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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XVIth IWRA World Water Congress
29 May - 2 June 2017
Cancun, Mexico

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XVI World Water Congress revised deadlines for abstracts and proposals


15th October 2016, deadline for submission of abstracts for oral presentations
15th November 2016, deadline for submission of Special Session proposals
Abstract and Special Sessions proposals must be prepared in English and submitted through the Abstract Submission Platform:
1st December 2016 deadline for Side Events
Governmental, non-governmental, and inter-governmental organizations, as well as private entities, who wish to organize side events on relevant topics in conjunction with the Congress, or to host a stand, should contact with their proposals.


Registration for the Congress begins in September 2016!


Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the XVII World Water Congress

The IWRA is very pleased to announce the formal call for expressions of interest to host the XVII World Water Congress.  The Congress is expected to be held for 5 days in either the second half of 2019 or the first half of 2020.  You can download the basic terms of reference here
The call is in two phases.  The first phase is the submission of a 2-page letter setting out your organisation’s interest and motivation to host the World Water Congress.  This must be received by the IWRA by the end of November 2016.  Following review of these initial expressions of interest, selected applicants will then be invited to submit a full detailed application by the 15th of February 2017.
The winner of the selection process will be formally announced at the upcoming XVI World Water Congress hosted by ANEAS and CONAGUA in Cancun, Mexico, between May 29th and June 2nd, 2017.
If you have any queries regarding the call, please contact the IWRA office at

Upcoming Webinar: Water Governance and Mining

Date and Time: October 11, 2016. 18:00-19:30 Central European (12:00 – 13:30 Eastern US)

Organizers: International Water Resources Association (

Moderator: Scott McKenzie, PhD Student, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Panelists: Prof. Anthony Turton, University of Free State (South Africa), Remy Kinna, ‎Mekong Legal Director at EarthRights International (Thailand), Milgros Sosa Landeo, Wageningen University (The Netherlands)


Participation is free and open to all.

Register at:

October 11, 2016
18:00 - 19:30 CET
12:00 - 13:30 EDT
21:00 - 22:30 Jakarta
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Vol. 41, Issue 5
Water International (September 2016)

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IWRA Newsletter 2016 - Issue 2 (June 2016)