Brasil Oyapock River (Tom Peyre Costa 2010)
Bubbles (Tom Peyre Costa 2008)
Spain Cabdella (Tom Peyre Costa 2010)
Spain Drought (Tom Peyre Costa2010)

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XVth IWRA World Water Congress
25 - 29 May 2015
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Main theme: "Global Water, a resource for development: Opportunities, challenges and constraints"

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World Water Week
31 Aug - 5 Sep 2014
Stockholm, Sweden

This year's event theme is "Energy and Water".

22nd ICID Congress & 65th IEC Meeting
14 - 20 Sep. 2014
Gwangju, Korea

Theme: “Securing Water for Food and Rural Community under Climate Change”.

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - XVth World Water Congress

World Water Congress Letter Call for Abstract thumbnailThe call for papers for the 15th World Water Congress of IWRA is now open! 

Click on the image to read the letter from IWRA President, Prof. Altinbilek; ISC Chair, Dr. Cecilia Tortajada; and LOC Chair, Jon Rathjen.

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A new approach to the contentious transboundary relationship between Mexico and the United States on the use of the Colorado River

Water International and the International Journal of Water Resources Development have coordinated the publication of a pair of papers on “Minute 319,” a new approach to the contentious transboundary relationship between Mexico and the United States on the use of the Colorado River.

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Water International Call For Papers - Special Issue: Mining and Water Resource Management: Problem or Solution?

CFP for a Special Issue of Water International:  Mining and Water Resource Management: Problem or Solution?

Guest editors:  Anthony Turton, Surina Esterhuyse and David Brooks

This Special Issue will focus specifically on highlighting areas of concern related to mining and water resources and also how mining-related water impacts can be minimized or mitigated. The policy implications of water-related mining problems and solutions should also be highlighted. Original contributions on novel technical or institutional approaches that not only mitigate the water impacts of a mine but also benefit the broader society and ensure sustainable development, are especially welcome.

Deadline for proposals: 1 August 2014

For more information, please consult the full Call For Abstract Announcement

UN Watercourses Convention joined by the 35th country!

We are happy to report that Viet Nam has acceded to the UN Watercourses Convention (UNWC).  This instrument will now go into force on 17 August 2014.  The UNWC resulted from decades of hard work to establish a framework for sharing watercourses.
For more information about the UN Watercourses convention, please read the special issue of Water International from March 2013, or visit the UN Watercourses Convention Online User's Guide or this post at the International Water Law Project explaining the importance of the Convention going into force.


Vol. 39, Issue 4
Water International (July 2014)

IWRA Update
IWRA Newsletter 2014 - N2 (June 2014)