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Transboundary flood risk management: experiences from the UNECE region

The study describes problems and progress made regarding transboundary flood management in 10 transboundary river basins in the UNECE region; tools for managing transboundary flood risk, for joint flood forecasting, flood warning and exchange of data, joint flood risk management planning and implementation; and useful legal and institutional arrangements for cooperation.

 
21st Salt Water Intrusion Meeting

21–25 June 2010, Azores • The 21st Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM21 – AZORES 2010) will this year be held at the University of Azores, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

 
Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change

Countries need to adapt to climate change jointly without delay! This is the main message of the Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change, developed under the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) and recently adopted by its 36 Parties at their fifth meeting (Geneva, 10–12 November 2009).

 
Rainwater harvesting: a lifeline for human well-being

This publication highlights the link between rainwater harvesting, ecosystems and human well being and draws the attention of readers to both the negative and positive aspects of using this technology and how the negative benefits can be minimized and positive capitalized. The report  has been prepared for UNEP by the Stockholm Environment Institute.

 
Workshop climate change adaptation in Indonesia

Under the umbrella of main organizer CPWC, the UNESCO-IHE Insititute for Water Education, together with Indonesian and Dutch partners, will contribute to a workshop on adaptation to climate change in Jakarta, Indonesia. The workshop (8–9 March 2010) will be held in the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding by 4 parties in both Indonesia and the Netherlands (Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (V&W) and Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, VROM).

 
Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector

Today’s climate variability already has a large impact on water supply and protection. Millions of people are affected every year by droughts and floods. Future climate change is likely to make things worse.

 
Hashimoto Action Plan II released

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) is embarking on its next strategic phase with the release of the Hashimoto Action Plan II.

 
IPCC Technical Paper on Climate Change and Water

This Technical Paper addresses the issue of freshwater. Sealevel rise is dealt with only insofar as it can lead to impacts on freshwater in coastal areas and beyond. Climate, freshwater, biophysical and socio-economic systems are interconnected in complex ways. Hence, a change in any one of these can induce a change in any other. Freshwater-related issues are critical in determining key regional and sectoral vulnerabilities. Therefore, the relationship between climate change and freshwater resources is of primary concern to human society and also has implications for all living species.

 
Clean Water for a Healthy World

22 March 2010, worldwide • World Water Day

WWDay_bluebutton120x90UN-Water is dedicating World Water Day 2010 to the theme of water quality, reflecting its importance alongside quantity of the resource in water management.  On World Water Day, we reaffirm that clean water is life, and our lives depend on how we protect the quality of our water.  Water is the basis of life on earth. 
 
Short course on Water Conflict Management

UNESCO’s PCCP and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are organizing two short courses on «Negotiation and mediation for water conflict management», which will take place in The Hague and Delft, The Netherlands.

 
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