Brasil Oyapock River (Tom Peyre Costa 2010)
Bubbles (Tom Peyre Costa 2008)
Spain Cabdella (Tom Peyre Costa 2010)
Spain Drought (Tom Peyre Costa2010)

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23-28 August 2015
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Introducing the IWRA Emerging Professionals Working Group

IWRA is officially announcing the launch of the Emerging Professionals Working Group.  This working group is dedicated to aiding students and new members of the water community to achieve their career goals.

To stay updated on upcoming events, activities, and research of the Emerging Professionals Working Group visit our blog at: and to get involved, contact us at: 

Selection of photos of the XVth World Water Congress

You can remember all the good times at the XVth World Water Congress by looking at the two selections of photos below:

Launch of the IWRA Oceania Committee

The MoU for the creation of the IWRA Oceania Committee was signed between Prof. Jones, Chair of the committee, and Prof. Altinbilek, IWRA President during the closing ceremony of the XVth World Water Congress in Edinburgh, on 29 May 2015.

More information about this new committee can be found on the Oceania Committee page.

Ministers welcomed OECD Principles on Water Governance

During the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, on 4 June 2015, Ministers from OECD’s 34 member countries welcomed the OECD Principles on Water Governance.

These principles set standards for more effective, efficient and inclusive design and implementation of water policies, and encouraged governments to put them into action.

IWRA joined the OECD Water Governance Initiative in 2013.


Frontiers of Land and Water management in Urban Regions
Edited by Thomas Hartmann and Tejo Spit (2015)

IWRA Update - Special Edition XVth World Water Congress
IWRA Newsletter 2015 - Issue 2 (May 2015)

Special Series on the Congress Themes
XVth World Water Congress (2015)