IHP News

Water as a window of opportunity?

How can negotiators who hold divided interest make concrete decisions? Can science help collective negotiation sessions visualize future outcomes? According to Dr Irna van der Molen, the long-term perspective is shaded with tints of optimism by building trust, finding scientific solutions and showing through scenarios how the changing landscape will be affected by various choice. A report.

Groundwater Governance Project: Launch of Regional Consultation Workshops during UNESCO’s 36th General Conference

In January 2011, UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP) – together with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and the World Bank – initiated a new project on Groundwater Governance: A Global Framework for Country Action. This three-year project is working closely with the Member States, the main actor in the management of groundwater resources. Under the responsibility of UNESCO’s IHP network, the Regional Consultation Workshops (RCW) are a fundamental component of the Groundwater Governance project.

UNESCO-IHE op weg naar mondiale campus

Dr. András Szöllösi-Nagy, rector of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, in Delft, the Netherlands, was interviewed for a special issue on international water education of H2O. H2O is the Dutch magazine on water management. The article is in Dutch.

Publication «The right to water and water rights in a changing world» now out

The publication based on the colloquium on «The right to water and water rights in a changing world» has now been published! All speakers have written a chapter in this new and compelling publication on how to address global and climate change when dealing with water rights and the right to water.

USAID grants $2.95 million to UNESCO-IHE to improve groundwater management in MENA region

USAID, the United States Agency for International Development has awarded a $2.95 million grant to UNESCO’s Institute for Water Education (IHE-Delft) for the creation of a “collaborative knowledge network” aimed at improving the management of groundwater in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. The MENA region includes Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan, Algeria, the Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Morocco, Iraq, Yemen, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.

Challenges in managing Iraq’s marshlands

Iraq’s marshlands must be managed by balancing the various benefits derived from their ecosystems, according to a newly released report by the UN Integrated Water Task Force, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), within the context of the first four-year UN Development Assistance Framework for Iraq. The new report by UNESCO and partners reviews challenges in managing Iraq’s marshlands.

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