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Call for Proposals for the Citizens Process of the 8th World Water Forum
January 24 2017
As a member of the International Steering Committee of the Citizen Process for the 8th World Water Forum, March 2018 , GIWEH is happy to announce the release of the Call for Proposals. This is ... Read More
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Roundtable at the Graduate Institute
January 24 2017
On January 20th 2017, Dr. Nidal Salim, Director General of GIWEH was invited to participate to a roundtable on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Graduate Institute of Geneva. The ... Read More
The 8th Meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative
January 13 2017
On 12-13th January, GIWEH was invited to participate as member at the 8th Meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative (WGI) in Rabat, Morocco. The OECD Water Governance Initiative is an ... Read More
Innovation and Sustainable Development, UNRISD Seminar
January 13 2017
On January 12th 2017, GIWEH participated at the seminar Innovation and Sustainable Development, which was organized by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD ) and ... Read More
2017 Season's Greetings from GIWEH’s Director General
January 13 2017
Dear all, Water issues are not to be tackled by a single region or nation but require global solidarity and joint countermeasures. Interested parties (governments, academia, the private sector ... Read More
Water and Human Rights in Palestine
January 11 2017
GIWEHs Director General, Dr. Nidal Salim was invited to participate at the first water and human rights conference in Ramallah, Palestine on December 19th 2016. The conference was organized by the ... Read More
Human Rights and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in the Arab Region
December 20 2016
From 13-15 December 2016 Dr. Nidal Salim, Director General of GIWEH, was invited as a speaker to the symposium of national human rights centers for the Arab region to discuss the role of these ... Read More
GIWEH at the 60th Board of Governors Meeting
December 07 2016
From November 25th-26th, more than 140 members and partners of the World Water Council gathered in Marseille for the 60th meeting of the Board of Governors of the World Water Council. During the ... Read More
Global Workshop on the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus
December 12 2016
On December 6th - 7th, GIWEH participated in the Global Workshop on the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus, organized by the UNECE. The workshop invited experts from academia, ministries and ... Read More
GIWEH at the Budapest Water Summit
December 05 2016
The GIWEH team was featured strongly at the 2016 Budapest Water Summit, with board and staff members attending this important diplomatic event. GIWEH would like to congratulate the organisers of ... Read More
Fruitful discussions at the Planetary Security Initiative
December 14 2016
On the 5th and 6th of December 2016, Dr. Tobias Schmitz and Nynke Schaap attended the Planetary Security Conference at the Peace Palace in the Hague, the Netherlands. The Planetary Security ... Read More
Water for Rural Development in Tunisia – Kick-off phase
December 07 2016
As a follow-up on Tunisia 2020, GIWEH officially started the preparatory phases of its strategic project Water for Rural Development in Tunisia. During our stay in Tunisia we conducted field trips ... Read More
Natural Alternative to Antibiotics
December 19 2016
On November 30th, Dr. Dietrich Bartlet was invited by the European Parliament to participate in a session on the theme: Natural Alternative to Antibiotics. This session introduced the issue of ... Read More
Tunisia 2020 – Road to Inclusion, Sustainability and efficiency
December 07 2016
GIWEH was pleased to participate at the Tunisia 2020 Road to Inclusion, Sustainability and efficiency from November 29th - 30th 2016. GIWEH was represented by five of its delegates, who took part ... Read More
The 8th World Water Forum International Steering Committee
December 05 2016
On the 24 November 2016 the 8th World Water Forum International Steering Committee (ISC) and its Commissions held a series of meetings at the World Water Council headquarters in Marseille to ... Read More
GIWEH at COP22
November 22 2016
The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) was held from 7 to 18th November in Marrakech. The conference provided a ... Read More
Meeting with Thailand’s Royall Irrigation Department
November 22 2016
GIWEHs Director General, Dr. Salim was received by his Excellency Dr. Somkiat Prajamwong, Deputy Director General of Thailands Royal Irrigation Department (RID) at the 2nd World Irrigation Forum ... Read More
Panel Discussion: Freshwater agreements and the human right to water - Geneva University
November 22 2016
On Tuesday the 7th of November, the Geneva University faculty of Law and the Geneva Water Hub organised a panel discussion on freshwater agreements and the human right to water. At this session, ... Read More
GIWEH at the 2nd World Irrigation Forum in Thailand
November 22 2016
GIWEHs General Director, Dr. Nidal Salim was invited to attend the 2nd World Irrigation Forum (WIF2) in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 6-12 November 2016. The WIF aimed to bring together all ... Read More
Wrap-up of the Thematic Sessions at KIWW
October 27 2016
On the last day of Korea International Water Week (KIWW), Friday, October 21st 2016, closing ceremony of the thematic sessions was held. Participants of KIWWs thematic sessions were invited to ... Read More
Panel Discussion on Policy and Strategy at KIWW
October 27 2016
GIWEHs General Director, Dr. Nidal Salim was invited as a panellist during Korea International Water Weeks (KIWW) thematic session: Policy and strategies for sustainable water management, on ... Read More
GIWEH’s participation at Korea International Water Week’s Thematic Session 8
October 27 2016
GIWEHs team took an active participation in Korea International Water Week (KIWW) (19-22 October, 2016) during the thematic session 8 Water Information Beyond Data And Knowledge: Asia Dynamic Hub ... Read More
GIWEH builds new partnerships is Asia
October 28 2016
Korea International Water Week 2016 (KIWW) was eventful and the occasion for GIWEH to build new partnerships with Asian countries. As part of the thematic session 8: Water Information Beyond Data ... Read More
Meeting with the President of Korea Water Forum at KIWW
October 28 2016
During Korea International Water Week (KIWW), the president of Korea Water Forum (KWF), Dr. Jung-moo Lee invited Dr. Nidal Salim, the Director General of GIWEH and Ms. Marguerite Lanon to discuss ... Read More
Agriculture and Development, GIWEH’s follow-up on its future project in Tunisia
October 20 2016
This month, Dr. Tobias Schmitz visited Tunisia. This was GIWEHs third visit to the country this year. Following Dr. Nidal Salims consultation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and ... Read More
Korea International Water Week (October, 19th-22nd, 2016) in Daegu, Korea
September 06 2016
As the Korea International Water Week (KIWW) is approaching (October, 19th-22nd, 2016 in Daegu, Korea), GIWEH is excited to take part in this international water event with this years theme of ... Read More
Dr. Nidal Salim was invited as a Water Leader at Korea International Water Week
October 27 2016
During Korea International Water Week (KIWW), the Water Leaders Roundtables was organized on October 19th. Dr. Nidal Salim was invited to participate in this session along with other high-level ... Read More
GIWEH’s team attended the World Water Partnership Session of Korea International Water Week as observers
October 27 2016
On October 20th 2016, World Water Partnership was held during Korea International Water Week (KIWW) in Daegu. This session organized by Korea International Water Week and Asia Water Council ... Read More
UNECE’s 11th meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management in Geneva
October 03 2016
On 18th and 19th October, GIWEH participated in the 11th Meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management in the Palais des Nations in Geneva. It was held under the Convention ... Read More
Asia Water Council’s 3rd Board of Council Meeting in Andong-Si (Korea)
October 27 2016
As an elected Board member of the Asia Water Council (AWC), our Director General, Dr. Nidal Salim and our Program Manager Ms. Marguerite Lanon as a Special Committee member, attended the 3rd Board ... Read More
GIWEH meets the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Safe Water and Sanitation
October 20 2016
While the right to water has been recognized by many countries, the road map for implementation is not always clear. On 15th September, Dr. Tobias Schmitz from the Global Institute for Water, ... Read More
Statement at the 33rd Session of the Human Rights Council
September 26 2016
GIWEHs Secretary, Adrien Oleszkiewicz, attended the 33rd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council in the Clustered ID with Special Reporter Leo Heller on Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation. Mr. ... Read More
The International Committee for the Citizen Process of the 8th World Water Forum meets with President of World Water Council, Beneditto Braga
September 15 2016
The Citizens Process International Committee,responsible for planningthe activities of the Citizens Process of the 8th World Water Forum, organized a meeting at the Swiss Booth during the ... Read More
GIWEH at Stockholm World Water Week 2016
September 05 2016
GIWEH was very busy during this years Stockholm World Water Week, held from August 28th to September 2nd, 2016, where it was represented by eight GIWEH staff members. GIWEH used the opportunity of ... Read More
Come network with GIWEH at the Stockholm World Water Week!
August 25 2016
GIWEH will be at the Stockholm World Water Week from August 28th - September 2nd, 2016. There, GIWEH will be represented by Dr. Nidal Salim (Director General), Dr. Dietrich Bartlet (Advisory Board ... Read More
2016 August Magazine Release
August 25 2016
GIWEH is pleased to announce to release of its 2016 August Magazine. Inside you will find a summary of the organizations news, events and activities since January. You can download the document by ... Read More
GIWEH becomes a Board Member of Asia Water Council (AWC)
July 13 2016
The Global Institute for Water Environment and Health (GIWEH) is proud to announce that it is now a Board Member of the Asia Water Council (AWC) !! During the 1st General Assembly, held in ... Read More
International Conference on Water and Climate
July 11 2016
Dr. Tobias Schmitz attended the International Conference on Water and Climate on July 11th-12th, 2016, in Rabat, Morocco. This conference aimed to support the linkage between climate change and ... Read More
8th World Water Forum, Brazil 2018, “Sharing Water”
June 27 2016
GIWEH is taking a proactive, dynamic role in the planning and organization for the upcoming Citizens Forum within the 8th World Water Forum (8th WWF). GIWEH has been selected as a member of the ... Read More
GIWEH welcomes a group of Ukrainian students to foresee possible opportunities for cooperation.
June 20 2016
On Monday, June 20th, 2016, GIWEH hosted a group of Ukrainian students as part of its mission toward knowledge dissemination and capacity building. Dr. Nidal Salim presented GIWEHs vision and ... Read More
GIWEH attends the European Development Days in Brussels
June 15 2016
Mr. Tobias Schmitz represented GIWEH at the European Development Days from June 15th -16th, 2016, in Brussels, Belgium. Organized by the European Commission, this event brought European ... Read More
GIWEH attends the Inter-Parliamentary Union Roundtable Discussions on water for the Middle East Committee
May 31 2016
Dr. Nidal Salim attended the Inter-parliamentary Union Discussions from May 31st to June 2nd, 2016, at the headquarters of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting ... Read More
GIWEH Attends the Official Meeting of the MENA NWC
May 09 2016
GIWEH attended the Middle East and North Africa Network of Water Centers of Excellence (MENA NWC), during a three-day workshop from May 9th 11th, 2016, in Aqaba, Jordan. The workshop was ... Read More
GIWEH co-sponsors and partners with the International Forum on African Development in Tabarka
May 02 2016
GIWEH co-sponsored the Tabarka International Forum on African Development (TIFAD), from April 28th-May 1st, 2016, in Tabarka, Tunisia. The vision for the event was to promote optimism, research, ... Read More
GIWEH and UTAP build partnership to prepare for the 1st phase of GIWEH's project "Water for Rural Development in Tunisia"
May 01 2016
GIWEH visited Tunisia in May to build upon its partnership with the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (UTAP). GIWEH and UTAP are currently collaborating on two projects: GIWEHs next ... Read More
GIWEH presents “How to Measure the Indicator on Transboundary Cooperation within the SDG Goal 6”, during a session of the REC Conference in Hungary.
April 29 2016
Mr. Moez Allaoui represented GIWEH at the Water Growth and Sustainability: Transboundary Water Cooperation for Sustainable Growth and Stability in MENA Conference, hosted by the Regional ... Read More
GIWEH joins the International Workers Memorial Day 2016, at the International Labor Organization (ILO): “Climate Change and Labour: the impact of he
April 28 2016
GIWEH attended the International Labor Organization (ILO)s conference, Climate Change and Labor: Impacts of Heat in the Workplace, on Thursday, April 28ththe annual day for Safety and Health at ... Read More
GIWEH’s presents “Measuring the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation Realization”, at the ESCWA Expert Group Meeting.
April 14 2016
Mr. Moez Allaoui, GIWEHs Senior Legal Advisor, attended the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Expert Group Meeting on the water-related Sustainable Development Goals, held in ... Read More
Professional Capacity Building Program by GIWEH at the Graduate Institute Geneva
March 16 2016
Since the beginning of 2016, GIWEH has created, organized, and held three capacity building programs at the Graduate Institute of Geneva. These programs are a continuation of capacity building ... Read More
GIWEH's Water Statement at the UN Human Rights Council
March 04 2016
Ms. Shahneela Tariq represented GIWEH at the UN Human Rights Council, Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Right to Health, on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016. GIWEH collaborated with the Arab ... Read More
GIWEH Partners with the European Commission
February 12 2016
The European Commission invited GIWEH to two conferences, which both took place from February 9th 11th, 2016, in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. The first conference, titled, EIP (European ... Read More
GIWEH at International Show of Agriculture, organized by UTAP, 30th October 2015
December 17 2015
The International Show of Agriculture, Machinery, and Fishing was held on October 28th - November 1st, 2015. As a partner of lUnion Tunisienne de lAgriculture et de la Pche (UTAP), GIWEH attended ... Read More
GIWEH at the Climate-KIC – Budapest, Hungary
December 15 2015
GIWEH was invited to speak at the Climate-KIC course on Spatial Planning in Urban Water Management, in Budapest on November 26th-27th, 2015. This two-day program was organized for professionals, ... Read More
GIWEH COP21, Paris - France
December 07 2015
The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) took place from November 30th - December 11th, 2015, in Paris, France. Mr. Adrien Oleszkiewicz represented GIWEH at COP21, attending as an ... Read More
The Sustainable Development Goals – what can Swiss partners contribute?
December 01 2015
GIWEH took part in an Eawag meeting for sustainable development. Eawag, in collaboration with the Swiss Water Partnership, organized an inspiring debate around the implementation and monitoring of ... Read More
GIWEH at the 7th General Assembly of the World Water Council - Marseille- France
November 13 2015
As a member of the World Water Council (WWC), GIWEH participated in the 7th General Assembly, in Marseille, France, held on November 13th -14th, 2015. GIWEH was represented by Dr. Dietrich ... Read More
GIWEH at Asia Water Council
November 01 2015
The First General Assembly of the Asia Water Council (AWC) took place on March 24th to 26th, 2016, in Bali, Indonesia. The AWC is a global water organization, comprised of international ... Read More
The SDGs Are Official (including water!)
September 28 2015
Just after the Popes UN speech, the General Assembly approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development commonly known as the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Goal #6 is water and ... Read More
GIWEH at the Stockholm Water Week, 23rd – 28th August, 2015
August 23 2015
GIWEH continues its commitment and active participation in the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, which was held on August 23rd -28th, 2015. GIWEH, other Swiss members, and international ... Read More
GIWEH as a member of OECD Water Governance Initiative
June 04 2015
As a member of OECD Water Governance Initiative since its inception in March 2013, GIWEH continues to participate in this Forum with many other organizations. This network consists of 120+ ... Read More
GIWEH Flagship Project: A post 2015 Water Monitoring Framework
April 28 2015
A post 2015 Water Monitoring Framework GIWEHspost-2015 Vision will be part of the Water Industrys Overseas Future Plan,and enable the building of public private partnershipsfor the Monitoring ... Read More
GIWEH AT THE 7th WORLD WATER FORUM- Korea
April 28 2015
As an active participant in the 7th World Water Forum held in Daegu Gyeongbuk, South Korea from April 12th 17th, 2015, GIWEH made contributions to several events. * GIWEH became a signatory ... Read More
7th World Water Forum (WWF) 2015 Korea
March 31 2015
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF TRANSBOUNDARY WATERS VITAL TO ADDRESSING DISASTERS, BOOSTING DEVELOPMENT SECRETARY-GENERAL The Secretary-General delivered avideo messageto the High-level session on ... Read More
GIWEH at a High-Level Panel: Local vs. Global Approaches to Security Threats
February 05 2015
GIWEHs Director General, Nidal Salim, participated in a High-Level Panel at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, in Geneva, on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015. The ... Read More
GIWEH’s Water Governance Module at the Graduate Institute
February 02 2015
GIWEH Director General, Dr. Nidal SALIM presented two Water Governance modules to participants in theExecutive Master in Development Policies and Practices(DPP) at the Graduate Institute in Geneva ... Read More
OECD Water Governance Initiative 4th Meeting
January 12 2015
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 theOECD Water ... Read More
International Water and Energy Conference
October 31 2014
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 ... Read More
World Water Council’s Board of Governors Meeting
October 29 2014
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 ... Read More
Creating Shared Value: the changing role of business in society
October 09 2014
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 ... Read More
World Water Week 2014 in Stockholm – A review
September 09 2014
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 worlds water, development and sustainability issues. ... Read More
New Member of International Water Resources Association (IWRA)
September 01 2014
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 ... Read More
World Water Week 2014 in Stockholm – Upcoming Event
July 23 2014
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 ... Read More
International Conference on Water Resources and Environmental Management (ICWRE) 2014 Programme
May 09 2014
Dear ICWRE 2014 Participants! The conference programme is available here. Please take a moment to have a look at the scheduled presentations and follow our news updates! Yours, ICWRE Team ... Read More
2nd Caspian International Aqua Technologies Conference
April 20 2014
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 ... Read More
ICWRE 2014 venue
March 14 2014
Dear ICWRE 2014 Participants, We are pleased to announce that the third International Conference on Water Resources and Environmental Management ICWRE 2014 will take place at Harrington Park ... Read More
GIWEH and Graduate Institute visit to Al-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine
March 10 2014
On March 2, 2014, Dr. Maher Al-Natsheh, President of the Najah National University, met with a Swiss academic delegation, which included Dr. Nidal Salim, Executive Director of the Global Institute ... Read More
ICWRE abstracts acceptance has been closed
February 05 2014
Acceptance of abstracts for the GIWEH third International Conference on Water Resources and Environmental Management entitled Role of Governance in the Management of Water Resources and ... Read More
GIWEH participated in the Swiss Water Partnership Post 2015 Advocacy Meeting
January 25 2014
On 24 January 2014 in Bern, Switzerland, Swiss Water Partnership organized a meeting on Post 2015 Advocacy. During this meeting, the Agenda on Global Sustainable Development in Post 2015 and an ... Read More
Intensive Training for Young Leaders «Water Resources. Policy and Management», Baghdad, Iraq
December 05 2013
On 1-7 December 2013 the GIWEH has conducted an Intensive Training for Young Leaders Water Resources. Policy and Management. More than 30 specialists from the Ministry of Water Resources of the ... Read More
The 2nd meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative
November 09 2013
07-08 November 2013, Paris, France The GIWEH participated in the second meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative. The OECD Water Governance Initiative is an international multi-stakeholder ... Read More
Budapest Water Summit
October 13 2013
08-11 October 2013, Budapest, Hungary The Budapest Water Summit opened on Tuesday, 08 October 2013, in the context of the UN International Year of Water Cooperation 2013, the outcome of the UN ... Read More
World Water Week, Stockholm
September 09 2013
01-06 September 2013, Stockholm, Sweden Hosted and organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the World Water Week in Stockholm is the leading annual global event for concretely ... Read More
The Water Integrity Forum, Delft, the Netherlands
June 10 2013
05-07 June 2013, Delft, the Netherlands The Water Integrity Forum was organized by the Water Integrity Network, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and the Water Governance Center. In most ... Read More
Partnership at the 3rd International Conference on Water
May 30 2013
We are glad to announce that the Global Institute for Water, Environment, and Health (GIWEH) has become a Partner of the 3rd International Conference on Water (IC.Water 2013) to be held in Algeria ... Read More
Participation in the 7th World Water Forum Kick-off Meeting
May 28 2013
The Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health represented by its Director Dr. Nidal Salim took part in the 7th World Water Forum Kick-off Meeting (Daegu, South Korea). The Meeting was ... Read More
“Global Cooperation Pivotal to Tackling Water Challenges”, by Dr. Salim
May 28 2013
We are glad to inform that Dr. Nidal Salims, the GIWEH Director, presentation Global Cooperation Pivotal to Tackling Water Challenges made at the 7th World Water Forum Kick-off Meeting (Daegu, ... Read More