IHP Events

UNESCO’s IHP sessions in Korea

UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with events in Korea. An important pillar of IHP is related to groundwater. As one-third of humanity is totally dependent on groundwater for their daily needs and 98% of the Planet Earth’s easily accessible freshwater is found in aquifers, UNESCO-IHP has devoted huge efforts to raise attention on this vital ‘hidden’ resource and to address the challenges of its governance and sustainable management.

Droughts and low flows conference: presentations available

The presentations of the international conference on droughts and low flows, including groundwater, held in October 2014 in Maastricht (NL), are now available. The successful meeting was attended by almost 100 scientists and policy-makers, from 5 continents, with an overall very positive evaluation by the participants!

International symposium on droughts and low flows, including groundwater

24 October 2014, Maastricht • International symposium on droughts and low flows, including groundwater. The Netherlands Hydrological Society (NHV), together with the Deutsche Hydrologische Gesellschaft (DHG), Belgium and other international and Dutch partners, is organizing a symposium on droughts and low flows, including groundwater. It is now possible to register. 

UNECE’s First Workshop «River Basin Commissions and Other Joint Bodies for Transboundary Water Cooperation: Legal and Institutional Aspects»

23–24 September 2013, Genève • Despite its lengthy title, UNECE’s upcoming workshop on river basin commissions could be an interesting one. »Recognizing the importance of exchange of experience on the establishment and functioning of joint bodies, the Parties to the Water Convention have included in the Work Programme for 2013–2015 two workshops to promote the exchange of experience and good practices between joint bodies worldwide and to draw lessons learned and recommendations.«

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