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Córdoba Workshop & Updated Schedule for the Next Scientific Decade

IAHS continues to search for a new topic for the Next Scientific Decade. The workshop held in Córdoba 1-3 February was engaging with almost 50 scientists from across the globe participating in intense discussions resulting in many different suggestions and ideas. The consolidated outcome document as well as an updated time-plan is now available on the IAHS website.  The discussions indicate that the 3rd decade will be solution oriented and will search to find a scientific basis for understanding and reducing the local effects from the rising global water crisis in the Anthropocene.

However, we still search to narrow the focus, if possible, and to find an inspiring, overarching and catchy name. Therefore, we would like to encourage all members to participate in our quick survey by answering 1-3 simple questions. Once you have read and had a chance to reflect upon the outcome document, please click below and answer (anonymously) the survey by 28 Feb at the latest: Click here for the survey


The Córdoba outcome document is a consolidation of the reflective and creative input by the IAHS community in: 

·        the Cordoba workshop (50 people) for three days,
·        online meetings (100 people) in three time-zones,
·        posts in a forum (40 comments) of the IAHS website.

Save the date – 29th April

The next step in the process will include a small team of 15 people who will draft a concept note, which will be available for commenting by mid-March and communicated at the UN Conference On Water in New York 22-24 March. A splinter meeting will be organised at EGU on Thursday 27 April, followed by a workshop to be held at Technical University of Wien on Saturday 29 April. 

Please register here for the workshop in Vienna on Saturday 29 April where we will discuss Actions and Leadership for the Next Scientific Decade (detailed agenda to follow at a later date). All completed registration forms must be sent to


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