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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.

 
2012 World Water Week to focus on Water and Food Security

This year’s World Water Week in Stockholm will focus on Water and Food Security. With this thematic scope and the launch of the UN International Year of Water Cooperation, including a global event for World Water Day to be hosted by the Netherlands on 22 March 2013, it promises to be an exciting event!

 
The Netherlands to host World Water Day 2013 global event

In June 2012, the Netherlands ambassador to UNESCO, Mr. Robert Zeldenrust, has informed the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova, about the willingness of the Netherlands to host the global event for World Water Day in 2013. World Water Day (22 March 2013) and the International Year of Water Cooperation are great opportunities for the different organizations active in the water sector to promote actions at all levels on subjects related to water cooperation.

 
Dr. Daniel Hillel named 2012 World Food Prize laureate
The 2012 World Food Prize will be awarded to Dr Daniel Hillel for conceiving and implementing a radically new mode of bringing water to crops i­­n arid and dry land regions — »micro-irrigation«. Dr Hillel’s pioneering scientific work in Israel revolutionized food production, first in the Middle East, and then in other regions around the world over the past five decades. His work laid the foundation for maximizing efficient water usage in agriculture, increasing crop yields, and minimizing environmental degradation.
 
Water use of forests in the Netherlands

Forests are complex ecosystems with a large variability in the horizontal as well as in the vertical space. To study the dissimilarities in water use for different forest types, the water and energy balance of five forest stands in the Netherlands were observed during periods varying from 2 years to more than 15 years. On 22 May 2012, Mr Eddy Moors succesfully defended his PhD thesis on the water use of forests in the Netherlands.

 
UNESCO to explore groundwater resources in Horn of Africa

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is helping drought-prone Horn of Africa states map and exploit roundwater resources. Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia will benefit from the initiative, «Strengthening Capacity to Combat Drought and Famine in The Horn of Africa: Tapping Ground Water Resources for Emergency Water Supply», presented in Nairobi on 22 May 2012.

 
Dr C.J. (Kick) Hemker awarded for best paper

On 3 May 2012, Dr C.J. (Kick) Hemker received the award for the best paper in Stromingen, the professional magazine of the Netherlands Hydrological Society (NHV), over the first 15 years of the magazine. Dr Hemker received the prize for his groundbreaking work on whirls in groundwater.

 
U.S. report warns of global water tensions

The American intelligence community warned in a report released on World Water Day (22 March 2012) that problems with water could destabilize countries in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia over the next decade, according to the New York Times. Increasing demand and competition caused by the world’s rising population and scarcities created by climate change and poor management threaten to disrupt economies and increase regional tensions, the report concludes.

 
The Hydropolitical Baseline of the Upper Jordan River

The Hydropolitical Baseline of the Upper Jordan River study, undertaken by the UEA Water Security Research Centre, examines the history and current politics of water use in the basin – specifically the Liddan, Banias and Hasbani sub-basins. An interdisciplinary lens interprets the archives of French and British authorities, Lebanese and Israeli river flow data, news media, interviews and unpublished official reports. Finding the distribution of the transboundary flows to be asymmetric in the extreme, the study investigates how the inequity has been achieved and is maintained.

 
2012 Status Report on the Application of Integrated Approaches to Water Resources Management in Africa

The «2012 Status Report on the Application of Integrated Approaches to Water Resources Management in Africa» is a study to determine progress in Africa towards sustainable management of water resources using integrated approaches. The study was commissioned by AMCOW to collate and analyse data collected from 40 member countries of AMCOW African countries that responded to a detailed survey conducted by UN-Water.

 
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