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INWEB participated in the 1st Water Chair meeting, that was hosted by the UNESCO Chair on Water Resources Management and Culture, established in 2013 at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, Italy, will organize a  in Perugia, Italy, from 24 to 26 October 2016.
The aim of the meeting was:
a) To discuss and identify contributions of the Chairs to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, through independent but also joint projects;
b) To identify how the Chairs can increase their contribution to the implementation of the International Hydrological Programme for the current biennium (2016-2017) and the entire IHP-VIII phase (2014-2021);
c) To define mechanisms to increase the cooperation between regional/similarly-themed Chairs, e.g. initiating the establishment of an information sharing system among all Water Chairs.  
A further aim of the meeting was also to discuss and express opinions on the concept of the “New Humanism for the XXI Century” in Education, Culture and Science. In other words, interdisciplinarity as the factor to address many of the current issues, including the achievement of water security and peace.