Uncertainties in Water Resource Management: Causes, Technologies and Consequences

  • Basandorj D
  • Oyunbaatar D
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This International Hydrology Programme (IHP) International Conference on Uncertainties in Water Resource Management: causes, technologies and consequences (WRM) is held in conjunction with the 16th Regional Steering Committee (RSC) Meeting for UNESCO-IHP – Southeast Asia and the Pacific at the Chinggis Khaan Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 29th September – 3rd October 2008. The conference being hosted and organized by the Mongolian National Committee for IHP- UNESCO and this scientific conference and meeting is also one important activities within the implementation Seventh phase of the IHP from 2008-2013. The aims of the International Conference on Uncertainties in Water Resource Management: causes, technologies and consequences are to share and disseminate knowledge, information and experiences in water resources and river basin management sciences and to promote cooperative and collaborative activities in several areas supporting the core themes of the IHP-VII. At the same time, this conference aims to address the regional and global needs for the development and management of sustainable water resources for health, food, economy and environmental enhancement, and the capacity-building of the water stakeholders in their various roles as owners, managers and beneficiaries of the water resources under three main themes as Global changes in arid and semi-arid regions, Water and society, environment and Integrated River Basin Management. In the conference 21 technical papers were presented and published in this proceedings. The range of topics covered by the papers include climate change impacts, vulnerability, adaptation and economy, sanitation, environmental protection, health, public awareness, education aspects related to water and society and some legislative concerns, methodologies, international and endorheic river basins and aquifers, extreme events which can consider as water resources management issues. The organizers are very thankful to the various organizations and individuals who have greatly contributed and offered their time and effort to this conference and gratefully acknowledge the financial support from several organizations and institutions including UNESCO Office (Jakarta, Indonesia), Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia, the National Geo-Information Centre For Natural Resources Management Project, Research and Training Center for Integrated Water Resource Management, Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Water Authority and Integrated Water Resources Management in Central Asia: Model region Mongolia (MoMo) etc. Prof.D.Basandorj

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  • Hydrology
  • IHP
  • IWRM
  • MoMo
  • Mongolia
  • RBM
  • River Basin Management
  • Water Resources Management

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