About the Water Research Network (WRN)
The Water Research Network database is a collaborative effort, run by
University of Bergen, Norway and sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council and
the Government of the Netherlands. The database has been operating since late October 2001.
The database is useful for researchers and students from all kind of
disciplines and from all over the world - dealing with the role of fresh
water in history and development. It should help people in different
countries, in different institutions and in different disciplines to come
in contact with each other, and it should also - as the database develops -
encourage cumulative reasearch.
The database is a tool in the process of making a multi-volume
book-series entitled "History of Water and Civilitazion", initiated by
UNESCO. The work will be carried out by UNESCO in cooperation with the
International Water History Association, and will take many years to
finish. The database is thought to help the editors to identify potential
contributors for the different topics of this multi-volume series. The
support of the Government of the Netherlands is intended to make this
The Water Research Network database will also be an important tool in the
work of the Research and Ethical Network Embracing Water (RENEW), a worldwide
research and education network connected to the World Comission on the
Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST), UNESCO. The
database should support the dissemination of research on water and ethics,
and is therefore supported by the Scandinavian/Baltic node for research and
education on water and ethics.
The structure of the database is built around research projects and
literature connected to thematic keywords, countries of research, watersheds,
researchers and institutions. You may add information to the database or
make changes in your registration data at any time. The database is updated and the new
information is available for all users as soon as changes are submited.