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UNESCO: International Conference on Groundwater and Climate in Africa

Groundwater_climate_in_africaThis Conference, which is supported by the International Hydrological Programme of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO-IHP), will be held in Kampala, Uganda, from 24-28 June 2008.

This Conference, which is supported by the International Hydrological Programme of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO-IHP), will be held in Kampala, Uganda, from 24-28 June 2008. The meeting stems from the recognition that current monitoring and assessments of the impacts of climate variability and change on water resources commonly exclude groundwater. The event seeks to bring together water and climate scientists from research/academic institutions, governments, and the private sector, as well as representatives from international agencies and donors in order to share knowledge and expertise, and thereby improve current understanding of the impact of climate and development on groundwater resources in that region. [Conference website]