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High-level roundtable public and private sector on groundwater governance

In December 2010 the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. In view of its multidimensional mandate UNESCO was appointed by UN-Water to coordinate the Year. A roundtable session on groundwater governance is therefore a contribution to the 2013 United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation. The session is organized within the framework of the project on «Groundwater Governance: a Global Framework for Action» and takes place in The Hague on 21 March 2013, just prior to the official celebration of the World Water Day on Water Cooperation.

A simple groundwater modelling course: MicroFEM

Interested in groundwater modelling but nor sure how to start? In the framework of the UN International Year of Water Cooperation, and of World Water Day, the Netherlands National Committee IHP-HWRP (UNESCO & WMO) is happy to offer a free groundwater modelling course for starters. The course has kindly been developed by Dr Kick Hemker, MicroFEM, Amsterdam.

UNESCO-IHE Education and Training Guide 2013

The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, the Netherlands, offers a range of educational solutions for water professionals that wish to increase their professional expertise or refresh their knowledge and skills for today’s working environment

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.

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.

«Principles of good governance at different water governance levels»: new publication

How is water governance evolving at different levels of governance and what are the implications for principles of good governance such as equity, legitimacy, efficiency, transparency and accountability? The publication «Principles of good governance at different water governance levels» addresses these issues. It is based on the workshop on «Water and Governance».

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