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Global Water Forum

Monday, January 30th, 2012

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center

The Global Water Forum, established in 2010 as an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), works with the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), to provide expertise in capacity building and knowledge transfer in water economics and governance, and to develop an understanding of the value of water and across different uses.

As part of this broader collaboration Tokyo Development Learning Center, The World Bank (TDLC)  has provided its connectivity services for a series of video lectures to leading academics in the water sector at the Australian National University (ANU),  which connected to water practitioners in Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, and India in November 2011.

The full schedule of lectures is as follows:

Seminar 1: Water: global-local and rural-urban issues
Prof. Quentin Grafton

Seminar 2: Risk and federal rivers
Dr. Daniel Connell

Seminar 3: Managing conflicts between climate, energy and water policies
Dr. Jamie Pittock

Seminar 4: Water governance: water reform and federal rivers
Dr. Daniel Connell

Seminar 5: Rivers, water, and climate change adaptation
Dr. Jamie Pittock

Seminar 6: Water models and markets
Prof. Quentin Grafton

With the exception of seminar 3 which was not recorded, the lectures can be accessed as follows.
Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) lecture series

For information on the Global Water Forum, access the Global Water Forum website.