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International Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rocks

21–24 May 2011, Prague • The GwFR’2012 conference is a follow-up to the conference GFR2003 – International Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rock – held in Prague in 2003, organized by Jiri Krasny et al. The direct incentive was the meeting of the IAH Commission on Hydrogeology of Hard Rocks during the 38th international congress of IAH in Kraków, Poland. It was concluded that, so many years after GFR2003, it would be needed to organize again the conference on groundwater in fractured rocks.

 
First Global Water Footprint Standard Training Course

10–12 May 2011, Amsterdam • Registration is now open for the first Global Water Footprint Standard Training Course that will take place in Amsterdam. After concluding this course, participants will receive the Certificate of the Global Water Footprint Standard Training Course, which provides proof in the market that the individual holding the certificate is acquainted with the global water footprint standard. The certificate is stamped by the Water Footprint Network.

 
The Water Footprint Assessment Manual sets the standard

«The Water Footprint Assessment Manual: Setting the Global Standard» has just been published. The first Global Water Footprint Standard, a scientifically credible methodology that will make all water footprints comparable, clearly demonstrates how individuals, companies and nations can quantify their contribution to water use conflicts and environmental degradation in river basins around the world.

 
10th hydrological PhD thesis added: Ruud Bartholomeus

The PhD thesis (2010) of Ruud Bartholomeus, «Climate-proof and process-based relationships between water, oxygen and vegetation», has been added to the PhD theses section.

 
Nine hydrological PhD theses now available online

Eight recent and one older hydrological PhD theses are now available in the PhD theses section. The promovendi are from Wageningen University, VU University Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology, the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and Utrecht University.

 
February 2011 newsletter of International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance to focus on urban rainwater harvesting

This newsletter will look how rainwater harvesting can be used within cities to help face the duel problem of rapid population increase and climate change. One of the biggest problems in today’s cities is the rapid growth of urban populations in developing countries. The world’s urban population increased from around 200 million (15% of world population) in 1900 to 2.9 billion (50%) in 2000.

 
International Conference on Integrated Water Resources Management

12–13 October 2011, Dresden • International Conference on Integrated Water Resources Management: Management of Water in a Changing World: Lessons Learnt and Innovative Perspectives.

 
How much water is needed for animal products?

A study carried out by researchers from the University of Twente, the Netherlands, provides a comprehensive account of the global green, blue and grey water footprints of different sorts of farm animals and animal products, distinguishing between different production systems and considering the conditions in all countries of the world separately.

 
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