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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XVth IWRA World Water Congress
25-29 May 2015
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Main theme: "Global Water, a resource for development: Opportunities, challenges and constraints"

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7th World Water Forum
12-17 April 2015
Daegu & Gyeongbuk

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IWRA signs agreement with ANEAS for 16th World Water Congress

Breaking News at the 7th World Water Forum in Deagu, Korea!

On Friday 17 April, IWRA President Prof. Dogan Altinbilek signed a memorandum of agreement with the Director General of the National Association of Water and Sanitation Companies (ANEAS) to organise the 16th World Water Congress in Mexico in 2017.



















7th World Water Forum Update: 14 April

The forum continues! IWRA participated in various thematic sessions including:

-Session 3.3.2, "Water Quality Monitoring: from Ridge to Reef, from Global to Local".  This session provided an opportunity for a data revolution when reporting on water quality, in addition to support to national governments, NGOs, and civil society organizations to improve water quality monitoring and reporting.  

-Session 3.3.5, "Green investment for blue economy: managing sources for coastal and marine water quality improvements".  This session focused on increasing collaboration, knowledge sharing, innovation, and action to address the connection between land, water, and coastal by linking "green" and "blue" economies.  

XVth World Water Congress: Final Exhibition Stands Available

Exhibition space at the XVth World Water Congress is filling up fast! Make sure you secure your place alongside leading water industry players including Scottish Water International, Royal HaskoningDHV and WaterAid. 

To reserve a spot, call +44 (0) 1738 828524 or email 

7th World Water Forum Update: 13 April


IWRA is excited to kick off the 7th World Water Forum at the EXCO venue in Daegu, Republic of Korea! Today marked the beginning of the processes sessions as we prepare to make our contribution to the forum.  
Earlier, IWRA participated in the session, "Principles on Water Governance: from Vision to Action" led by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).  

The OECD is developing Principles on Water Governance to help governments navigate the tenets of good public policy on water, and distil what they need for their own challenges. The new principles will promote efficiency and effectiveness in water management and outcomes, and for that, trust and engagement are key. 

The Principles are based around the following aspects:

1. Multi-level governance
2. Managing water at the right scale
3. Policy Coherence
4. Capacity
5. Data and Information
6. Governance-Financing nexus
7. Regulatory Frameworks
8. Governance and innovation
9. Integrity and transparency
10. Stakeholder Engagement
11. Equity across users, people and places
12. Monitoring and evaluation

To read more about Principles on Water Governance: from Vision to Action, visit the OECD website here.

Building Anticipation for the XVth World Water Congress

WIth just 6 weeks to go until the XVth World Water Congress, leading members of the international water community have shared what they're looking forward to in Edinburgh.  Professor Gabriel Eckstein, Dr. Salman M.A. Salman, and Dr. David J Molden share their views.

To read the letter click here.  

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Water International (March 2015)

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IWRA Newsletter 2015 - N1 (March 2015)