Events (Archives 2014)

    First Preparatory Committee meeting of the Ministerial Process (PrepCom I)

    UNESCO Headquarters, Paris (France)
    United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
    Ministerial delegations from all over the world will meet at the UNESCO Headquarters for the First Preparatory Committee meeting of the Ministerial Process (PrepCom I.) Over 110 delegations are expected to participate in this event. 
    The goal of the Preparatory Committee meetings is to prepare the Ministerial Statement which will be presented at the 7th World Water Forum (Daegu &Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea, 12-17 April 2015.) The Second PrepCom will take place 24-25 February 2015, UNESCO HQ, Paris.

    Third Arab Water Forum (AWF3)

    Cairo (Egypt)
    Arab Water Council (AWC)
    The main theme of the forum is “Together Towards A Secure Arab Water Future”. The main goal of AWF3 is to engage all water-interested groups and stakeholders in debate about how far are the current water policies and actions successful to bring water security to the region and effectively contribute to food security and to the conservation of the supporting ecosystems. It aims at identifying policy adjustments and necessary mechanisms that could further promote cooperation between the Arab countries in the Water Sector.

    Water Food and Energy Nexus Global Forum

    Paris (France)
    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    Achieving water, energy and food security for all is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind. Already today, nearly one billion people lack access to safe drinking water, one billion people suffer from hunger and 2.5 billion people do not have access to modern forms of energy. These challenges will intensify in the future. The OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 projects that global demand for energy and water will increase by 80% and 55% by 2050 respectively.  In addition, the FAO estimates a 60% increase in food demand over the same period.  Population growth, economic development and...

    First meeting of High Level Panel on Infrastructure Financing for a Water Secure World

    World Water Council (WWC), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
    The HLP is an initiative launched by the World Water Council (WWC) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The panel is chaired by Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General. A variety of stakeholders are represented as members of the HLP, including ministers of water, infrastructure and economic development; Presidents or CEOs of international financing institutions and private financiers; CEOs of corporations who use water; Chairs of significant civil society organisations; and mayors of OECD cities.


    The first meeting of the HLP takes place in Paris, on 26...

    First International Environment Forum for Basin Organizations

    Bangkok (Thailand)
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    The first Forum will be organized in close cooperation with the 9th General Assembly of the International Network of Basin Organizations and the Royal Thai Government announced UNEP. The Forum will create a global platform for basin organizations - as well as other relevant actors such as international financial institutions, secretariats of multilateral environmental agreements and other UN Agencies - to work together towards stronger governance and management of transboundary freshwater bodies through the adequate integration of environmental considerations and responses to challenges faced...

    2014 Smart Water Grid International Conference

    Songdo Convensia, Incheon, South Korea
    Smart Water Grid Research Group (SWG)
    • Part 1. Smart Implementation of IWRM: Integrated water resource management
    • Part 2. Water Management with ICT: Smart ICT convergence technology for water management
    • Part 3. Global movement of SWM Standardization: Global standardization and water policy
    • Part 4. Design and Implementation of SWG: Application technology and case studies

    Read the Program of the event. Register here.

    Second Mediterranean Water Forum

    Murcia (Spain)
    Mediterranean Water Institute (IME)

    The 2nd Mediterranean Water Forum will take place in Murcia (Spain) from 24 to 26 November 2014. It is part of the preparatory process for the 7th World Water Forum planned in Daegu (Korea), April 2015. Its thematics will be discussed at launch, they will approach themes and orientations of the 7th World Water Forum. Click here to read the announcement of the event.

    2014 UCLG World Council

    United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

    The 2014 UCLG World Council will be held in Haikou at the kind invitation of Mayor Ni Qiang, in conjunction with the Guangzhou Award. The Statutory Meetings to be held include the celebration of the Executive Bureau and World Council, 24-26 November in Haikou. The programme also contains Learning Events related to the Second Edition of the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation, 27-29 November in Guangzhou.