UNESCO hosts expert meeting on improving water management in cities

UNESCO hosts expert meeting on improving water management in cities

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Government and academic experts from around the world will examine ways to improve urban water management at an international symposium starting today at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Government and academic experts from around the world will examine ways to improve urban water management at an international symposium starting today at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The three-day symposium, organized by the agency’s International Hydrological Programme, will look at new proposals and technologies for dealing with the growing pressure on freshwater supplies, the poor administration of existing water resources and the general degradation of the environment.

The symposium will hear contributions from the heads of nine projects that the Programme has coordinated since 2002, while urban water management officials from countries ranging from Iran and Oman to France, Serbia and Uganda will also brief the meeting.

The International Hydrological Programme is an intergovernmental scientific programme designed to help countries improve their knowledge of the water cycle so they can better manage and develop their water resources and protect the environment.