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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27-28 October 2014
Marseille, France

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IWRA meets with World Water Council and 7th World Water Forum

IWRA President, Dogan Altinbilek, Board Members, Jun Xia and Patrick Lavarde as well as Executive Office staff attended the 53rd Board of Governors meeting of the World Water Council in Marseille, France from 27 to 28 October 2014.  IWRA also attended the coordinators' meeting of the 7th World Water Forum where we are leading the Design Group on the theme: "Ensuring Water Quality from Ridge to Reef".


LAST CALL : Abstracts submission deadline - XVth World Water Congress

World Water Congress Letter Call for Abstract thumbnailLast call : deadline for abstracts submission has been extended to 31st of October 2014!

Visit the Congress website at in order to submit your abstract and for more information about the Congress.


Register your interest, if you want to receive the Congress newsletter (the July first issue has been published) and other information:

Crystal Drop and Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture Awards - Call for Nominations

Nominations are currently being sought for the Crystal Drop Award and for the Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture Award

Please send nominations before 10 December to the IWRA Executive Office:

Nominations must include:

1. name of person or organization to be nominated;
2. basic information on the candidate, including:
         a. a short curriculum vitae (1000-1200 words)
         b. a description of the most important contributions to be considered for nomination;
3. at least two letters of recommendation from persons other than the nominator

For more information about the procedure please click here.

Register to attend the XVth World Water Congress

Registrations to attend the XVth World Water Congress in Edinburgh are now open!

Water International Best Paper Awards 2013

The IWRA is pleased to announce the winners of its Water International "Best Paper" awards from 2013. The award is given for articles published in Water International that demonstrated exceptional scholarship in the water field. The 2013 awardees are:

An honourable mention is awarded to:
David B. Brooks, Julie Trottier and Laura Doliner for Changing the nature of transboundary water agreements: the Israeli-Palestinian case and to:

Consult the Water International Best Paper Awards 2013 Announcement.


Vol. 39 No.5
Water International (September 2014)

IWRA Update
IWRA Newsletter 2014 - N3 (September 2014)