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Event: International Conference on Climate Change, Water and Disaster in Mountainous Areas
Date: 27.11.2013 to 29.11.2013
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal
Organised by: Society of Hydrologists and Meteorologists – Nepal

Water is critical for sustainable development, environmental integrity and the eradication of poverty and hunger.  Changes in climates have been affecting adversely to water bodies, hydrological regimes and natural ecosystems. Environment Changes have been worrying issues everywhere. It is more concerned in the mountainous areas.  With this context, the Society of Hydrologists and Meteorologists – Nepal (SOHAM-NEPAL) is going to organize an “International Conference on Climate Change, Water  and  Disaster in Mountainous Areas”  in 27-29 November 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Event: International Conference on Advances in Plant Sciences
Date: 14.11.2012 to 18.11.2012
Venue: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Organised by: ICAPS 2012 Secretariat - Bangalore University

The main objective of the International Conference on Advances in Plant Sciences (ICAPS) is to showcase advances in botanical research and conservation of plants across the globe. There is an unprecedented development in every field of plant science in recent years because of rapid progress made in the areas of molecular biology in general and genomics and proteomics in particular. The skills and knowledge of botanist's are needed worldwide helping farmers to produce crops and conservation of natural flora and fauna.

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Event: International Conference on Freshwater Governance for Sustainable Development
Date: 05.11.2012 to 07.11.2012
Venue: Drakensberg, South Africa
Organised by: Water Research Commission & Department of Water Affairs – South Africa

As pressure on freshwater resources increase across the globe, so does the need to govern the use of these resources in a way that is sustainable into the future.  This international conference will bring together policy makers, water managers, scientists and civil society, in a forum where new ideas beyond academic exchange for the future can be shared, nurtured and hopefully developed.  This conference is aimed to share new knowledge on the topic of sustainable fresh water governance through written papers and posters, multi-stakeholder panel discussions mainly between researchers and policy makers as well as civil society.

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Event: Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD)
Date: 29.10.2012 to 01.11.2012
Venue: Punta del Este, Uruguay
Organised by: GCARD Organizing Committee (GOC)

The Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) is organized every two years by the multi-stakeholder Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), in association with the reform processes of the CGIAR.  The GCARD Conference provides an open, inclusive process and collective forum, where representatives of all stakeholders in agricultural research and development can share knowledge and feedback on their actions in transforming agricultural research for development. The GCARD 2012 Conference will enable review and collective feedback on actions taken to deliver development change through research, education and knowledge sharing and specifically explore how best to meet the chronic challenges and capacity needs now identified in AR4D. 

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Event: Mountain Resource Management in a Changing Environment
Date: 25.10.2012 to 26.10.2012
Venue: Paris, France
Organised by: OECD Environment Policy Committee (EPOC)

The conference seeks to: identify the challenges of designing and implementing water policy reforms and strategies to address them; to gain a better understanding of how integrated water policy reforms can be implemented in specific contexts incorporating well-recognised principles of environmental policy (e.g. the polluter pays principle, removing environmentally harmful subsidies), a sound economic basis (e.g. sustainable cost recovery) and good governance; and to provide an opportunity for developing and developed countries to share experiences about past and on-going water policy reforms and to identify key factors for improving the prospects for success.

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