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International Year of Water Cooperation 2013

posted 16 Nov 2012, 05:31 by Micheal Jonga

GWP is Collaborating Partner for World Water Week in Stockholm

The United Nations has declared 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation (Resolution A/RES/65/154).

The 2013 World Water Day, on 22 March 2013, will also be dedicated to water cooperation.

 And the theme of the World Water Week in Stockholm 2013 is "Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships."

The Global Water Partnership is an official Collaborating Partner of the World Water Week in Stockholm 2013.


We encourage GWP Partners to submit abstracts to the scientific programme.  As in past years, the week is organised around 8 core scientific workshops described on pages 7-11 of the first announcement (pdf).  In addition to our role as Collaborating Partner for the entire week, GWP is specifically co-convening the following 2 workshops:

 1.       Cooperation across and within jurisdictions and levels for good water governance – local to global (p. 9); and

2.       Climate change adaptation and mitigation – promoting coherence (p. 11).


We encourage the GWP partners to submit abstracts for scientific papers specifically to these but also depending on subject to any of the other workshops according to the instructions noted on p. 12 - clearly identifying the link of the author to the GWP network in the proposed abstract.  Deadline for abstract submissions is earlier this year:  7 January 2013.


We also take the opportunity to encourage young water professionals, if eligible, to submit their expressions of interest to be members of the Young Scientific Programme Committee.  This is an opportunity to work alongside the members of the Scientific Programme Committee in the planning and delivery of one of the core workshops.  Further information and instructions for nomination are provided in the first announcement on page 7.  Deadline for submission of nominations is 1 December 2012.


Please read more here: http://www.gwp.org/gwp-in-action/International-Year-of-Water-Cooperation-2013/