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Aug 10, 2011 South Sudan – What will it mean for the Nile’s Hydropolitical Crossroads
On the 9th of July, 2011 the Republic of South Sudan became the newest country in the world and the 55th independent state in Africa, after a complex political process that started when the continent was experiencing its first waves of independence and lasted more than half a century. SIWI’s Ana Cascao reflects on the [...]
Aug 10, 2011 China – Three Gorges and a Remedy
The Changjiang Water Resources Commission supported by the EU China River Basin Management Program will give a presentation on the Three Gorges Dam and the South-to-North Water Transfer Project at the 2011 World Water Week. In this article Deputy Team Leader Lars Skov Andersen relates his experience on six years of work on the Yangtze [...]
Aug 07, 2011 Everything you need to know about the UN Watercourses Convention
Since the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational uses of International Watercourses was adopted in 1997, water pollution and overuse have worsened in many places, and the world’s poorest people are already facing shrinking supplies. The scale of the freshwater challenge is enormous, especially with climate change making water availability more unpredictable [...]
Jul 31, 2011 2nd Annual International Law & Transboundary Freshwaters Workshop 2011
Susan Bazilli,  Project Manager, is currently attending this event in Dundee, Scotland.    http://www.dundee.ac.uk/water/workshop/
Jul 30, 2011 IUCN Report Emphasizes Transboundary Conservation as Critical
20 July 2011: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has published “Crossing Borders for Nature: European examples of transboundary conservation” as part of a project led by IUCN and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) aiming to improve transboundary conservation in the mountainous border zone between Albania, Macedonia and the UN [...]
Jul 29, 2011 South China Sea Draft Agreement
D raft agreement between China and ASEAN,  see  http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Clinton-Welcomes-South-China-Sea-Guidelines-126002064.html
Jul 29, 2011 IWC6
UBC project to deliver three workshops at IWC6 in Dubrovnik in October! See http://iwlearn.net/abt_iwlearn/events/iwc6.
Jul 29, 2011 Stockholm Workshop Report Available
Final Report
Jul 06, 2011 Water for Life – UN Best Practices Award Nominations open now
Nominations are now open for the second edition of the ‘Water for Life’ UN-Water Best Practices Award. The nomination period is open from 30 June to 30 September 2011. See http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/waterforlifeaward.html
Jun 23, 2011 New report now available on our website – Coastal Resource Management
From our UNDP-GEF Governance of International Waters through Experiential Learning workshop in Stockholm May 2011, there is a new report under Workshops available on our website by Dr Hans Hartmann and others – University of Costa Rica and La Rochelle University – Develop universal tools for coastal and transboundary resource management under variable cultural conditions
Jun 15, 2011 Expert meeting on harmonizing national legislation and institutions with ICZM Protocol – Croatia
The Expert group meeting on harmonizing the national legal and institutional framework with ICZM Protocol took place during 18 and 19 May in the PAP/RAC premises in Split, Croatia. The first day of the Meeting was dedicated to the analysis of the content and legal scope of the ICZM Protocol.  The findings of the ProtoGIZC [...]
Jun 15, 2011 IWLEARN 3 First ICT Workshop in Thailand
For  more details go to http://iwlearn.net/news/a-successful-conclusion-to-the-first-iw-learn-ict-workshop
Jun 15, 2011 Towards Marine Eco-system­ Based Management in the Wider Caribbean
New publication – see more at http://iwlearn.net/news/towards-marine-ecosystembased-management-in-the-wider-caribbean
Jun 14, 2011 International Waters Conference 6 – Celebrate 20 Years of the GEF
The IWC6 will be held in October in Dubrovnik. We will be presenting 3 workshops over the conference. For more details on the IWC6 and the preliminary agenda, go to the website at http://iwlearn.net/abt_iwlearn/events/iwc6/index_html?searchterm=iwc6 and stay tuned!
Jun 14, 2011 Platform for International Law
International Conference in Geneva – July 2011 - Project Director to attend and present on the findings of the project. See http://www.unige.ch/droit/eau/index_en.html for more details.
Jun 09, 2011 Valuing our Coastal Environments
(DLIST Benguela) Increasingly we need to consider the economic, social and environmental value of our coastal environments, to ensure it is sustainable. Even those people that do not live near the coast still depend on what the coastal areas have to offer, in one way or the other. Read full article here
Jun 04, 2011 Plan for China’s Water Crisis Spurs Concern
(New York Times, June 1, 2011, by Edward Wong) A chronic drought is ravaging farmland. The Gobi Desert is inching south. The Yellow River, the so-called birthplace of Chinese civilization, is so polluted it can no longer supply drinking water. The rapid growth of megacities — 22 million people in Beijing and 12 million in [...]
Apr 12, 2011 The Project’s International Waters report featured on UNDP Water website
View the UNCP Water website here
Apr 12, 2011 New Resource – Share: Managing waters across boundaries (IUCN WANI toolkit)
This book presents practical tools for conceptualizing and implementing cooperative, participatory management of shared water resources. It stresses the importance of information, communication, institutions and adaptability. It points to the range of benefits from water management and development that can be derived cooperatively, and must be shared equitably. The lessons presented here provide valuable insights [...]
Apr 12, 2011 Workshop on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins: challenges, progress and lessons learnt
The workshop will be organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) under the Water Convention. It will bring together countries and other stakeholders to: exchange practical experience and share lessons-learned on the technical and strategic aspects of adapting to climate change; analyze the specific challenges of adapting water management to climate change in [...]