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  • Home > Archives - Updated: 02-09-2009 8:39 am

    This page presents reports, overviews of past events linked to the HELP programme.


    HELP programme background until the Pilot Phase (2001):

    • The UN ACC-SWR Global Water Quality Initiative (17th Session, Paris, October 1996).
    • A request for UNESCO and WMO to consider the launching of a 2nd International Hydrological Decade by the British Hydrological Society Exeter Statement, July 1998.
    • UNESCO-sponsored informal expert group meeting, Institute of Hydrology (now Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Wallingford, UK, November-December 1998. The meeting endorsed a conceptual framework focused on experimental hydrology linked with policy and development issues. A report of this informal expert group meeting was prepared in January 1999. The conceptual framework was submitted to the 5th Joint UNESCO/WMO Conference on International Hydrology, Geneva, February 1999.
    • The 5th Joint UNESCO/WMO Conference on International Hydrology, Geneva, February 1999 endorsed HELP. The Conference recommended the creation of this new global initiative which would, through the establishment of a global network of catchments, set a new scientific agenda that is more relevant to the most critical water policy and water management issues.
    • The 28th Session of the IHP Bureau, September 1999 approved HELP and recommended that HELP, like FRIEND, should become a distinctive cross-cutting programme of the UNESCO IHP-VI.
    • Task Force Meeting, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, November 1999. The Meeting was jointly hosted by the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, the Institute for the Study of Planet Earth, and the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy; all at the University of Arizona.
    • The 29th Session of the IHP Bureau, April 2000 reviewed the draft of the Design and Implementation Strategy of the HELP Initiative, as prepared by the HELP Task Force.
    • The IHP IGC XIV Session, June 2000 approved HELP as part of IHP-VI under Resolution No. XIV-7.
    • The 11th Session of the WMO CHy, Abuja, Nigeria, November 2000 reviewed HELP.

    HELP Pilot Basin Review Meeting (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - CEH, Wallingford, UK; 06-03-2001 - 08-03-2001)
    Following the recommendations of the IMC meeting, Dublin, a sub-committee of the HELP IMC met at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, to review nominated HELP basins proposals. More

    Meeting of the Interim Management Committee (University College, Dublin, Ireland; 06-12-2000 - 08-12-2000)
    The objectives of the meeting were to reassess the HELP basin guidelines defined by the Task Force, to review the strategy to finalize procedures for establishment of demonstration basins, and to develop a technical implementation strategy. More

    Forests-Water-People in the Humid Tropics: Past, Present and Future Hydrological Research (Hotel Equatorial, Bangi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 30-07-2000 - 04-08-2000)
    This meeting was jointly organized by the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) (as a contribution to the IHP-V Humid Tropics Programme and HELP) and the International Union of Foresters Research Organization (IUFRO). More

    The Fifth IHP/IAHS George Kovacs Colloquim (UNESCO, Paris; 02-06-2000 - 02-06-2000)
    There were eighteen (18) presentations on HELP made at the above Colloquium. More

    The East African Integrated River Basin Management Conference (Morogoro, Tanzania; 07-03-2005 - 09-03-2005)
    The aim of the conference was to bring together river basin professionals and reserachers to critically discuss the tools of IWRM applied at the basin level. More

    International Conference on Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change: A North-South Analysis (Bonn, Germany; 23-02-2005 - 25-02-2005)
    This Conference was jointly convened by UNESCO/IHP/HELP, National Committee of Germany for UNESCO-IHP and WMO-HWRP, ZEF, GWSP, IAHS, CGIAR Challenge Programme on Water and Food and German BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research). More

    International Conference on Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change: A North-South Analysis (Bonn, Germany; 23-02-2005 - 25-02-2005)
    This Conference was jointly convened by UNESCO/IHP/HELP, National Committee of Germany for UNESCO-IHP and WMO-HWRP, ZEF, GWSP, IAHS, CGIAR Challenge Programme on Water and Food and German BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research). More

    Rural Economy and Land Use: the Challenge for Research (Oxford, UK; 19-01-2005 - 21-01-2005)
    The RELU programme is a UK national programme. The HELP programme was presented at this Conference. More

    Good Water Governance for People & Nature: What roles for Law, Institutions & Finance? - AWRA-Dundee Conference (Apex Hotel, Dundee, Scotland; 29-08-2004 - 01-09-2004)
    This conference will examine the relationship between legal and regulatory frameworks and institutional structures that contribute to good water governance. More

    Hydrology : science and practice for the 21st Century. (Imperial College, London, UK; 11-07-2004 - 15-07-2004)
    This international conference brang together hydrologists from the UK and overseas concerned with the scientific and practical challenges in understanding and managing hydrological systems during the new century. More

    Global Water System Project Open Science Conference (Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA; 07-10-2003 - 09-10-2003)
    This Conference solicitated inputs from the science and water policy communities to help develop strategies to adress the key question of the GWSP: the HELP programme was presented during this Conference. More

    American Water Resources Association International Congress "Watershed Management for Water Supply Systems" (New-York, USA; 28-06-2003 - 01-07-2003)
    This timely event addressed universal concerns (e.g. sufficiency, safety and security of the supply). More

    Extreme Events: Energy, Agricultural and Natural Resource Management (Boston, USA.; 26-05-2003 - 28-05-2003)
    This Conference was the XIVth Global Warming International Conference and Exposition. More

    Water & Wastewater Europe Conference (Nice, France; 04-03-2003 - 07-03-2003)
    The conference covered issues related to the European Union Water Framework Directive. HELP was presented during this meeting. More

    Towards Sustainable Water Utilisation in the 21st Century (University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa; 22-01-2003 - 24-01-2003)
    This meeting was the 2nd International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management. More

    International Workshop on Vulnerability of Water Resources to Environmental Change (Beijing, China; 18-09-2002 - 20-09-2002)
    HELP was presented during the pre-workshop activity and during the Session 1 of the Workshop itself. More

    Water in Moutains: Integrated Management of High Watersheds (Megève, France; 05-09-2002 - 06-09-2002)
    This International Conference, organised within the framework of the "International Year of Mountains" was part of a series of events devoted to water to be held world wide in 2002-2003. More

    National Water Conference (Melbourne, Australia; 04-09-2002 - 05-09-2002)
    The 7th National Water conference was the leading annual gathering for senior executives in Australasia's urban and regional water utilities, as well as natural resources agencies. More

    Riversymposium 2002 (Brisbane, Australia; 03-09-2002 - 06-09-2002)
    This Symposium was held in Brisbane, Australia. More

    ASLO (American Society of Limnology and Oceanography) Summer Meeting: "Inter-Disciplinary Linkages in Aquatic Sciences and Beyond" (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; 10-06-2002 - 14-06-2002)
    ASLO 2002 Summer Meeting provided a forum for researchers to highlight recent advances linking the various sub-disciplines within limnology and oceanography and to examine the potential for new linkages with scientific disciplines. More

    2002 International Network of Basin Organizations General Assembly (Quebec City, Canada; 28-05-2002 - 30-05-2002)
    HELP was presented during this General Assembly. More

    Mississippi River Climate and Hydrology Conference (New Orleans, USA; 13-05-2002 - 17-05-2002)
    This meeting provided a review of the research findings emerging from the GEWEX Continental Scale International Project (GCIP) over the past 6 years and provided directions for future research under the GEWEX Americas Prediction Project - GAPP. More

    U.N. Hydrology Initiative Pairs Societal Needs with Science - by Endreny, T.A., J. Wallace, R. Schulze
    2002 -This article relates to the HELP Symposium that was held in Kalmar, Sweden, in August 2002.More

    Troubled Waters: Bridging Science and Society (Kalmar, Sweden; 22-08-2004 10:26 am - 23-08-2004 10:26 am )
    This Workshop is organised by the UNEP International Global Waters Assessment (GIWA). More

    Seminar on Sustainable Water Management (; 13-09-2004 11:11 am - 15-09-2004 11:11 am )
    The aim of the seminar was to address the various aspects of the water situation here and the way we can remediate, develop and sustain water management on a common vision. More



    HELP Symposium 2002

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