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17.11.2010 -

UNESCO International Conference on Transboundary Aquifers: Challenges and New Directions (ISARM2010) - Third announcement and final programme

UNESCO-IHP’s ISARM (International Shared Aquifer Resources Management) programme is organizing the International Conference ISARM2010, co-convened with IAH and UNEP, to be held on 6-8 December 2010 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

This event marks the end of Phase I of the UNESCO-IHP ISARM Project (2000-2010) and the start of Phase II. The Conference will provide the opportunity to present an update of the world inventory of transboundary aquifers.

ISARM2010 will bring together leading international transboundary aquifer management experts to discuss new concepts, approaches and technologies for dealing with transboundary aquifer problems within various contexts in both developed and developing countries. Exchange of ideas will seek to provide indications for new directions in transboundary aquifer management, as well as draw recommendations for the formulation of new policies and implementation elements such as guidelines and educational tools.

With 400 people having already confirmed their participation, this Conference will feature: a High Level Panel presenting the UN General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/63/124) on the ‘Law of Transboundary Aquifers’; a High Level Roundtable on the UN General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/64/292) on ‘The Human Right to Water and Sanitation’ and its link to the management of shared transboundary groundwater resources; 24 technical sessions and over 100 presenters; a GEF-UNESCO side event; film screening of "One Water"; and the 2nd UNESCO-ISARM Short pilot course on 'Transboundary Groundwater Management: Tools and Methods' (9-10 December).

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