30 January 2013

World Water Scenarios Initiative Launched

On 4-5 February, a launch meeting for the Water Futures: World Water Scenarios Initiative will take place at IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria.

The Launch Report is now available.

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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.


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Launch Meeting

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