North-South Centre

Annual Conference, 4 June 2008

Water for development: Prospects for integrated water resources management

Water is essential for life on earth and a vital resource for human development. Increasingly, water resources are under pressure from population growth, economic activity and improved standards of living, resulting in an intensified competition for water for the different human needs and for the environment. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is an internationally accepted approach to the sustainable development, allocation and monitoring of water use in the context of social, economic and environmental objectives. It can be achieved by a participatory approach only, involving users, planners and policy makers at all levels.

The conference will address the prospects for IWRM to contribute to an equitable and sustainable allocation of water in the development context. In particular, it will highlight the role and contribution of research for development in the water sector.

Auditorium Maximum, main building of the ETH Zurich

Admission: Free entrance, no registration required

Language: English

Programme and presentations


Picture gallery

Media coverage

NZZ: Produktivere Nutzung von Wasser notwendig (5 June 2008)

ETH Life: Wasser umfassend (10 June 2008)


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