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Workshop climate change adaptation in Indonesia

Under the umbrella of main organizer CPWC, the UNESCO-IHE Insititute for Water Education, together with Indonesian and Dutch partners, will contribute to a workshop on adaptation to climate change in Jakarta, Indonesia. The workshop (8–9 March 2010) will be held in the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding by 4 parties in both Indonesia and the Netherlands (Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (V&W) and Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, VROM).

 
Water on Planet Mars: Follow the Flow

5–16 July 2010, Utrecht • Planet Mars has water ice near its surface, and dry rivers, deltas and gigantic canyons attest to past water flow on the surface. But how much water did flow on Mars? What was the past climate, and how long was the planet wet? Was there ever life on Mars and could we live there in the future?

 
21st Salt Water Intrusion Meeting

21–25 June 2010, Azores • The 21st Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM21 – AZORES 2010) will this year be held at the University of Azores, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

 
Hashimoto Action Plan II released

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) is embarking on its next strategic phase with the release of the Hashimoto Action Plan II.

 
Henry Darcy Lecture 2009 report available

The report of the symposium in Amsterdam, 5 November 2009, on the use of isotopes and tracers in hydrology, combined with the 2009 Henry Darcy Lecture, is now available online.

 
Clean Water for a Healthy World

22 March 2010, worldwide • World Water Day

WWDay_bluebutton120x90UN-Water is dedicating World Water Day 2010 to the theme of water quality, reflecting its importance alongside quantity of the resource in water management.  On World Water Day, we reaffirm that clean water is life, and our lives depend on how we protect the quality of our water.  Water is the basis of life on earth. 
 
Deltas in Times of Climate Change

29 September–1 October 2010, Rotterdam • Deltas in Times of Climate Change
Deltas have a lot to offer. They are close to the sea and inland waterways. Their soils are fertile. They are therefore the base of many large and fast growing cities. But as populations grow, deltas and their cities are becoming more vulnerable. Floods, land subsidence, traffic congestion, air pollution and salt intrusion loom up as common threats. Climate change aggravates these problems.

 
Transboundary flood risk management: experiences from the UNECE region

The study describes problems and progress made regarding transboundary flood management in 10 transboundary river basins in the UNECE region; tools for managing transboundary flood risk, for joint flood forecasting, flood warning and exchange of data, joint flood risk management planning and implementation; and useful legal and institutional arrangements for cooperation.

 
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