IHP Events

The right to water and water rights in a changing world

22 September 2010, Delft • Colloquium in the framework of 30 years University for Peace. The topic is very timely: in the face of global changes, what role can law play in safeguarding basic needs and rights, including that of water?

Conference on Modelling Hydrology, Climate and Land Surface Processes

14–16 September 2010, Lillehammer • Organized by the Norwegian IHP Committee and the Norsk hydrologiråd. The integration of hydrology and meteorology is crucial for understanding the future climate and its effects on the infrastructure of society. From recent discussion in Norway we see topics like extreme weather, landslides and new demands for renewable energy which are all strongly linked to the hydro-meteorological system.

Workshop on transboundary aquifers

On 29 and 30 May 2007 UNESCO held a workshop on transboundary aquifers, together with the Académie de l’Eau and the BRGM. It aimed to underline the importance of transboundary aquifers across the world and to affirm the interdisciplinary nature of water management as well as the necessity to create a common language between the different disciplines. For the first time the presentations are now available online.

Advances in Flood Forecasting and Risk Management

25–26 May 2010, Alkmaar • International Workshop on Advances in Flood Forecasting and the Implications for Risk Management.
Recent developments in flood forecasting allow for better quantification of uncertainties that come with flood forecasting modelling.

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