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Rotterdam features international conference on deltas

The Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate (CPWC) is a key partner in the international conference «Deltas in Times of Climate Change». The programme will convene 6 interesting sessions during the conference in the Rotterdam World Trade Centre.

 
Water and Climate in Focus at World Water Week in Stockholm

The programme for the sessions on Water and Climate at the World Water Week in Stockholm (5–11 September 2010) is ready.

 
Integrated Urban Water Management: Humid Tropics

A new UNESCO publication focuses on the engineering aspects related to water supply, wastewater and stormwater management in the humid tropics. Flood control is dealt with, focusing on reducing vulnerability to flood disasters in urban areas. The book also addresses environmental health concerns related to the different components of the urban water system and proposes strategies for their control.

 
MLU for Windows – UNESCO edition

MLU for Windows is an analytical groundwater modelling tool to compute heads and drawdowns, analyse a variety of aquifer test data and design well fields in layered aquifer systems. The Netherlands National Committee IHP-HWRP is pleased to announce the availability of the special UNESCO IHP edition of MLU – fully functional and free for UNESCO’s IHP community.

 
UNESCO Director-General to visit flood zones in Pakistan

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will visit flood-stricken zones and meet with national and regional authorities during a visit to Pakistan on 31 August 2010.

 
World Water Week 2010 to focus on water quality

The World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual meeting place for the planet’s most urgent water-related issues. The thematic scope for 2010 is «The Water Quality Challenge – Prevention, Wise Use and Abatement». Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the Week brings together experts, practitioners, decision makers and leaders from around the globe to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions.

 
Guide to Hydrological Practices: new edition by WMO

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has just published the new (6th) edition of its Guide to Hydrological Practices. The Guide now has fewer but broader chapters and is issued in two volumes:
1 – Hydrology: From Measurement to Hydrological Information
2 – Management of Water Resources and Application of Hydrological Practices

 
Управление Риском Трансграничных Наводнений: опыт региона ЕЭК ООН

The Russian version of the recent UNECE report «Transboundary flood risk management: experiences from the UNECE region» is now available for download.

 
Position Paper on «Climate Change and the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation»

A position paper on climate change by UNHCR’s Independent Expert on human rights, water and sanitation, Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, has recently become available. The paper examines the legal obligations concerning the rights to water and to sanitation, as well as those arising from the climate change regime. It further outlines the impact of climate change on the enjoyment of the rights to water and to sanitation, and offers recommendations on integrating human rights into climate change negotiations.

 
UN/ISDR warns against building in flood-prone areas

After a week of massive flooding in Myanmar, France and China, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has urged governments to take flood risk into account in urban planning, and citizens to avoid building in flood prone areas.

 
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