European Development Days 2018

Ensuring Women Participation and Empowerment for Water and Development

Europe’s leading forum on development since 2006, Organized by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Document published in 2011 by OSS (Sahel and Sahara Observatory), focused on the design and implementation of a hydrogeological model of the Iullemeden Aquifer System. The aquifer, extending through Mali, Niger and Nigeria, is one of the two outmost important groundwater systems in the Niger basin, with groundwater flowing mainly from north to the south.

Desde el Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española en Montevideo le hacemos llegar la información de la convocatoria del curso "Gobernabilidad Sustentable del Agua" " que se realizará en este Centro de Formación entre el 26 y 30 de junio de 2017. El plazo de recepción de candidaturas concluye el día 9 de mayo de 2017.
Esta actividad está dirigida a personas con rol multiplicador que puedan contribuir al desarrollo y uso efectivo de las capacidades, tales como:

Launched by NEPAD on 1st Februray, the Call for Expression of Interest for Universities and Research Institutions in Water Sciences to constitute and become members of the AU/NEPAD Central and Eastern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence (AU/NEPAD CEANWATCE), is expected to receive Application until next 28th February 2017.

DRAFT Principles

Cluster 1: Effectiveness of water governance

1.Roles and responsibilities

2.Scale including basin governance

3.Policy coherence



Cluster 2: Efficiency of water governance

5.Data and information

6.Financial resources

7.Regulatory frameworks



Cluster 3:Engagement and trust

9.Integrity and transparency

10.Stakeholder engagement

11.Equity across users, territories and generations

12.Monitoring and evaluation


Current JRC activities dealing with WATER can be found here.

The JRC is currently developing and updating several environmental information systems:

1.    Fate and Impacts of pollutants in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems - Europe (FATE Nutrients, FATE Chemicals)


Executive summary


The workshop held in Abuja, Nigeria from the 11 to 15 of February 2013 in the framework of the EC support project to the AU/NEPAD Networks of Centres of Excellence (Water CoE) in Western and in Southern Africa has been a real success for its contents and results.

This reports aims to give a comprehensive overview of the work of the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), in relation to global water challenges.