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Sustainable Water Management in Cities: engaging stakeholders for effective change, Zaragoza, Spain, 13-17 December 2010
Organised by: United Nations Office to Support the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015, UN-HABITAT, City of Zaragoza, and the SWITCH consortium (which includes UNESCO-IHE and the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre).
This four-day conference will bring together more than 200 experts, local government officials, media specialists, key water operators and political representatives of cities and stakeholder groups to discuss sustainable urban water management and propose practical ways to move forward to meet the challenges of disseminating results to a wider audience, also considering different development contexts and regional characteristics. This draws on the approaches of the SWITCH project and the Learning Alliances. Some specific outcomes of the meeting – especially case studies – will be presented as part of the World Water Day on 22 March 2011.
Conference web site: www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/swm_cities_zaragoza_2010/index.shtml
Organised by: University for Peace, UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands National IHP Committee, CPWC, PCCP, Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO
Colloquium in the framework of 30 years University for Peace. In the face of global changes, what role can law play in safeguarding basic needs and rights, including that of water? Can law be more effectively mobilized to better protect vulnerable communities against droughts, floods and other climate related disasters? In so doing, to what extend can it contribute to world peace? As laws tend to be rigid, how can they play a more progressive role in a rapidly changing world? Currently water management is stepping away from the idea of stationarity – but what about legal issues? Are they set in stone?
Location: UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands