IHP Events

Benchmark meeting on groundwater governance marks road to World Water Day and UN International Year of Water Cooperation

The Hague (NL), 19–21 March 2013UNESCO, together with FAO, World Bank, IAH and UNECE, will organize a Regional Consultation on Groundwater Governance at the outset of the activities celebrating World Water Day 2013 and in the framework of the UN International Year of Water Cooperation. Organized under the responsibility of the UNESCO-IHP, this consultation focuses on the characteristics of groundwater use in North America, Europe and Central Asia (including all EECCA countries) and seeks to promote the discussion about the specific challenges and priorities within the regional context.

Green growth and alternative water allocation mechanisms

The need to reform water allocation, policies and mechanisms is becoming more and more pertinent to the policy-making agenda. Increasing demand for energy, competition over water, climate change and over-allocation of water have compelled governments to address this issue. Governments have different points of departure, however. During a two-day workshop on Water Allocation and Green Growth, 22–23 November 2012 in Wageningen, the Netherlands, almost 50 participants underlined the importance of raising awareness that water allocations are going to be reduced and to approach it in an organized way.

World Water Day 2013 launch during World Water Week in Stockholm

27 August 2012, Stockholm • A three-hour seminar to officially launch the UN International Year of Water Cooperation and World Water Day 2013 will take place on Monday 27 August 2012 from 15:45 to 18:45 hrs during the World Water Week in Stockholm. You are warmly invited to attend! The Netherlands will host the global event for World Water Day in 2013.

Intercomparison of flood forecasting models

14–16 September 2011, Koblenz • A workshop on the selection, application and further development of flood forecasting models, organized by the International Commission for the Hydrology of the River Rhine (CHR), the National Committees IHP-HWRP of  Germany and The Netherlands, and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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