The 12th Kovacs Colloquium will focus on methodological issues and challenges for water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation and monitoring in particular SDG 6, addressing water issues and transversal and related SDGs such as poverty eradication (SDG 1), food security (SGD 2), well-being (SDG 3), energy (SDG 7), disasters (SDG 11), climate change (SDG 13) and international cooperation (SDG 17).
Every two years, the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) organise the Kovacs Colloquium, a series of international scientific meetings in the most challenging fields of water resources research.
This year, the Kovacs Colloquium will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 15 June 2016. It will comprise several invited lectures, a panel and a poster session on the role of hydrology and water resources, particularly on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Agreement of the COP-21.
All interested hydrologists, water resources professionals, scientists, policymakers and students are invited to participate in the poster session presenting hydrological inputs for water-related SDGs implementation: knowledge, data, indicators, tools & innovations. Proposals to enhance the exchange of knowledge between scientists, local communities and decision-makers to better respond to environmental changes, to improve water management resources and to contribute to SDGs monitoring and implementation are encouraged.
To register your poster submissions, please complete the online form before 1 May 2016: https://en.unesco.org/feedback/12th-kovacs-colloquium-call-p...
Poster abstracts should not be more than two pages in length, including figures and tables. Two page abstracts or 6-page papers of selected posters will be invited for publication in the final PIAHS e-volume, which will be ISI indexed. See the manuscript preparation guidelines for authors here. Further conditions prior to publication will be communicated to the selected authors.
Young women scientists from developing and less developed countries are encouraged to participate.
Participants registration (deadline 20 May): https://en.unesco.org/feedback/12th-kovacs-colloquium-regist...
Participants should take care of any related travel expenses and visa process to attend the Colloquium, as the organizers will not cover any such expenses nor undertake any action with regard to visa issues.