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IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition

The International Water Association (IWA) organises the high-profile IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition every two years. We are excited to announce that the 2014 IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon’s lively present and proud past combine in a melting pot of cultural diversity. Its friendliness and relaxed atmosphere promise a unique experience for all visitors.



Water Innovation Europe 2014

WssTP is hosting the 2014 edition of Water Innovation Europe, dedicated to the theme ''Water: Green Tape or Blue Gold?''. The conference will focus its attention on the economic opportunities for the European water sector and on ensuring a strong representation of water issues in the Horizon2020 work  programme 2016-2017, along the lines of the Green growth and economy. WssTP conference will be held on 25 and 26 of June 2014 at the Diamant Centre in Brussels.

MOBILISE project: Foresight exercise on cooperation between EU-Morocco on research and innovation

In the framework of MOBILISE project (Morocco and EU: Strengthening Bilateral Links in Innovation and Science for Economy), the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Training organized a visit of EU experts from 5 to May 9, 2014 in Rabat and Casablanca.

Call for Participation, Papers, Presentations and Posters for e-AGE 2014

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sayyid Taimur Bin As’ad Al Said, the Arab States Research and Education Network - ASREN, is happy to announce its fourth annual event “4th International Platform on Integrating Arab e-Infrastructure in a Global Environment - e-AGE 2014” which will take place in 10-11 December 2014 at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Muscat - Oman. The platform will be hosted by Hosted by The Research Council (TRC) of Oman.

Construction of a pan-Arab R&E network showcased at e-AGE 2013

The 3rd ”International Platform on Integrating Arab e-Infrastructure in a Global Environment” - e-AGE 2013 - took place from 12 to 13 December 2013 in Tunis under the patronage of Dr. Moncef Ben Salem, Tunisian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and alongside the 5th annual meeting of the Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education (AROQA).

Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence report

Energy Community is the primary instrument in EU external energy policy. The large number of contributions to this special on the Energy Community edited by Dr Dirk Buschle (Deputy Director and Head of Legal of the Energy Community Secretariat) illustrate the diversity and complexity of the topic. Instead of providing a coherent account of where the Energy Community stands today, this special provides numerous tie-ins for the future debate. It provides for an inspiring reading on the current issues and future options for the Energy Community.

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus at FAO

FAO officers met with other experts at the conference "Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Synergies and Tradeoffs: Governance and Tools at various Scales" on 19-20 May 2014 in Bonn, Germany. The conference addressed the linkages across key natural resource sectors, so that jointly improving efficiency is considered to be a win-win strategy for human development and environmental sustainability.

Cyber Security and Critical Energy Infrastructure report

Both the number and security implications of sophisticated cyber attacks on companies providing critical energy infrastructures are increasing. As power networks and, to a certain extent, oil and gas infrastructure both upstream and downstream, are becoming increasingly integrated with information communication technology systems, they are growing more susceptible to cyber attacks.

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Workshop on Earth Observations and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) hosted the Workshop on Earth Observations (EO) and the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus. Participants discussed: examples of EO contributions to WEF nexus assessments; information needs of WEF policy-makers; gaps in monitoring information and services that could be addressed by EO; and development of a synthesis report on the state of EO applications to WEF issues.

Water Policy in Algeria, by Dr. Nadjib Drouiche

Talking about Water Policy in Algeria is of high priority. It is increasingly concerned due to climate change, known for its great diversity and its spatial and temporal irregularity. Due to its geographical location, Algeria has an arid and semi-arid climate which brings with it higher risk of both floods and droughts, and exacerbates the already precarious situation created by chronic water scarcity faced by most of the Arab countries.


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