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WATER-L is a mailing list for news and announcements related to the World Water Forum and water policy issues. Postings include water policy news, announcements of workshops/conferences, job listings, and information on new publications and online resources. Water-L is created by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), in collaboration with the Secretariat of the 5th World Water Forum and the World Water Council.



WATER-L is a peer-to-peer announcement list and any subscriber to WATER-L can post to this list and postings that fall within the list guidelines will be distributed to all other subscribers. This mailing list will facilitate the circulation of your government�s or organization�s announcements on water-related events, issues, and activities.


This is a moderated list and only announcements that satisfy the following guidelines will be distributed to the list:

a) All postings to WATER-L should be announcements appropriate for an international audience that have a "water" connection: i.e. water management, best practices in use of water, conservation, announcements or outcomes of water-related meetings or sessions/side events at water meetings;

b) No postings that are commercial in nature, personal statements, news stories, polemic statements or postings intended to create discussion will be cleared for distribution to the list;

c) Postings should include the internet address for large documents (URLs) rather than including attached files.


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Water-L News, which is delivered through the Water-L listserve, is a comprehensive water news resource, containing all the latest news, scientific research findings, opinion pieces and speeches on water. Water-L News is compiled by Richard Sherman.

  • Issue 1. 19 March � 12 April 2003: html; txt; pdf

  • Issue 2. 9 April � 3 May 2003: html; txt; pdf

  • Issue 3. 3 � 17 May 2003: html; txt; pdf

  • Issue 4. 20 May � 20 June 2003: html; txt; pdf

  • Issue 4 - Special Issue. 5 June 2003: html; txt; pdf

  • Issue 5. 20 June � 8 July 2003: html; txt; pdf

  • Issue 6. 8 - 27 July 2003: html; txt; pdf

  • Issue 7. 1 September - 2 October 2003: html; txt; pdf

  • Issue 8. 16 January - 20 February 2004: html; txt; pdf

  • Issue 9. 24 February - 16 March 2004: html; txt; pdf

Funding for the production of WATER-L (part of the IISD Reporting Services annual program) has been provided by The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Canada (through CIDA), the Swiss Agency for Environment, Forests and Landscape (SAEFL), the United Kingdom (through the Department for International Development - DFID), the European Commission (DG-ENV), the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Government of Germany (through German Federal Ministry of Environment - BMU, and the German Federal Ministry of Development Cooperation - BMZ). General Support for the Bulletin during 2003 is provided by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Environment of Finland, the Government of Australia, the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Environment of Norway, Swan International, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (through the Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute - GISPRI), and the Ministry for Environment of Iceland. If you like WATER-L News, please thank them for their support.