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Fifteenth Water Information Summit (WIS-15)
"Water Informationfor Sustainable Water Resources Management"
Itaipu Technological Park in Foz do Iguacu (Brazil)
July 28-30, 2014
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Fourteenth Water Information Summit (WIS-14)
"Water Information for Sustainable Water Resources Management"
Miami, Florida
October 24-26, 2013
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Thirteenth Water Information Summit (WIS-13)
"Water Information: A Cross-Continental Dialogue"
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
April 10-13, 2012
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Twelfth Water Information Summit (WIS-12)
"Water Information for Disaster Preparedness"
Hotel Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
November 2-3, 2010
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Eleventh Water Information Summit (WIS-11)
Water Information for Policy and Decision Making
Universidad de Talca, Santiago, Chile, November 2-3, 2009

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Tenth Water Information Summit (WIS-10)
"New Paradigms in Water Information in an Age of Global Change"
San Salvador, El Salvador, June 16-18, 2008

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Ninth Water Information Summit (WIS-9)
West Palm Beach Florida, June 5-7, 2007

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Eighth Water Information Summit (WIS-8)
"Linking and Strengthening Information Networks for Water and the Environment"


June 5-7, 2006

Organized by
The WaterWeb Consortium

In cooperation with
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Inter-American Water Resources Network (IWRN)

and hosted by the
National Water Agency of Brazil (ANA)

Celebrating 2006 Earth Day (June 5) in the second year of U.N. Decade of Water for Life, and with an eye on climate change issues, the WaterWeb Consortium (WWCo) is pleased to announce the Eight Water Information Summit (WIS-8), to be held in Brasilia, Brazil. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss water information issues in a broader context, network with other environmental information experts, and discuss means of delivery of water and related information to the stakeholders and the general public using the latest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) advances.

The mission of the Water Information Summits includes:

  • Focusing on use of the Internet to support and promote information sharing in the context of Integrated Land and Water Resources Management.
  • Discussing current perspectives on water information dissemination, the implementation of water information systems, and methods and opportunities to share water information.
  • Bringing together information specialists, webmasters, scientists, policymakers, and other water information users and providers.

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Seventh Water Information Summit
November 2004, Guanajuato, Mexico and Orlando, Florida
"Double the Exposure, Double the Cooperation"

The American Water Resources Association (AWRA), the State Water Commission of Guanajuato (CEAG), Mexico, and the WaterWeb Consortium are collaborating to hold the 7th Water Information Summit and WaterWeb Consortium Meeting at the end of the AWRA Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida and at the ExpoAgua 2004 in Guanajuato, Mexico.

The purpose of these meetings is to continue the exchange of information on the use of the Internet to promote the use of integrated land and water management approaches to cope with the world’s water problems.

Abstracts for oral or poster presentations are invited for both meetings and are due no later than July 30, 2004. Relevant topics include but are not limited to

  • New information sharing technologies
  • Water and water-related information sharing efforts
  • Water taxonomies, indexing schemes, and the use of metadata
  • Information portals in water management, hydrology, or related fields
  • Internet delivered distance learning and capacity building efforts
  • Information and knowledge needs of watershed managers to implement integrated land and water resources management (IWRM)
  • Case studies are invited on all of the above topics

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Sixth Water Information Summit
Delft, Netherlands , September 2003
"Breaking the Barriers: Let the water information flow "

The sixth Water Information Summit was held for the first time in Europe to stress the global importance of the Summit. Water and information have a lot in common. Both flow from a source to users. There can be too much of it, or too little, it can be clear or ~Qpolluted~R. Having and using it is essential and that is why we want to make a difference.

WIS 6 was a joint effort of the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre and the Water Web Consortium (USA), with assistance from the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD).

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Fifth Water Information Summit
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, October 23-25, 2002
"Regional Perspectives on Water Information Systems - Case Studies, "

The 5th Summit will bring together information specialists, Web site managers, scientists, policymakers, and other water information users, to discuss regional perspectives on water information and to present selected case studies of the implementation of international, national, regional, and local water information systems with emphasis on the use of the Internet to disseminate water information.

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Forth Water Information Summit
Panama City, Panama, October 2001
"Internet-Based Mechanisms and Partnerships to Build Virtual Capacity for Sustainable Water Resources Management"

The Fourth Summit will be held in conjunction with a meeting of the Central American Environment Commission, a ministerial level conference, and the Water Fair for Central America and the Caribbean. WIS-4 will be hosted by the Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) and the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) of Panamá. There will be opportunities to visit the Panamá Canal locks and other water-related projects.

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Third Water Information Summit
Miami, Florida, USA, November 2000

"Status, Challenges, and Future Opportunities of Internet-Based Communications Supporting Sustainable Water Resources Management. Attendance specifics continued to grow in size, stature and exposure with representation from nineteen countries of five continents"

The WaterWeb Consortium's Third Water Information Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami, Florida, November 3-5, 2000. This series of meetings for web site managers and water information users focuses on the use of the Internet to support and promote the application of Integrated Land and Water Resources Management. The Summit is being held in collaboration with the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Annual Conference www.awra.org (November 5-8, 2000).

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Second Water Information Summit
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, October 1999

Reinforced the need for a truly international meeting on the subject. Attendance at the workshop doubled, with representatives from eleven countries in the Americas and Europe attending.

Reports from the Working Groups of the Second WaterWeb Information Summit (October 1999)

 


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First Water Information Summit
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, October 1998

The initial Water Information Summit was the Water on the Web Workshop held in October, 1998. Representatives from eighteen organizations housed in seven countries came together for two days to exchange ideas and discuss experiences on water related information availability, needs, quality and usage in the Web environment. Cooperation and collaboration were the keywords of the meeting with all participants expressing firm commitment to advance the ideas set forth.


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