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IFNet Newsletter Vol. 13
March 28.2003 / IFNet secretariat
Thank you very much for attending the "Flood Days" (March 18 and 19, 2003, at Kyoto International Conference Hall) of the 3rd World Water Forum. International Flood Network (IFNet) was established at the Wrap up Plenary of "Flood Days". We hope you join IFNet's activities more actively hereafter.
1. Opening Plenary of Flood Days
2. Wrap up Plenary of Flood Days: Establishment of IFNet
3. Articles about IFNet

1. Opening Plenary of Flood Day
The Opening Plenary was held at the Main Hall from 10:00 to 12:00, March 18, 2003. There were four keynote speeches from Prof. Godwin Obasi, Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization, Hon. Minister Roberto White, Minister for Public Works and Housing, Mozambique, Ms. Melanie H. Schultz, Vice-Minister for Transport, Public Works and Water Management, The Netherlands, and Lieutenant General Robert B. Flowers, Commander and Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Koki Chuma, Senior Vice-Minister for Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Japan made a closing speech of this Plenary.

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2. Wrap up Plenary of Flood Days: Establishment of IFNet
After the Special Lecture from Mr. Hiroyoshi Shiigai, President, Japan River Association, Mr. Ryosuke Kikuchi, Director General, "Water in Rivers" Secretariat made the Declaration of the Establishment of International Flood Network

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3. Articles about IFNet
There were many newspaper articles regarding establishment of IFNet.
Please see our website (Japanese only).

Issued by IFNet Secretariat ("Water in Rivers" Secretariat)
e-mail: waterinrivers@idi.or.jp


If you want to join IFNet, please download the application form from our website.

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