Simon Verduijn

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Name: Simon Verduijn
Date registered: November 5, 2010
URL: http://www.ru.nl/scapes/koppeling/gpm/verduijn/

Latest posts

  1. New book out on river basin organisations — October 3, 2014
  2. The Mayans rise and fall: Water security and Climate change — July 18, 2012
  3. IPCC releases special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation — March 29, 2012
  4. Tool for climate adaptation policy-making — March 27, 2012
  5. World Water Day announcement — February 28, 2012

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  1. Water governance; an empty signifier? — 1 comment

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New book out on river basin organisations

Can River Basin Organisations (RBOs) actually improve water governance? RBOs are frequently layered on topof existing governmental organisations, which are often reluctant to share their power. This, in turn, can affect their performance. The Politics of River Basin Organisations addresses this issue by exploring the subject on a lobal level. With the use of case …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/water-conservation/the-politics-of-river-basin-organisations/

The Mayans rise and fall: Water security and Climate change

Many mysteries surround the Maya-civilization, living from 250 BC to 900 AD. It is seen as the most developed society in Mesoamerica in ancient history. One of the more intriguing question is how the Mayans managed to flourish and how they abruptly came to their fall in 900 AD (Livescience). Amongst the possible causes to its …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/publications/the-mayans-rise-and-fall-water-security-and-climate-change/

IPCC releases special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Working group I & II’ full report was presented on March 28, 2012. According to the IPCC, evidence suggests that climate change has led to changes in climate extremes such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the past half century.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/science-and-policy/ipcc-releases-full-report-on-managing-the-risks-of-extreme-events-and-disasters-to-advance-climate-change-adaptation/

Tool for climate adaptation policy-making

The European Commission presented “The European Climate Adaptation Platform”, an interactive web-based tool on adaptation to climate change. The European Climate Adaptation Platform is a publicly accessible, web-based platform, designed to support policy-makers at EU, national, regional and local levels in the development of climate change adaptation measures and policies. According to the European Commission adaptation means …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/movies/tool-for-climate-adaptation-policy-making/

World Water Day announcement

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/fairness-and-equity/world-water-day-announcement/

World Water Week Announcement

The World Water Week (August 26-31 2012) is hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm. Each year the World Water Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water-related topic. The themes change each year, but each fits within a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/conference-2/world-water-week-announcement/

‘Write articles, not blog postings’

This was the very provocative title of an article I found while browsing the internet. Jakob Nielsen argues that if you intend to ‘demonstrate world-class expertise, you should avoid quickly written, shallow posting’. Instead, you should invest your precious time in writing thorough, value-added content that attracts -for his audience- ‘paying customers’.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/about/write-articles-not-blog-postings/

Water governance; an empty signifier?

Our blog is now live for about six months, and we have had several posts on water governance. Although there are multiple perspectives on ‘water governance’, we even dared to post a page on “What is water governance”, indicating and implying that we know how to define the concept. Well, this may not be true …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/science-and-policy/water-governance-an-empty-signifier/

Tomorrow: Virtual conference on the future of water

Join 60 leading thinkers as they explore the rich, complex, and critical topic of water’s future. Beginning with a big-picture perspective, and uncovering both key “megatrends” and personal stories from the frontlines, The Future of Water will examine how different fields, sectors, and stakeholders can meet the challenge of supplying a growing global population with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/conference-2/tomorrow-virtual-conference-on-the-future-of-water/

Conference ‘International Water Week 2011’

The Royal Netherlands Water Network and Waternet will organise a number of conferences on water technology and water management focusing on topics such as Water and Energy, Water and Cities, Water Operators’ Partnerships and International Benchmarking. Together with the first announcements, a call for papers have been issued for these conferences. If interested, you can submit your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/conference-2/conference-international-water-week-2011/

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