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In 2017, WaterLex will be planning several events and training workshops. Check this page often for news reports and results as they become available.


May: Geneva, The Hague, USA, Germany.

Dresden Nexus Conference 17-19 May – WaterLex Scientific Officer, M. Florian Thevenon will be presenting on the Importance of Laws and Legal Frameworks to Provide Norms and Guidelines in Support of Effective and Sustainable Wastewater Management.

The National Water Center in Tuscaloosa Alabama 16th May

Kick off meeting for European Regional process for 8th World Water Forum, hosted by Portugal MfE with European Pact for Water, 15-17 May at The Hague

WaterLex Annual General Assembly, 10 May.

March: Geneva

Round Table on “Data for Water, Peace and Security” jointly organized by the Geneva Water Hub and the UNESCO Chair with WMO’s newly established HydroHub), taking place on the 20th March, 2017. This Round Table will address the role of water data, explore existing water data initiative, identify existing gaps and challenges to find synergies with peace and security policy development, aiming at suggesting a set of recommendations for the Panel to take forward, and for which appropriate messaging will be identified.

9th SDC/Global Program Water/Peer Review – Wednesday 15 – 17 March, 2017

WaterLex Annual Partner Meeting, 14 March.

February: Geneva and Budapest

Inter-Parliamentary Union Seminar, 23-24 February, Budapest. “Regional seminar for Parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia on parliaments and the implementation of the SDGs”.  The seminar focus is “how parliaments can effectively engage in policy making to facilitate the national implementation of the SDGs and to identify concrete parliamentary actions, most notably with regard to environmental risks and climate change issues. Through the prism of climate change challenges facing the region, the seminar will focus on the key role of water as an enabler of sustainable development as well as on the need of effective cooperation among parliaments in this regard.”

UNICEF-WaterLex Indicators Conference, 9-10 February, Geneva.

UN-Water Meetings, 6-7 February, Geneva.

January: Berlin

WaterLex’s Programme Director for Africa, Rose Osinde Alabaster, will speak at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), an “international conference concerning the future of the global agri-food industry.”  GFFA 2017 will tackle “Agriculture and Water – Key to Feeding the World” in Berlin from 19 – 21 January.