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.

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.

Vit Klemeš passed away

We just received the very sad news that Vit Klemeš, former IAHS President from 1987 to 1991, passed away last March.

In Memoriam BertJan Heij

In his work and his personal life BertJan Heij remained true to himself: an honest, hard-working man, attentive to those around him, and was genuine on all occasions.

IWRM in Nigeria

On 8 April 2010 Bart Goes held a presentation on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Nigeria at the VU University in Amsterdam. His presentation went into the river basins of the Hadejia-Jama’are, Komadugu and Yobe in the semi-arid North of Nigeria and the Cross River in the humid South of Nigeria.

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

World Water Day Speech Prince of Orange now available

WWDay_Prince_of_OrangeThe speech presented by the Prince of Orange, Chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Sanitation (UNSGAB), on the occasion of the 2010 World Water Day is now available on the World Water Day webpage.

Water quality reader by UNW-DPAC

A reader on water quality issues has been published by the United Nations Office to Support the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ 2005–2015, which implements the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC).

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