Inception meeting


Addressing Water Security: Climate Impacts and Adaptation responses in Africa, Asia and the Americas

(With the support from Flanders Trust Fund for Science)


Paris, 9-10 February 2015

Bonvin Building – Room/Salle XIV


Organized by UNESCO-IHP


The International Water Association (IWA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 IWA Project Innovation Awards – Development.


Various international bodies are engaged in the assessment of existing and the elaboration of future water-related development goals, including an SDG. With a view to assess and summarise these activities as well as to provide guidance for future work the Government of Hungary, in cooperation with the UN system and the World Water Council, organises a global conference: the Budapest Water Summit in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, between 8-11 October 2013.

Nexus thinking is a new way of thinking that recognises the crucial interdependence of water, energy and food -- a relationship that forms the core of the Environment Nexus project. This new IIEA video explores the deep interconnections between the three essential resources and highlights the need for nexus thinking to help meet the world's needs, as it grows from 7 to 9 billion by 2050.

One important area of cooperation involves  transboundary rivers, which can be a source of conflict, or economic benefit the countries. Over the last 50 years, over 200 treaties have been signed regulating the use of rivers such as the Indus, Jordan and Danube. But in Central Asia, the five republics have been talking for 20 years without agreeing how to share the waters of the great Aral Sea Basin, source of water for agriculture and hydropower. Now they may be getting somewhere.

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Check out what is being organized worldwide for this important day!

Check important water facts!

The Miracle Water Village narrates the inspirational story of impoverished farming community in India that reversed its fortunes through its visionary model of water management. 

Check out Tessa Livingstone's disturbing new video on the crisis of water supply. Why, after $360 million of investment do nearly a billion people still lack healthy water? Why do the wells, pumps and pipes, installed lovingly by donors across the world, fail time and time again? And who now has the courage to put it right?


The objective of this course is to present the diseases and health issues related to water. Different types of water related diseases and how they are transmitted will be presented. This will be followed by prevention strategies which can be employed to minimize the transmission of these diseases.

By: Murray Biedler for Aquaknow