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June 28, 2012 at 9:35 am Leave a comment

Financing Water and Sanitation for All in Africa, Ouagadougou Burkina Faso, 05-08 December 2011

Organised by:  Centre Africain pour l’Eau Potable et l’Assainissement (CREPA)

The meeting, which will be attended by about 200 participants from development organisations, bilateral and multi-lateral groups, civil society organisations as well as governments, will focus on the need to improve investment in the water and sanitation sector in Africa.

The four-day meeting will include an African Workshop on the pricing of water and sanitation services and sanitation, a ministerial dialogue, a round table of donors, and the launch of an African Forum on innovative local solutions in the field of hygiene, sanitation and drinking water supply.

Read the full announcement (in French)

October 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm 2 comments

6th World Water Forum – Time for Solutions, Marseilles, France, 12-17 March 2012

Organised by: World Water Council

Held every three years, the World Water Forum is billed as the world’s largest water event. The 6th edition of the Forum expects to attract 25,000 participants from over 180 countries, including 140 ministerial delegations and 800 speakers.

The Forum will be guided by 12 Priorities for Action and 3 Conditions for Success, translated into common and measurable goals.

12 priorities for action

Ensure Everyone’s Well-Being
1.1 Guarantee access to water for all and the Right to Water
1.2 Improve access to integrated sanitation services for all
1.3 Contribute to hygiene and health through water and sanitation
1.4 Prevent and respond to water-related risks and crises
1.5 Contribute to cooperation and peace through water

Contribute to Economic Development
2.1 Balance multiple uses through IWRM – Integrated Water Resource Management
2.2 Contribute to food security by the optimal use of water
2.3 Harmonise water and energy
2.4 Promote Green Growth and value ecosystem services

Keep the Planet Blue
3.1 Improve the quality of water resources and ecosystems
3.2 Adjust pressures and footprints of human activities on water
3.3 Respond to climate and global changes in an urbanising world

3 conditions for success

CS1 Good governance
CS2 Financing water for all
CS3 Enabling environments

The programme includes highlevel roundtables, a ministerial conference, a local and regional authority conference, a Parliamentarian conference, grassroots and citizenship events, all leading to commitments
and declarations at the end of the week.

Several Prizes will be awarded at the Forum:

  • The King Hassan II Great World Water Prize rewards a long-term project or career
  • The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize is awarded to a person or organisation that has carried out grassroots actions to respond to the water needs of communities in critical situations
  • The ‘Compromiso Mexico’ Water Prize
  • The RIEC-International “Water & Film” Event

A dedicated web site  -the International Platform of Solutions, www.solutionsforwater.org – has been set up to collect  existing or innovative solutions to help address the global water challenges.

Web site: www.worldwaterforum6.org

October 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

International Water Forum at the United Nations, New York, NY, USA, 16 September 2011

Organised by: The Chronicles Group and Energy Water Institute of New York, in cooperation with the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR), World Water Organization (WWO), and WaterAid America.

Held concurrently with the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the forum will discuss water issues in the United States as well as global water challenges. The main aim is to take the first step toward organising a worldwide education and awareness campaign on the global water crisis.

More than 500 individuals are expected to participate in the forum.

For more information go to these web sites:


September 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy, Dublin, Ireland, 13-18 May 2012

The inaugural IWA World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy will explore the topics of resilient and sustainable cities with a focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Theme: Building a Sustainable Global Future

Organised  by: International Water Association (IWA)


  • Utilities Asset Management
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Communications and Information
  • Climate Change
  • Economics, Policy & Sustainable Planning
  • Water, Agriculture and Food

Abstract deadline: 15 September 2011

For more information go to the conference web site: iwa-wcedublin.org

September 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm 1 comment

HELP International Symposium 2011, Gamboa, Panama, 21-24 November 2011

Theme: Building Knowledge Bridges for a Sustainable Water Future

Organised by: UNESCO International Hydrological Program (IHP), National Environmental Authority, International Center for Sustainable Development, and Interinstitutional Commission for the Canal Watershed

HELP is the UNESCO-IHP crosscutting initiative on Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy.


  • Global change impacts on river basins and aquifer systems
  • Strengthening governance and institutions
  • Ecohydrology for healthy ecosystems
  • Water, food and energy nexus
  • Water education and knowledge sharing

For more information go to the conference web site: www.helpsymposium.com

September 9, 2011 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

Water and Society 2011, Las Vegas, USA, 5-7 December 2011

The First International Conference on Water and Society aims to encourage trans-disciplinary communication on issues related to the nature of water, and its use and exploitation by society.

Organised by: University of Nevada, Wessex Institute of Technology


  • The nature of water
  • Water as a human right
  • Water as the source of life
  • Water in a changing climate
  • Future water demands and adaptation strategies
  • Water resources contamination
  • Surface and sub-surface water resources
  • Irrigation and desertification
  • Water, sanitation and health
  • Transnational water rights
  • Legislation and controls
  • Water through the ages
  • Lessons to be learnt
  • Water and disaster management
For more information go to the conference web site:

September 9, 2011 at 10:02 am Leave a comment

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