The International Forum on Integrated Water Management

Post-Forum information is now available! Click here to get to the presentation summaries and Powerpoint presentations of the Forum speakers.

COGESAF (Conseil de gouvernance de l'eau des bassins versants de la rivière St-François) and the Université de Sherbrooke have been pleased to jointly host the International forum on integrated water resource management which took place from June 1 to 3, 2009 at the cultural centre of the Université de Sherbrooke.

This unique event hosted in Québec created an opportunity for some 500 participants and more than 90 speakers coming from 23 countries to discuss the practical tools to be used in the service of improved water quality, to share field experience and to build new partnership.

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The major objectives of the forum

  • Develop international partnerships
  • Reinforce the exchange mechanisms for sharing information and experiences
  • Understand the structures and tools for integrated governance and management of water as they apply around the world

Principal Themes

  • Characterization and diagnosis tools
  • Governance and planning tools
  • Information and joint action tools
  • Intervention tools for the major water-related issues

Who participated?

The event has been a forum for exchange to help respond to the needs of the different players in the governance and management of water

WATERSHED AND WATER MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS

  • tools to help you prepare master plans or development plans;
  • exchanges with organizations that have experiences to share;
  • open doors to making your projects and achievements better known.

MUNICIPAL MANAGERS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, ECONOMIC PLAYERS, DECIDERS AND CITIZENS

  • pathways to actions to protect and restore water resources;
  • pathways to solutions to the major water challenges including the proliferation of cyanobacteria, climate change and the protection of the sources of drinking water.

RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS

  • an occasion to present or enlarge your vision of the current stakes at play for better sustainable and integrated management of water.
 
     
 

© 2008 Cogesaf, Université de Sherbrooke
Conception visuelle : André Vuillemin