30 January 2013
This initiative is a partnership between IIASA, UNESCO, the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea, the World Water Council and the International Water Association. It aims to provide a scientific basis for responding to worldwide water challenges by testing possible optional solutions against a number of scenarios for socio-economic change, and bringing together decision makers to discuss a common vision for the future.
The launch meeting is intended to provide an overview of the initiative, formulating needs and priority areas by prospective partners and co-funders; discussing opportunities to participate in the initiative and to discuss the initiative’s governance structure. Confirmed attendees include a cross section of representatives from government and non-government organizations, business and academia.
The initiative will develop a new generation of global, regional and country-based water-resource and water-demand scenarios and options to address current and future water demands. For more information on the initiative, see the Water Futures: World Water Scenarios Web page.
Last edited: 11 February 2013
The Water Futures and Solutions: World Water Scenarios Initiative will kick off on 4-5 February with a launch meeting at IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313