UNESCO IHP program
Canadian Commission for UNESCO


Non-structural measures are an attractive alternative and addition to structural measures that may reduce the loss of life and property caused by water-related problems. The main objective of the workshop is to identify the role of non-structural measures in sustained set of actions that improve society’s capacity to, anticipate, mitigate, withstand and recover from water-related problems.


Over 50 participants representing 14 countries world-wide attended the workshop. There were 14 invited presentations from professionals around the world.  In addition to these presentations, there were break-out sessions with small groups of participants. Extensive discussion during the presentations and the break-out sessions resulted in a set of non-structural measures that could be adopted to solve water management problems.

National Water Research Institute

The University of Western Ontario
Faculty of Engineering


The Canadian Society for
Civil Engineering

International Association
for Hydrological Sciences