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2009 World Water Week in Stockholm: First Announcement

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WWW in Stockholm is arguably the best annual water resources meeting in the world. The First Announcement for the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm, August 16-22, provides information on the theme, structure, and special focus of the 2009 Week. It also provides guidelines for convening a seminar or side event or submitting an abstract for presentation during the 8 workshops. The theme for 2009 http://www.worldwaterweek.org -

WaterWired: Review of the Film 'Blue Gold: World Water Wars'

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I was warned by a colleague that "my head would explode" if I watched the film, "Blue Gold: World Water Wars", that is based on the similarly-titled book by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke. I viewed the film three times, and all is still intact. I have not read the book. I could spend far more time reviewing some of the claims the film makes but cannot afford the time, so I will stick to brief menti http://aquadoc.typepad.com -

Earth Focus: Episode 10-Challenges of Water and Sanitation

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This 27-minute video from Earth Focus features Jim Thebaut discussing his film on the water crisis in the Southwest USA, plus features on U.S. water policy, water and security, the world water and sanitation crises, etc. http://www.linktv.org -

ASU's Decision Center for a Desert City Wins Global Water Prize

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Decision Center for a Desert City has been tapped as one of a handful of institutions worldwide to receive this year's Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water. DCDC, part of Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability, will split the $133,000 (SR 500,000) award with one other institution. The prizes, awarded biannually by the Prince Sultan Research Center for E http://dcdc.asu.edu -

The World's Water 2008-2009: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources by Peter Gleick

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These excellent biennial books are produced by Peter Gleick and The Pacific Institute. The World's Water provides a timely examination of the key issues surrounding freshwater resources and their use. Each new volume identifies and explains the most significant trends worldwide, and offers the best data available on a variety of topics related to water. The 2008-2009 volume features overview cha http://www.islandpress.com -

Our Water Problems Are a Crisis of Management

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Here is an article by Frank R. Rijsberman, former Director General of the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka and currrent Program Director at Google.org. So, is the planet drying up? Not exactly, but a growing number of people are sharing a fixed amount of water that is badly managed and polluted. Sri Lanka's celebrated twelfth-century king Parakramabahu reportedly said, "not a http://www.alternet.org -

Water for People CEO: Position Available

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This is an exciting opportunity for the right seasoned executive who is looking for challenge and travel on a mission to make a difference in the lives of thousands upon thousands of people. Water for People is a not-for-profit organization that has an 18-year history of developing highly successful and sustained water and sanitation projects throughout eleven countries in Central America, South http://www.waterforpeople.org -

Fifth World Water Forum Programme Now Available

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The 5th World Water Forum will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from March 16th to 22nd, 2009. A variety of events throughout the week aim to focus on just one overarching theme: “Bridging Divides for Water”. You can now view and download the Forum Programme book which includes all the details about the Forum's sessions, Side Events, Prize Ceremonies, Heads of States Summit, Forum Venue and many more http://www.worldwaterforum5.org -