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Call for Applicants – New ERASMUS+ Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Feb 06, 2015 11:38
AquaCulture, Environment and Society (ACES) (Starting September 2015)
GEO Water Quality Summit from Apr 20, 2015 08:00 to Apr 22, 2015 06:00 Geneva, Switzerland, by Damaris Waigwa
The Group on Earth Observation (GEO) invites all GEO Members and Participating Organisations to register their interest to attend the GEO Water Quality Summit at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) premises in Geneva 20-22 April 2015. The Summit is popen to all members of the water quality community including water management, regulatory and operational agencies, research institutions and agencies, NGO's and the private sector.
2nd Blue Planet Symposium from May 27, 2015 08:00 to May 29, 2015 06:00 Cairns, Australia, by Damaris Waigwa
Following the success of the inaugural Blue Planet Symposium held in Ilhabela, Brazil in 2012, we are pleased to inform you the 2nd Symposium will be held in Cairns, Australia, May 27-29 2015.
Applications, Australia Awards Scholarships in Asia Pacific (IWC) by Montakan Chimmuang — last modified Feb 05, 2015 10:17
Many scholarships, including Australia Awards Scholarships, are currently available to study the International WaterCentre (IWC) Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) in 2016. Applications for the Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) are currently open in selected countries across the Asia-Pacific region. AAS are long term development awards administered by the Australian Government (Application Deadline: 30 April 2015).
SADC Water Sector produces documentaries on Regional Water Cooperation by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Feb 03, 2015 09:55
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is home to more than 260 million people and exhibits a great diversity in culture, nature, people and ways of life. One of the characteristic features of the Region is the transboundary nature of its rivers, lakes and groundwater bodies: 15 great rivers with their respective river basins in Southern Africa are shared between two or more countries. Water, however, does not recognise international boundaries. The joint management, protection and utilisation of water in Southern Africa is therefore not an option - it is a necessity. Bridging Waters is a docu-drama series illustrating how water in Southern Africa is sustainably managed according to SADC's important Protocol on Shared Watercourses. Narrated through the lives of those residing along Southern Africa's majestic rivers and depicting their daily challenges, Bridging Waters connects the local setting with the wider importance of transboundary water management. Bridging Waters exemplifies the success and local impacts of improved cooperation between the countries that share Southern Africa's waters. Shot in 10 countries over a period of two years, the series delves into the waters of the Zambezi, the Limpopo, the Kunene, the Ruvuma and the Orange-Senqu. Rivers are the lifelines of Africa, and it is up to all of us to keep them flowing: clean and jointly managed for the benefit of all.
FileCCRES e-news #4(Edition 04 | December 2014) by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Mar 06, 2015 12:38
In this issue, read the message from the Project Manager on the importance of integration across disciplines, institutions, geographies and cultures in the project; Selayar: CCRES pilot site in Indonesia; Connecting with communities through technology; Making sense of marine planning in Indonesia; Monitoring ecosystems in El Nido; Fish nurseries – or a cash crop? Also meet the team; and find out about who they have been talking to, what they don't like, and their whereabouts.
FileCCRES e-news #3 (Edition 03 | September 2014) by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Mar 02, 2015 10:08
The CCRES leadership team travelled to Selayar and Pangkep in South Sulawesi last month to investigate locations for a pilot site in Indonesia for the project.
ContactPersonMr. Zukile Hutu by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jan 26, 2015 12:42
Data and Information Manager, Benguela Current Commission,
Science Fair at the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions from May 07, 2015 08:00 to May 09, 2015 06:00 Geneva, Switzerland, by Damaris Waigwa
This science fair will convene in parallel with a segment of the Conferences of the Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, which will address the theme 'From Science to action, working for a safer tomorrow'. Closely reflecting this theme, the science fair aims to: increase understanding of the scientific basis of the three conventions; clarify the scientific processes established under the conventions for their effective implementation; and increase awareness and understanding of the in-depth scientific considerations relating to decision-making under the three conventions.
Expo 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life from May 01, 2015 08:00 to Oct 31, 2015 06:00 Milan, Italy, by Damaris Waigwa
From 1 May-31 October 2015, Expo 2015 will be held on the theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life". It is organized by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), which is the body responsible for overseeing and regulating issues relating to the organization of World and International Expos. Recognizing the role of food and nutrition in achieving sustainable development, the event will focus on a variety of related themes, including improving food quality and security, ensuring healthy and high-quality nutrition for humans, and promoting innovation in research, technology, and business practices.
FileUNODA_VACANCY by Montakan Chimmuang — last modified Jan 26, 2015 09:20
Second Workshop on Transboundary Flood Risk Management Mar 19, 2015 from 08:00 to 05:30 Geneva, Switzerland, by Khristine Custodio
The second workshop on transboundary flood risk management will be organized on 19-20 March 2015 within the framework of the programme of work of the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention). This workshop will bring together professionals from all over the world working on transboundary flood risk management
South Asian Conference on Climate Change: Risks and Actions from Apr 28, 2015 08:00 to Apr 30, 2015 06:00 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro, Pakistan, by Damaris Waigwa
This conference, organized by the Water Resource Engineering Department of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan, together with the Research and Development Foundation (RDF) of Pakistan, will seek to: provide a forum for sharing lessons and strengthening the participation of civil society and the public sector in climate change-related activities; strengthen collaboration among stakeholders on the issue of climate change and its impacts; and create linkages among organizations at various levels working on climate change.
CBD Regional Workshop on EBSAs in the North-West Indian Ocean and Adjacent Gulf Areas, and Training Session on EBSAs from Apr 19, 2015 08:00 to Apr 25, 2015 06:00 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by Damaris Waigwa
The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is convening this Regional Workshop to 'Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) in the North-West Indian Ocean and Adjacent Gulf Areas'.
3rd Global Soil Week from Apr 19, 2015 08:00 to Apr 23, 2015 06:00 Berlin, Germany, by Damaris Waigwa
The 3rd Global Soil Week will provide a platform for discussions on issues related to soils and land, and facilitate the emergence of new initiatives and strengthen existing ones. The Week will be composed of workshops on topics that have emerged since the 1st Global Soil Week: carbon land management; soils and water; land rehabilitation; cities; land governance; economics of land and land degradation; land degradation neutral world (LDNW); soil and biomass for non-food purposes; and soils and food security. In addition, the agenda will include dialogues organized by various stakeholders, and lunch break dialogues with presentations on activities, ideas, research and experiences relating to soils and land. The event is hosted by the Global Soil Forum at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), in partnership with several UN agencies, intergovernmental and international organizations and German government agencies.
18th Session of the GCOS/GOOS/WCRP Ocean Observations Panel for Climate from Apr 14, 2015 08:00 to Apr 16, 2015 06:00 Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, by Damaris Waigwa
The 18th session of the Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC) of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) will take place from 14-16 March 2015, in Sendai, Japan
Second Environmental Protection and Sustainability Forum from Apr 09, 2015 08:00 to Apr 11, 2015 06:00 Bath, England, UK, by Damaris Waigwa
The Department of Economics and the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath are hosting this international forum to discuss state-of-the-art academic research on international environmental agreements informed by the insights of policymakers and practitioners in the field. The forum will include academic presentations (ten academic keynote presentations and 40 academic contributed papers) and engagement with stakeholders through roundtable discussions and public lectures. The forum seeks to connect researchers with those who design and implement policy, as well as those who are affected by the policies.
CBD Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of EBSAs in the North-East Indian Ocean Region from Mar 22, 2015 08:00 to Mar 27, 2015 06:00 Colombo, Sri Lanka, by Damaris Waigwa
This Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) workshop is part of a series of regional workshops the Secretariat is organizing to facilitate the description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) through the application of the scientific criteria in decision IX/20, annex I as well as scientific guidance on the identification of marine areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). The workshop will bring together scientific and technical experts to analyze biological and ecological data and information on marine ecosystems, habitats and species, and geological, physical or oceanographic data. Participants are expected to produce a regional workshop report on areas meeting EBSA criteria for consideration by the CBD's Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA). A Training Session on EBSAs will precede the workshop on 22 March 2015.
Dresden Nexus Conference 2015 from Mar 25, 2015 08:00 to Mar 27, 2015 06:00 Dresden, Sachsen, Germany, by Damaris Waigwa
The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) 2015 will convene under the theme 'Global Change, Sustainable Development Goals and the Nexus Approach,' and include participants from UN organizations, UN University (UNU) institutes, governments, international organizations, as well as individual researchers and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Focusing on the contributions of a nexus approach to the management of water, soil and waste, the DNC 2015 will address the following issues: maintaining and enhancing environmental resources under global change; facilitating efficient and sustainable use of limited natural resources; engaging international development partners in the promotion of the nexus approach; and facilitating a transition to a green economy, especially with regard to agriculture. The DNC 2015 is organized by the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) as a follow-up to its workshop 'Advancing a Nexus Approach to the Sustainable Management of Water, Soil and Waste,' held from 11-12 November 2013 in Dresden, Germany.
UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction from Mar 14, 2015 08:00 to Mar 18, 2015 06:00 Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, by Damaris Waigwa
The third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be hosted by the Government of Japan and organized by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). Participants are expected to agree a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR).
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