned up its stock. All reports and DVDs are now out of stock! But...

World Water Week in Stockholm: 2010 Conclusions and 2011 Announcement

The World Water Week 2010 Overarching Conclusions summarises and analyses the discussions and outlines the recommendations and initiatives which were put forward. Simultaneously, the 1st Announcement for the 2011 World Water Week in Stockholm, 21–27 August  2011, invites interested individuals and organisations to submit workshop abstracts or proposals to convene a seminar or side event.

SamSamWater to work on safe and reliable water for all

A new Dutch non-profit organization just started: SamSamWater. The SamSamWater Foundation supports water projects in developing countries. ‘sam sam’ means ‘together’ or ‘to equallty share together’.

2nd Istanbul International Water Forum

3–5 May 2011, Istanbul • The 2nd Istanbul International Water Forum is promising a broad field of study and a diverse range of subjects. The Forum will primarily focus on the water-related problems of Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. The domestic water-related problems (drought, floods etc.) of Turkey will also be discussed in detail.

IAHS Newsletter 98 (December 2010) is out

The latest newsletter (number 98) of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) has just been finalized. Cate Gardner, IAHS Press, again did an excellent job!

New report (in Dutch) on water, right and a changing climate

A new report (in Dutch) on the colloquium on «The right to water and water rights in a changing world» has been published by UNESCO Platform Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium, in its magazine «UNESCO info».

New LinkedIn group on pumping test analysis

Dr C.J. (Kick) Hemker recently opened a new LinkedIn group on groundwater pumping test analysis. He writes: »A group for all hydrologists interested in pumping test analysis (aquifer test analysis) and similar analytical (inverse) well flow modelling problems, with a focus on computer-based techniques in general and the MLU for Windows software in particular. MLU for Windows is an analytical groundwater modeling tool to compute heads and drawdowns, analyze a variety of aquifer test data and design well fields in layered aquifer systems«.

The Future of Urban Water Solutions for Livable and Resilient Cities Conference

24–26 January 2011, Paris • The aim of this conference is to share knowledge on recent advances in urban water management, and to catalyse change towards more livable and resilient cities — ­ the «City of the Future».

Coastal aquifer resources and climate change seminar: report available (in French)

In April 2010, UNESCO and ONEP’s IEA (Institut International de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement of the Office National de l’Eau Potable) organized an expert meeting on coastal aquifer resources and climate change, with a focus on the southern rim of the Mediterranean Basin. The report (in French) is now available.

UNESCO International Conference on Transboundary Aquifers: Challenges and New Directions

6–8 December 2010, Paris • UNESCO-IHP’s ISARM (Internationally Shared Aquifer Resources Management) programme is organizing an International Conference on Transboundary Aquifers, co-convened with IAH and UNEP, to be held on 6–8 December 2010 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris: ISARM2010.

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