Global Water System Project (GWSP) becomes Sustainable Water Future Programme (WATER FUTURE)

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Following the recent signing of a Memorandum of the Global Water System Project (GWSP) has transitioned into the Sustainable Water Future Programme (WATER FUTURE) as a core project of Future Earth.
 

WATER FUTURE provides an international platform for integrated knowledge to identify and support water-related sustainable solutions. The programme will create and communicate knowledge to understand the state of the global water system with elements of co-design and co-production of improved, evidence-based solutions to support sustainable water use. With a large network of stakeholders, it provides the mechanisms and frameworks that facilitate greater cooperation and teamwork across academia, industry, civil society and government at the local, national and global scale.

WATER FUTURE builds on more than a decade of coordinated international research of GWSP (www.gwsp.org). GWSP has operated under the Earth System Science Partnership and its four Global Environmental Change Programmes, coordinating and supporting a broad research agenda to study the complex global water system with its interactions between natural and human components and their feedback processes.

WATER FUTURE is unique in its system-level perspectives and brings holistic approaches for both diagnosing water-related challenges and crafting innovative solutions. The programme respects multi-disciplinary and geographic perspectives and aims to connect the local to the global, and the natural sciences to human dimension research, across various timescales and distances. For more details visitwww.water-future.org

Proposal call for WATER FUTURE- Working groups 

WATER FUTURE is calling for proposals to form working groups that will develop the research programme under several priority areas in accordance with the programme’s agenda. Each of the working groups will contribute to the key initiatives of WATER FUTURE – the Global Water System Assessment Initiative and Water Solutions Laboratory Network, which will integrate a broad international science, policy and practice community. Submissions to form working groups close 15 July, 2016. For more information and to submit an application

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International Secretariat of WATER FUTURE

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The International Secretariat for Water Future has been established in Brisbane, Australia; hosted by Griffith University. Leading Australian universities in water research, together with CSIRO Land and Water have formed a consortium to support the development of this initiative. 

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Planning Committee of WATER FUTURE 

A planning committee for Water Future has been formed to guide the formulation of a strategic research agenda for the programme for the next three years and to make recommendations to the scientific committee on research initi­atives and operations. The planning committee reviews and provides advice on the implementation and means to achieve the priority of the programme.

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Establishment of WATER FUTURE - Canada Hub 

WATER FUTURE together with the University of Osnabrueck and University of Tier is organising a scientific forum “Understanding the Water-Energy-Food Nexus and its Implications for Governance”, to be held in Osnabrueck on the 15 and 16 June 2016. The forum is supported by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and will address challenges and key research gaps in dealing with the WEF nexus. Special attention will be devoted to supporting exchanges between senior and early career researchers to nurture the establishment of an interdisciplinary community of WEF nexus scholars and the forum is designed to allow for much discussion and interaction. As a follow-up activity, an academy supporting early career researchers to develop research proposals for submission to the DFG will be organised later this year. 

 

UPCOMING EVENT: Nexus symposium in Osnabrueck 15 - 16 JUNE 2016 

WATER FUTURE together with the University of Osnabrueck and University of Tier is organising a scientific forum “Understanding the Water-Energy-Food Nexus and its Implications for Governance”, to be held in Osnabrueck on 15 and 16 June 2016.
The forum is supported by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and will address challenges and key research gaps in dealing with the WEF nexus. Special attention will be devoted to supporting exchanges between senior and early career researchers to nurture the establishment of an interdisciplinary community of WEF nexus scholars and the forum is designed to allow for much discussion and interaction. As a follow-up activity, an academy supporting early career researchers to develop research proposals for submission to the DFG will be organised later this year.

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UPCOMING EVENT: Water Connects - Budapest Water Summit 

The Budapest Water Summit 2016 will be hosted by the Hungarian Government in cooperation with the World Water Council, under the patronage of János Áder, President of Hungary in November. The mission of the summit is to position water, not as a source of conflict and global risk, but as a source of cooperation, peace and development for all the countries committed to sustainable development. To this end, participants of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 will put forward their proposed solutions to the relevant international bodies and adopt the “Budapest Statement 2016”. With a focus on solutions and practical approaches, the Budapest Water Summit 2016 aims to foster a new type of integrated and sustainable water management. Water Future is playing a lead role in organising and convening the Science Forum at the event and will present the Water Solutions Lab Network during the Summit. 

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Workshop on governance transformation and integrated information for the W-E-F Nexus 

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Water Future along with the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto Japan, organised a workshop last month, entitled “Governance transformation and integrated information for the W-E-F Nexus”. Hosted 4 – 6 April, the workshop was the third of four meetings held in different regions of the world in connection with this Future Earth Research Cluster initiative. The focus of this workshop was on water and food components of the nexus, particularly interlinkages between water, land and coastal ecosystems and the provision of energy, water, and land for food production in Asia.

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