<P> FRIENDs of water cooperation: sharing scienti?c data across borders In order to understand hydrological processes at a regional or global scale, in particular concerning shared water resources and in the context of climate change, it is vital that nations collaborate on analyzing and sharing hydrological data and knowledge. Flow Regimes from International and Experimental Network Data (FRIEND), an international network supported by UNESCOs International Hydrological Programme (IHP) aims to foster and consolidate cross-disciplinary networks that facilitate cooperation for research and capacity building, development of analytical tools and data sharing. FRIEND has eight regional groupings and over 162 participating countries. The UN proclaimed 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation (UN General Assembly Resolution 65/154). Diverse activities around the world will help raise awareness of the potential of and challenges to water cooperation, facilitate dialogue among stakeholders, and promote innovative solutions. World Water Day on 22 March 2013, also on the theme of water cooperation, will be one of the key events of the Year. UNESCO will lead the coordination of the activities, with support from UNECE, UNDESA, UNW-DPC, and UNW-DPAC, on behalf of UN-Water, and will encourage stakeholders at international, regional, national and local levels to take action on water cooperation so as to create a momentum that goes beyond the year itself. UN-Water is the inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater and sanitation-related issues. Based on a history of close collaboration among UN agencies it was established in 2003 by the UN High Level Committee on Programmes. UN-Water aims to foster greater co-operation and information sharing among its 31 UN Members and 27 other international partners. UN-Water monitors and reports progress towards global objectives related to water, for example through the World Water Development Report (WWDR) and organizes the annual World Water Day on 22 March. UN-Water has called upon UNESCO to lead the 2013 United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation, in view of the Organizations mandate to pursue the goals of peace and sustainable development and its multi-dimensional mandate in the natural and social sciences, culture, education and communication and its signi?cant and longstanding programmes contributing to the management of the worlds freshwater resources. AT A GLANCE: WATER COOPERATION 2013 World Water Day: wwd2013@unesco.org International Year of Water Cooperation: iywc2013@unesco.org www.watercooperation2013.org ©O©FAO©FAO/Noa/ooh Seelam</p> <UL><LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1586/dvbajjahv/1/1/">Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1586/dvbajjahv/2/2/">Inside-Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1586/dvbajjahv/3/3/">Page-3</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1586/dvbajjahv/4/4/">Page-4</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1586/dvbajjahv/5/5/">Page-5</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1586/dvbajjahv/6/6/">Page-6</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1586/dvbajjahv/7/7/">Page-7</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publication/1586/dvbajjahv/8/8/">Back-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.stallionpublishers.com/publications/1586/x/sitemap.xml" target="_blank">site map</a></LI> </UL>


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