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CMS COP 11 from Nov 03, 2014 08:00 AM to Nov 09, 2014 06:00 PM Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador , by Damaris Waigwa
Ecuador will host the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) in November 2014, marking the first time that a CMS COP is held in Latin America. The decision was taken during the 41st Meeting of the Standing Committee, on 28 November 2013, in Bonn, Germany. The COP will be preceded by a High Level Ministerial meeting on 3 November. Another Standing Committee meeting will be held 9 November upon closure of the COP.
47th Meeting of the GEF Council from Oct 28, 2014 08:00 AM to Oct 30, 2014 06:00 PM Washington D.C., US, by Damaris Waigwa
The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Council meets twice per year to approve new projects with global environmental benefits in the GEF's focal areas, and to provide guidance to the GEF Secretariat and Agencies.
Tenth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC 10) from Oct 26, 2014 08:00 AM to Oct 30, 2014 06:00 PM Geneva, Switzerland, by Damaris Waigwa
The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) is a subsidiary body to the Stockholm Convention established for reviewing chemicals proposed for listing in Annex A, Annex B, and/or Annex C. The tenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC10) will take place from 27-30 October, with a pre-meeting on 26 October. This meeting is taking place back-to-back with the tenth meeting of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee (CRC10).
26th Conference of the Danubian Countries on Hydrological Forecasting and Hydrological Bases of Water Management from Sep 22, 2014 08:00 AM to Sep 24, 2014 06:00 PM Deggendorf, Germany , by Damaris Waigwa
The 26th Danube Conference, part of a series of biennial conferences hosted alternately by the countries of the river Danube, is being hosted by Germany, in Deggendorf. The Conference aims to share methodologies and case studies on hydrological basic information, hydrological forecasting and parameters, disaster management, the role of hydrological and biotic processes in aquatic systems, and linking different fields of science. Conference topics include: basis of hydrology; hydrological data management; hydrological modeling and forecasting; disaster events; administrative structures for water management; river basin and water management; and ecohydrology. The Conference is co-organized by: the German National Committee for the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and of the Hydrology and Water Resources Programme (HWRP) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO); the Bavarian Environment Agency; and the Deggendorf Institute of Technology.
37th WEDC International Conference from Sep 15, 2014 08:00 AM to Sep 19, 2014 06:00 PM Ha Noi, Viet Nam, by Damaris Waigwa
The 37th Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) International Conference will take place under the theme, 'Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services for All in a Fast Changing World'. The conference will provide a platform for debate, exchange and reflection on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The conference will include three days of presentations and discussions on peer-reviewed papers, followed by two days of capacity development, which will include field visits. Side events throughout the week will showcase best practices. WEDC welcomes papers on any aspect of WASH relevant to low and middle income countries, particularly papers related to: delivery of sustainable WASH services at scale, urban sanitation investment; mainstreaming equity and inclusion within institutions; disaster risk management; and the impact of climate change on WASH systems and services.
11th Annual Meeting of the International Water and Resource Economics Consortium from Sep 07, 2014 08:00 AM to Sep 09, 2014 06:00 PM Washington D.C., US, by Damaris Waigwa
The World Bank will host the 11th annual meeting of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC) on the theme "Efficiency and Water Conservation: Methodologies and Case Studies." Topics to be covered include: water and economic growth; residential water efficiency and conservation; integration of water for energy and energy for water; agricultural water productivity versus efficiency and conservation; water reuse and recycling; and climate change and efficiency of water supply and use.
UNEP Announces First International Environment Forum for Basin Organizations from Nov 26, 2014 08:00 AM to Nov 28, 2014 06:00 PM UN Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand, by Damaris Waigwa
The expected outcomes of the Forum include: the establishment of a regular platform for basin organizations to debate and work towards improving the governance and management of transboundary freshwater resources; strengthened legal, policy, financial and institutional mechanisms to support basin organizations in meeting environmental challenges for both surface and groundwater resources; priority actions to strengthen the ecosystems in transboundary basins applicable to both surface and groundwater resources identified by stakeholders; and increased political and institutional support to international cooperative frameworks for the sustainable management of transboundary basins.
3rd International Conference on Oceanography from Jun 22, 2015 08:00 AM to Jun 24, 2015 06:00 PM Boston, USA, by Montakan Chimmuang
Oceanography-2015 is the forum which brings together a unique and International mix of experts from both academia and industry from all around the globe to exchange their knowledge, experience and thereby build an Oceanography researcher community.
Arctic Biodiversity Congress from Dec 02, 2014 08:00 AM to Dec 04, 2014 06:00 PM Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway , by Damaris Waigwa
Organized by the Arctic Council's Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group, this event will promote the conservation and sustainable use of Arctic biodiversity through dialogue among scientists, policy-makers, government officials, industry, civil society and indigenous peoples. It is closely linked to the findings and recommendations of the first Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) released in May 2013.
CBD Expert Workshop to Prepare Practical Guidance on Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Habitats from Dec 02, 2014 08:00 AM to Dec 04, 2014 06:00 PM Baltimore, MD, US, by Damaris Waigwa
This workshop is being organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with the support from the European Commission. It will bring together nominated experts to discuss the impacts of marine debris on marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats.
Global Landscapes Forum from Dec 06, 2014 08:00 AM to Dec 07, 2014 06:00 PM The Westin Hotel and Convention Center, Lima, Peru, by Damaris Waigwa
The second Global Landscapes Forum will be convened on the margins of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government of Peru. The Forum will consider the landscape approach within the framework of climate change and development. Themes will include food, water and energy; climate change; the green economy; and sustainable development.
UNFCCC COP 20 from Dec 01, 2014 08:00 AM to Dec 12, 2014 06:00 PM Lima, Peru, by Damaris Waigwa
The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will be held from 1 to 12 December. COP 20/CMP 10 will be hosted by the Government of Peru, in Lima, Peru.
Second Meeting of the SAICM OEWG from Dec 15, 2014 08:00 AM to Dec 17, 2014 06:00 PM Geneve, Switzerland, by Damaris Waigwa
The Second Meeting of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG2) is expected to: review and prioritize proposals for emerging policy issues in preparation for the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4); consider proposals for the inclusion of new activities in the Global Plan of Action; consider the outcomes of regional meetings; and identify priority issues for consideration at ICCM4.
5th Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins from Oct 14, 2014 08:00 AM to Oct 15, 2014 06:00 PM Geneve, Switzerland, by Damaris Waigwa
The 5th Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins under the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) will take place from 14-15 October 2014.
4th AfricaSan Conference from Oct 08, 2014 08:00 AM to Oct 10, 2014 06:00 PM Dakar, Senegal, by Damaris Waigwa
The 4th AfricaSan Conference, hosted by the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) and the Government of Senegal, will address water supply and sanitation issues in Africa.
Milankovitch Anniversary UNESCO Symposium on Water Management in Transition Countries from Sep 03, 2014 08:00 AM to Sep 05, 2014 06:00 PM Belgrade, Serbia, by Damaris Waigwa
This meeting will address the theme "Water Management in Transition Countries as Impacted by Climate and Other Global Changes, Lessons from Paleoclimate and Regional Issues" with the intent to identify programme areas to address at the 7th World Water Forum, taking place in March 2015 in Daegu, Republic of Korea. This meeting is organized by the "Jaroslav ?erni" Institute for Development of Water Resources, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the Water for Sustainable Development and Adaptation to Climate Change Centre (WSDAC) and held under the auspices of the Serbian Government and UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
15th World Lake Conference from Sep 01, 2014 08:00 AM to Sep 05, 2014 06:00 PM University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, by Damaris Waigwa
The history of the World Lake Conference (WLC) dates back to the Shiga Conference on Conservation and Management of World Lake Environment of 1984, known as LECS'84, which was held on the shore of Lake Biwa, Japan. The aim of the LECS' 84, which was to contribute to promoting scientific approaches in the world lake basin management, has been inherited to the World Lake Conferences held in various parts of the world including USA, Hungary, China, Italy, Argentina, Denmark, Kenya, India and Japan. Today, the Conference is globally recognized as a place for multi-sectoral participants (i.e., academia, government, citizens, NGOs and enterprises) to exchange their views and experiences on the sustainable management for lakes and their basins.
Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion: Sea & Air - Traversing the Ocean-Climate Divide in International Law and Policy Aug 20, 2014 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM Berlin, Germany , by Montakan Chimmuang
The event is organised jointly by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS, Potsdam) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in partnership with European Maritime Week, 'Das Meer – Unser Blaues Wunder'. It will take place during the Climate Engineering Conference 2014, at Scandic Hotel, Room TBC, Potsdamer Platz.
Climate Engineering Conference 2014 from Aug 18, 2014 09:00 AM to Aug 21, 2014 10:00 PM Berlin, Germany, by Montakan Chimmuang
By organizing a large conference in August 2014, the conference will strive to engage in critical global discussions by bringing together the research, policy, and civic communities to discuss the highly complex and interlinked ethical, social and technical issues that come into focus when discussing climate engineering.
International training of trainers on IWRM from Jun 01, 2015 08:00 AM to Jun 19, 2015 06:00 PM Wageningen, The Netherlands, by Montakan Chimmuang
The Centre for Development Innovation Wageningen UR is pleased to announce the 2015 international Training of Trainers on Integrated Water Resources Management - Facilitating water stewardship from a basin perspective.
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