Dear media representatives,
You are cordially invited to the launch of the new CSIR book, Governance as a Trialogue: Government-Society-Science in Transition, which addresses how trends leading to a worsening global water crisis can be reversed through good water governance. The book, published by Springer-Verlag and IWM, will be launched by the Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry, Ms Lindiwe Hendricks, at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, on 22 March 2007 - World Water Day.
The current Stockholm Water Prize Laureate and Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Water Resource Development, Professor Asit Biswas, will address delegates at the launch. Six CSIR researchers - Dr Anthony Turton, Hanlie Hattingh, Gillian Maree, Dr Dirk Roux, Dr Marius Claassen and Wilma Strydom - are the chief editors of the book. Five other international water experts, including Biswas and the Editor in Chief of Water Policy, Dr Jerome Delli Priscoli, were involved in the book's reviewing process.
According to The Global Water Partnership, the water crisis facing the world is in reality a crisis of governance. Although the concept of governance has received increased attention (globally) over the past two decades, failure to sufficiently "unpack" its meaning - locally and internationally - has contributed to water delivery failures. The book successfully "unpacks" the term governance.
DATE: Tuesday 22 March 2007
VENUE: Gallagher Estate, Midrand
TIME: 17:00 for 17:30
PROGRAMME OF LAUNCH
17:30 - Welcome
17:40 - Address (Professor Asit Biswas)
18:00 - Keynote Address (Ms Lindiwe Hendricks)
18:30 - Acknowledgements and closing
18:40 - Cocktail
Please let us know whether you'll attend the book launch.
RSVP: Tlhogi Mokhema, CSIR Communication
Tel: 012-841-3716 / Cell 083-5455-121