Activities & Meetings

Activities & Meetings

OECD Water Governance Initiative 4th Meeting

12
Jan

GIWEH contributed to one of the four Thematic Work Groups on ‘Stakeholder Engagement’, where policy indicators of the water governance principles were discussed. This workshop was at the OECD Water Governance Initiative’s (WGI) 4th meeting which was held in Paris, France on 24-25 November 2014. The OECD Secretary General, Angel Guirria, and the President of […]

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New Member of International Water Resources Association (IWRA)

19
Nov

GIWEH is now a member of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA). Preparations are under way for the XVth World Water Congress which will take place from 25 to 29 May 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The main theme will be ‘Global Water, a resource for development: Opportunities, challenges and constraints’. Be sure to check out the […]

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World Water Council’s Board of Governors Meeting

19
Nov

As a member of the World Water Council (WWC), GIWEH participated at the 53rd meeting of the World Water Council Board of Governors from 28-29 October 2014 in Marseilles, France. WWC President Benedito Braga welcomed 120 participants and emphasized in his opening address the importance of continuing to involve Council members in the implementation of […]

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International Water and Energy Conference

19
Nov

GIWEH participated at the International Water and Energy Conference: Preserving the Flow of Life in Lyon, France from 29-31 October, 2014. This conference was hosted by the Greater Lyon, the Rhone Mediterranean and Corsica Water Agency, and Électricité de France (EDF) in partnership with the World Water Council, the French Water Partnership, the societe hydrotechnique […]

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Creating Shared Value: the changing role of business in society

3
Nov

Dr. Nidal SALIM attended on behalf of GIWEH to the 2014 Creating Shared Value Forum, which took place in Lausanne, Switzerland on 9 October 2014. This was a meeting that Nestle hosted in partnership with the United Nations Council for Trade and Development (UNCTAD).   This meeting was designed to stimulate thinking on how the […]

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World Water Week 2014 in Stockholm – A review

3
Nov

GIWEH attended World Water Week: Energy and Water in Stockholm from 31 August to 5 September 2014. It was a successful week of addressing the world’s water, development and sustainability issues. The Week attracted over 2,500 participants and 200 collaborating organisations from around 130 countries. The seminar prepared by the convening Swiss Water Partnership (SWP) and […]

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World Water Week 2014 in Stockholm – Upcoming Event

23
Jul

GIWEH will be participating in the upcoming 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm as a co-convener under the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP). The collective theme of the co-convenors from the SWP will be titled “Tackling trade-offs between water and energy across sectors and scales.” The World Water Week in Stockholm, hosted and organized by the […]

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2nd Caspian International Aqua Technologies Conference

20
Apr

On 11 April, 2014, GIWEH co-sponsored the 2nd Caspian International Aqua Technologies Conference, CATEC 2014, which was held at the JW Marriott Absheron Baku, Azerbaijan. The first session of the conference focused on the issue of integrated water resource usage: environmental and economical assessments, in which Dr. Nidal SALIM gave his presentation on water in […]

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2013

Milestones of the year

  • GIWEH continued to hold its Internship Program. Until now, GIWEH accepted 6 interns from different countries and with diverse academic backgrounds. Duration of their internships varied from 3 to 6 months.
  • GIWEH has become the member of the World Water Council (WWC) and of the Global Water Partnership Organization.
  • GIWEH applied for the consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Activities

  • 07-08 November 2013, Paris, France – The GIWEH participated in the second meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative in Paris on 07-08 November 2013. The OECD Water Governance Initiative is an international multi-stakeholder network of around 100 delegates from public, private and not-for-profit sectors that gather together to share on- going reforms, projects, lessons and good practices in support of better governance in the water sector. The OECD Water Governance Initiative kicked off four Working Groups – the GIWEH is a member of a Working Group on Stakeholder Engagement for Effective Water Management led by OECD and Suez Environment.
  • 06 November 2013, Geneva, Switzerland – The 4th Swiss Water Partnership was held in the GIWEH office in Geneva.
  • 22-25 October 2013, Geneva, Switzerland – The GIWEH participated in the 19th regular session of the UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy, as well as attended side events on “SEIS in practice and the way forward in the pan-European region” meeting of the Steering Board of the and “UNEP’s contribution to the post-2015 development agenda and update on the implementation of the 10 Years Framework of Programmes for SCP”.
  • 08-11 October 2013, Budapest, Hungary – The GIWEH participated in the Budapest Water Summit Science Forum, as well as attended high level plenary sessions.
  • 06-08 October 2013, Budapest, Hungary – The GIWEH Director, Dr. Nidal Salim, participated in the 50th Board of Members meeting of the World Water Council.
  • 10 September 2013, Zurich, Switzerland – The GIWEH Policy and Programme Manager, Ms. Elina Mirzoeva, participated in the Knowledge and Trade Faire organized by the Swiss Water Partnership. This event provided an important opportunity to build relationships with other Swiss Water Partnership members, as well as development banks.
  • 31 August – 6 September 2013, Stockholm, Sweden – the GIWEH participated in the World Water Week in Stockholm, represented by Dr. Nidal Salim, Director, Ms. Elina Mirzoeva, Policy and Programme Manager, and Ms. Ling Shen, Intern. The GIWEH attended numerous sessions and side event and provided valuable contributions to discussions.
  • 14-15 May 2013, Daegu, South Korea – GIWEH Director, Dr. Nidal Salim, participated in a kick-off meeting of the 7th World Water Forum.
  • May 2013 – GIWEH has started organization of two Training Programs: “Environment and Water Governance” and “Technical Writing (Project and Research Proposals, Everyday Correspondence)” for water specialists from Iraq. The Programs are planned to be held in November 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
  • 09-11 April 2013, Geneva, Switzerland – GIWEH held the Second International Conference on Water Resources and Environmental Management: Water, Food, Energy Security and Climate Change (ICWRE-2013).
  • 26-28 February 2013, Tbilisi, Georgia – GIWEH conducted a course “Water Resources: Policy and Management”. The training was scheduled within the framework of the Capacity Building for International Relations (CABIR) project financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
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