Freshwater is the most important resource for mankind, cross-cutting all social, economic and environmental activities. It is a condition for all life on our planet, an enabling or limiting factor for any social and technological development, a possible source of welfare or misery, cooperation or conflict.
To achieve water security, we must protect vulnerable water systems, mitigate the impacts of water-related hazards such as floods and droughts, safeguard access to water functions and services and manage water resources in an integrated and equitable manner.
UNESCO works to build the scientific knowledge base to help countries manage their water resources in a sustainable way through the International Hydrological Programme (IHP), through leading the UN-wide World Water Development Report, through the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft in the Netherlands, through over 20 affiliated research centres on water around the world and through a series of water-related Chairs.
- The 5th World Hydropower Congress
19-21 May 2015, Beijing, China
- 52nd session of the IHP Bureau
1-2 June 2015, Paris, France
- Ist Iberoamerican Congress on Sediments and Ecology
21-24 July 2015, Querétaro, Mexico
- Ecohydrology 2015 - Measuring, Modeling and Managing of the natural processes, related to water flows. Social values of the linked ecosystem services
21-23 September 2015, Lyon, France
- Water, Megacities and Global Change
1-4 December 2015, Paris, France
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