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IFNet Newsletter Vol.4
September 27.2002 / IFNet secretariat

- Toward Establishment of IFNet -
1. IFNet Pre-meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa
2. Introduction to IFNet at International Symposium on Flood Defense in Beijing

1. IFNet Pre-meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa
IFNet Pre- meeting was held in Johannesburg, South Africa during the period of World Summit on Sustainable Development. Plan for Kyoto and schedule during WWF3 were confirmed among participants on the basis of the result of 1st Preparatory Meeting in the Hague, the Netherlands in May 2002. The following topics were also discussed in this meeting; objectives, organization, funding rules and principles. These topics will be continued to discuss on the 2nd Preparatory Meeting held in Kyoto in November 2002. Activities toward establishment of IFNet were also introduced to the participants of the summit through distributing brochures and CD-ROMs in Water Dome. In this booth, IFNet was paid considerable attention to by many participants, as well as in Stockholm Water Symposium.

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2. Introduction to IFNet at International Symposium on Flood Defense in Beijing
Second International Symposium on Flood Defense was held in Beijing, China from 10 to 14 September. Better understanding on flooding was focused on and discussed actively from the view point of state-of-the-art flood studies, environmental problems, climate change, and engineering and non-engineering strategies of flood control. We introduced the idea of establishing network, such as background, objectives, activities participation etc., to the participants of the Symposium through distributing brochures and CD-ROMs, and appealing panel display. IFNet was paid considerable attention from the participants because most of them are from the organization in charge of flood control and university and institute which implement flood studies.



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