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Call for Abstracts for 5th Delft Symposium extended

The Deadline for the Call for Abstracts for the 5th Delft Symposium (29-31 May 2013) on Water Sector Capacity Development has been extended to 4 January 2013.

Climate change, rising demands for water and increasing pollution of sources may lead to ever more insecure water resources, threatening sustainable economic development. These trends are aggravated by poor water resources management due to weak human, organisational and/or institutional capacity to address these threatening challenges.

In the face of rising challenges for, and mixed experiences with, water sector capacity development, the 5th Delft Symposium will address: Who is taking the lead in knowledge and capacity development across sectors, disciplines and other boundaries so it can be leveraged to become more effective and efficient?

Abstracts are invited of high-quality papers with particular attention to the focus of the Symposium on leadership.

In addition to submissions of abstracts (max. 500 words) by academics, they especially encourage submissions from practitioners, professionals and policy makers who can speak to the effectiveness and efficiency of capacity development in the water sector. Papers reporting original findings in relation to the identified themes are particularly welcome.

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