Hydrological Sciences and Water Security: Past, Present and Future


This colloquium is the continuation of a series of biennial international scientific meetings organized jointly by the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) in the most challenging fields of water resources research. These meetings commemorate the late George Kovacs, an established authority on hydrology, who served as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Council of IHP and as Secretary General and President of IAHS.
This Kovacs Colloquium will be jointly organized by UNESCO IHP and IAHS and will take place at UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters prior to the 21st Session of the Intergovernmental Council of IHP from 18 to 20 June 2014. The Colloquium will run from 9 am Monday 16 June to 1 pm Tuesday 17 June. It will comprise several invited lectures, an interactive panel session plus a poster session. It will be in English language only.

The Colloquium will address the emergence and development of water security concepts over the past decades, the state of present day ideas and opinions and will look to likely developments in the future. Of particular importance will be inclusion of the new IAHS decade of research “Panta Rhei – Change in Hydrology and Society” and its relevance to Water Security.

All interested hydrologists are invited to participate. Registration will be free of charge. The abstract submission will open soon with detailed instructions for oral as well as for posters sessions. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 4 May 2014.


Type of Event Category 6-Expert Committee
Start 16.06.2014 09:00 local time
End 17.06.2014 13:00 local time
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Focal point Demuth, Siegfried
Contact b.lwanga@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IV
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Language of Event English
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