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Urbanisation in the world
Urbanization process is a domain of developing countries. One of the results of the extremely high densities of fast-growing populations is "wild development", leading to such negative social and ecological effects as: [...]
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Water cycle in urban areas
Combined effects of urbanization, industrialization, and population growth greatly modify landscapes and thus the continuous circulation of water within catchments and the Earth's hydrosphere - the hydrological cycle [...]
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Urban Aquatic Habitats
Aquatic habitats are water bodies supporting aquatic life. Increased temperatures of effluents, greater discharges of water, pollutants and waste, and changes in water bodies morphology impact all the basic habitats characteristics. [...]
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Urban Aquatic Habitats Management
A balanced approach addressing the pressing issues in urban environment is not common in the water service sector [...] + more
Ecohydrology for Urban Aquatic Habitats
From the point of view of environmental science, urban environment can be considered as a highly condensed anthropogenic system, which is organised for efficient flow of water, matter, energy and information [...]
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About the programme

International Symposium "New directions in Urban Water Management" to be held 12-14 September 2007, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris (France).

The symposium is organized for urban water and environmental specialists for which exchange of ideas for new directions in urban water management is an challenge in the new global urbanized world.

Objectives of the Symposium

  • Bringing together leading international urban water management experts to discuss new concepts, approaches and technologies for dealing with urban water problems under various settings, covering both developed and developing countries.

  • Exchange of ideas for new directions in urban water management, as well as drawing recommendations for the formulation of new strategies and implementation elements such as guidelines and educational tools.

  • Presentation and delivery of the results and outputs of the IHP-VI Urban Water Management Programme (UWMP) and gathering feed-back from the participants regarding their applicability, gaps and possible extensions. These elements will also feed the design of the next phase of IHP-VII (2008-2013).

Symposium Topics

  • Data requirements management for integrated urban water management
  • Processes and interactions in the urban water cycle
  • Towards sustainable urban groundwater management
  • Integrated urban water system interactions:complementarities among urban water services
  • Integrated urban water modeling and management under specific climates
  • Urban water security, human health and disaster prevention
  • Urban aquatic habitats in integrated urban water management
  • Socio-economic and institutional aspects in urban water management
  • Urban water education, training and technology transfer

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Symposium on New directions in Urban Water Management
Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO
1 rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15, FRANCE
E-mail: SymposiumUWM2007@unesco.org
Fax: +33 1 4568 5811