28 November 2013
For the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013, the World Water Council is holding a seminar next month on transboundary water cooperation, in partnership with the European Parliament, the French Water Circle and the Rhin-Meuse Water Agency. Throughout the day, several high-level international speakers, water experts and policy makers, will promote successful examples of transboundary water cooperation programs by presenting different assets of joint management.
As part of this seminar, Maggie White, ISW Secretary General, will co-lead a plenary session on the following subject: Achievements of the European Water Framework Directive". More specifically, she will address the topic of general public participation in transboundary management of the Rhine river.
To learn more about the event, which will take place in the European Council on 11 December 2013, visit the World Water Council's website.
Flyer of the event (PDF - 0.99 Mb)
21 November 2013
The Water Trilogy is a new festival organized by Eau de Paris (Paris public water utility), the objective of which is to raise public awareness about various water-related issues through artistic imagery. The third and final part of the festival will be held on 23-24 November 2013, on the following theme: "tap water and waste reduction". Various activities will be offered to the public, such as movie screenings, humorous shows and comic strip workshops.
For the occasion, the International Secretariat for Water, organizer of the International Water & Film Events, participated in the selection of the movies and documentaries that will be presented during the festival, which is part of the European week for waste reduction.
The two-day exhibition will be held in the Pavillon de l'Eau, 77 avenue de Versailles, Paris. To learn about the complete programme and sign up for the event, go to the organizer's website. Admission is free but places are limited!
Official programme of the Water Trilogy#3 (23-24 November 2013) (PDF - 2.03 Mb - French-only)
23 September 2013
In the framework of the World General Assembly of the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), held in Fortaleza (Brazil) from August 13th to 16th 2013, Maggie White, ISW's General Secretary, introduced the Blue Passport concept to the 285 delegates and water experts who attended the event.