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Event: 17th International River Symposium [viewed]

The 17th International River Symposium will convene under the theme 'Large River Basins' and address issues including: large river basin management; science and knowledge for river policy and management; rivers for industries; rivers and communities; and river restoration and management. The conference will also discuss case studies, including on the Rhine River, the Murray-Darling Basin and the Mekong River.  

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Event: 2015 Zaragoza Conference [viewed]

The UN-Water International Zaragoza Conference in January 2015 will consider the theme "Water and Sustainable Development" and will focus on how to bring the post-2015 international agenda on water and sanitation into action. More than 300 participants from UN agencies and programmes, experts, representatives of the business community, governmental and non-governmental organizations will participate in the 15-17 January 2015 event in Zaragoza, Spain, to draw conclusions based on existing practice and the exchange of views between governments and stakeholders. This event will take place during the final year of the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life,' and participants will contribute to efforts to take stock of and learn from achievements as well as planning the next steps. This invitation-only event also will help UN-Water to prepare for World Water Day, which will focus on “water and sustainable development” in 2015.  

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DIVERSITAS Circulates Project Documents on ABS and Academic Research in LAC [viewed]

diversitas-internationalJuly 2014: DIVERSITAS has circulated the documents produced in the context of a project on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) policies and regulations and its implications for academic research in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), including key messages, findings and case studies of national ABS implementation and academic research.

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ITPGR Secretariat Issues Publication on Farmers and Climate Change [viewed]

ITPGRJuly 2014: The Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) has published a booklet titled, "Enabling Farmers to Face Climate Change,' which provides an overview of the projects that are being implemented as part of the second project portfolio of the ITPGR Benefit-sharing Fund.

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Event: International Water Summit 2015 [viewed]

This event is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, hosted by Masdar. The International Water Summit will bring participants together to address a variety of themes including: water governance and policy; water conservation and future water sustainability; Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) strategic water sector forecasting and project investment; energy efficient and clean technology desalination; integrated water resources management (IWRM); and the nexus of water and energy in food.  

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Event: Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Europe [viewed]

The Regional Pre-Conference of the Parties (COP) under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for the Europe region will take place from 20-24 October 2014.  

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Event: IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition [viewed]

The International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress and Exhibition will provide participants with the opportunity to engage on a variety of thematic tracks, including: cities, utilities and industries leading change; re-charting the course of water resources; enabling progress with good governance, sustainable finance and information and communication technologies (ICT); water quality, safety and human health; and water and wastewater processes and treatments.  

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Event: Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Oceania [viewed]

The Regional Pre-Conference of the Parties (COP) under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for the Oceania region will take place from 18-20 August 2014.  

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Event: World Water Week 2014 [viewed]

World Water Week 2014 will focus on the theme 'Energy and Water'. The World Water Week in Stockholm is arranged yearly by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).  

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UNCCD Updates on 5th National Reporting Cycle, CSO Panel Releases First Newsletter [viewed]

UNCCD logo21 July 2014: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has reported that, with ten days to go before the deadline for submission of national reports, 31% of all national reports have been submitted and over 50% are expected soon. National reports for the 5th reporting and review cycle are due on 31 July 2014.

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