Over 25 years of FRIEND-Water: An overview

Henny A.J. Van Lanen, Siegfried Demuth, Trevor Daniell, David M. Hannah, Gregor Laaha, Gil Mahe, Lena M. Tallaksen

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FRIEND-Water has been a flagship programme of the UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP) for more than 25 years. This network has delivered outstanding scientific value (research papers, conferences) and made significant contributions to international cooperation in the water sciences and associated water resources management, an objective at the core of the IHP and UNESCO mandate. An overview of major activities and outcomes from this cross-cutting programme is provided, including database progress, enhanced scientific understanding of hydrological processes across scales, development of analytical tools, education, capacity building, dissemination and cooperation with other networks. The programme is not only a network of scientists; it is also aims to be a network of several databases and institutions. Ongoing and future activities of the FRIEND-Water network are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHydrology in a Changing World
Subtitle of host publicationEnvironmental and Human Dimensions - Proceedings of FRIEND-Water 2014
EditorsEric Servat, Jean-Emmanuel Paturel, Alain Dezetter, Gregor Laaha, Jean-Francois Boyer, Denis Ruelland, Siegfried Demuth, Gil Mahe, Trevor M. Daniell, Henny A. J. van Lanen
PublisherCopernicus GmbH
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781907161414
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event7th World Flow Regimes from International and Experimental Network Data-Water Conference, FRIEND-Water 2014 - Montpellier, France
Duration: 7 Oct 201410 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameIAHS-AISH Proceedings and Reports
ISSN (Print)0144-7815


Conference7th World Flow Regimes from International and Experimental Network Data-Water Conference, FRIEND-Water 2014


  • Capacity building
  • Databases
  • Dissemination
  • Education
  • Flow regimes
  • Hydro-extremes
  • International cooperation
  • Regional hydrology
  • Water resources


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