Secretary General’s report on the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

Earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and China have provided stark reminders of the increasing disaster risk in urban areas. Smaller and more frequent disasters in communities around the world attest to rising vulnerability and insufficient capacity to cope with disaster risk at the local level.

Report (in Dutch) of 2010 World Water Week

Michael van der Valk wrote a report on the 2010 World Water Week in Stockholm for H2O, the Dutch magazine for water management. With a special focus on Dutch presence and members of UN-Water.

Professor Anna Tibaijuka to chair the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

Former Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Prof. Anna Tibaijuka, will succeed Dr Roberto Lenton, whose second and final term of office comes to an end in March 2011. WSSCC is an alliance of members from a range of sectors who are committed to improving the lives of poor people around the world by improving access to basic sanitation, good hygiene practices, and safe drinking water.

Vacancies at UNESCO-IHE: Lecturer in Urban Drainange and Sewerage, Lecturer in Water Supply

The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education offers post-graduate courses and PhD research programmes in Delft, The Netherlands, and carries out research and capacity building projects all over the world. The mission of UNESCO-IHE is contribute to the education and training of professionals and to build the capacity of sector organisations, knowledge centres and other institutions active in the fields of water, the environment and infrastructure in developing countries and countries in transition.

Systematic planning in water storage and management to cope with increased rainfall variability

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has released a paper describing the need for systematic planning in water storage and management to cope with increased rainfall variability. The report, «Water Storage in an Era of Climate Change: Addressing the Challenge of Increasing Rainfall Variability», describes rainfall variability and the range of above- and below-ground water storage options.

Report on implementing environmental flows

WWF and The Nature Conservancy have released a report on implementing environmental flows: «The Implementation Challenge: Taking stock of government policies to protect and restore environmental flows».

Rotterdam features international conference on deltas

The Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate (CPWC) is a key partner in the international conference «Deltas in Times of Climate Change». The programme will convene 6 interesting sessions during the conference in the Rotterdam World Trade Centre.

Guidelines on spate irrigation (FAO)

Spate irrigation is an ancient practice by which floodwater is diverted from its river bed and channelled to basins where it is used to irrigate crops and feed drinking-water ponds, serve forest and grazing land and recharge local aquifers. It has evolved over the centuries and provided rural populations in arid and semi-arid regions with an ingenious way to cope with the aridity of their climate. It is thought that spate irrigation started in present-day Yemen, where it has been practised for around five thousand years.

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