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Forum of International Water Organizations Global Water Security Declaration
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On September 9, 2013 the representatives of seven associations dealing with different aspects of water issues held a meeting in Chengdu, China to discuss ways to collaborate on ways to enhance water security around the world.  The seven associations represented in the meeting were:

International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD)
International Water Resources Association (IWRA)
International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID)
World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE)
World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER)
At the conclusion of the meeting the Presidents of these seven associations signed a Declaration on Water Security, stating the goals of their collaboration. Those at the meeting agreed to continue collaborating as a working group towards the goals of the water security declaration.

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