Message from the Chairman – AIDA event at the World Water Week (Stockholm, 26-31 August 2012)

I am proud to announce that AIDA has secured a slot in the programme of this year’s edition of the World Water Week, which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, 26-31 August 2012. In keeping with the over-arching Water and Food Security theme of this year’s edition of the Week, AIDA will conduct a “side-event” on Water for food security: what role for water law?. I am equally proud to report that the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has agreed to lend moral and financial support, and to co-convene the event with AIDA.

The AIDA side-event has been scheduled on 28 August 2012, from 17:45 to 18:45 hrs., and will take place in room T3 of the Conference Centre where the Week will unfold. It will feature a presentation to be prepared and delivered jointly by your Chairman, and by AIDA member Mr. Stephen Hogdson, followed by a debate and engagement with the audience. The programme and other details of the Week can be found in the Second Announcement, which can be downloaded at . In particular, the AIDA/IFAD side event can be found on p.29.

I remind you that early bird registration for the Week, at discounted rates, closes on 30 June.

If any of you has made plans to attend the World Water Week, make sure you mark the date, time and location of the AIDA/IFAD side event, and do not miss it!

Stefano Burchi

Chairman of the Executive Council