Water Resources Governance
Water governance relates to the range of political, social, economic and administrative systems that are in place to develop and manage water resources and the delivery of water services at different levels of society (Rogers & Hall, 2003)
Rogers, P. and Hall, A.W., (2003). Effective Water Governance. TEC Background Papers No. 7, Global Water Partnership, Technical Committee, Stockholm, Sweden.
Capacity Building and Training Material
OpenCourseWare at IHE Delft
Open and free educational resources to match water and education demand and IHE Delft's capacity to train professionals.
IHE Delft offers high-quality online courses in an increasing number of topics of interest in the water sector. The innovative delivery format makes learning exciting, flexible, interactive and effective.
8th IAHR Europe Congress in Lisbon
The congress central theme is “Water – Across Boundaries”, covering aquifers, rivers, reservoirs and dams, estuaries, coasts and ports, urban water, hydroinformatics and experimental methods, climate change and risk mitigation and governance and water resources management.
XVIII World Water Congress
Water is for all, including humans and nature. As a precious natural resource, water plays a vital role in meeting human needs, preserving the environment and developing our countries. Thus, water management should consider, coordinate and balance the various needs, and fundamentally achieve harmony, which embodies a dynamic, coordinated, appropriate and equitable relationship, between humans and nature.
7th IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2023
The IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition is a forum for showcasing new science, technology and practical solutions across the entire water cycle that can work at scale in low- and middle-income countries.
With an overarching theme of
water, sanitation, and climate resilience – keys to a water-wise future
the 2023 edition will present solutions spanning water and sanitation services, the role of water in urban areas, the links between cities and basins, and the opportunities to achieve climate resilience.
9th IWA Aspire Conference & Exhibition 2023
The 9th IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition 2023 is a collaborative cross-sector platform playing a transformative role in providing an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest developments and solutions for the sustainable management of water resources. The event aims to gather views and opinions from around the world with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
The central theme of the conference is
Indigenous people in the governance of transboundary waters
This online interactive session explores the ways how to better involve indigenous people in the governance of transboundary waters and practical examples of the role of indigenous people in transboundary water management.
The aim of this interactive online session is to explore the ways of the inclusion of indigenous people in the governance of transboundary water resources. The session will provide participants with theoretical approaches and same case examples of how indigenous people have engaged in the governance of transboundary basins from across the globe.
50th International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress 2023
The 50th Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists will be hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa from 17 to 22 September 2023.
The Congress theme for IAH 50 is Groundwater: A Matter of Scale. This theme combines scientific advances through local to global scale experiments and case studies, with those extending over various temporal scales.
FAO Water Dialogue: Regional Workshop on National Water Roadmaps (Hybrid)
The Regional Workshop on National Water Roadmaps, organised by FAO and hosted by the Government of Zimbabwe, is the first regional follow-up to the Rome Water Dialogue held in November 2022. It aims to inform about the overall role of water for Sustainable Development, providing a platform for all stakeholders to discuss and develop country-specific National Water Roadmaps, as proposed by FAO.
2nd WASAG International Forum 2023
The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) will hold its 2nd International Forum with the theme "Making agriculture resilient for climate change: Water scarcity, an opportunity for action and collaboration" on 7-10 February 2023 in Praia, Cabo Verde.
The second WASAG International Forum provides the setting for developing collaborative actions as solutions to the increasing challenges posed by climate change and the resulting water scarcity, in order to make agriculture more resilient. The Forum aims to:
1st IAHR and 4th CAE International Conference on Global Water Security and Sustainable Development
The 1st IAHR and 4th CAE International Conference on Global Water Security and Sustainable Development will be held by the Yangtze Institute for Conservation and Development, Hohai University and Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute in Nanjing (China) from October 30th to November 3rd, 2023.
Webinar: Advancing Transboundary Water Cooperation through commitments for the UN 2023 Water Conference
On Monday, 27 February 2023 at 14:00-15:30 CET / 08:00-09:30 EST / 20:00-21:30 ICT, governments, organisations and other stakeholders are invited to a webinar, organised by the Transboundary Water Cooperation Coalition: Advancing Transboundary Water Cooperation through commitments for the UN 2023 Water Conference
Global Workshop on Source-to-sea Management
While freshwater and marine specialists have largely worked in silos, nature has always worked as one: the land, freshwater, and ocean ecosystems are closely interlinked and interdependent. The source-to-sea approach aims at bridging existing gaps by connecting the ecosystems’ management and tackling maritime pollution at the source, upstream. Managing land, freshwater, coastal and marine resources holistically – from source to sea – is critical to protect our oceans, and manage our freshwater as well as land resources sustainably.
The United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS)
The United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) is a research and training institute of the United Nations University. UNU is a global network of institutes and programs engaged in research and capacity development to support the universal goals of the UN. It brings together leading scholars from around the world with a view to generate strong and innovative knowledge on how to tackle pressing global problems. UNU-CRIS focuses on the study of processes of global cooperation and regional integration and their implications.
Associate Professor IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Susanne Schmeier is an associate professor at IHE Delft – Institute for Water Education. Her research and advisory work focuses on conflict and cooperation over water resources and tools and approaches for preventing and mitigating water-related conflict and instability risks.