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IFNet Newsletter Vol. 3
Aug 26.2002 / IFNet secretariat

- Toward Establishment of IFNet -
1. IFNet Preparatory Unit Established
2. Presentation on Swedenfs World Water Week
3. Introduction to IFNet at Pre-Forum in Toyama, Japan

1. IFNet Preparatory Unit Established
IFNet Preparatory Unit was set up in gWater in Riversh Secretariat toward establishment of IFNet on March 2003. The Unit will promote the activities of introduction to IFNet in meetings and events related flood.

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2. Presentation on Swedenfs World Water Week
During Swedenfs World Water Week, the 12th Stockholm World Water Symposium was held in Stockholm from 11 to 17 August. Main theme of the 2002 Symposium is to balance competing water uses, as well as addressing such issues as water resources management, poverty alleviation, and environment and development. Many aspects of issues related water including flood are discussed in the Symposium. The contents of IFNet, background, objectives, activities, participation in the Network were explained to the participants by appealing poster display and distributing brochures, CDs and so on. In this Symposium, IFNet was paid considerable attention to by many participants because Europe and Asia were suffered from floods during the Week.



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3. Introduction to IFNet at Pre-Forum in Toyama, Japan
In 19 and 20 of August, a Forum regarding Groundwater was held as Pre World Water Forum, in Toyama where large scale of groundwater is used. It was good opportunity to spread IFNet activities to wide range of people such as the scalars, university students, and citizensf organizations through distributing brochures, posters, CDs and so on. Especially, after a presentation about flood, there were many participants who were interested in IFNet, which focus on the floods, and read the brochures carefully.



" Please give us your information regarding floods in Europe and Asia. "

Issued by IFNet Preparatory Unit, "Water in Rivers"
Secretariat e-mail: waterinrivers@idi.or.jp

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