(September 16, 2020) Water and Heritage: Explained

ICOMOS, acronym of International Council on Monuments and Sites, is an international non-governmental organisation of heritage professionals engaged in the conservation of places of cultural value and dedicated to the conservation of the world’s historic monuments and sites. ICOMOS was founded in 1965 following the adoption of the International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites – generally referred to as The Venice Charter (1964).

The webinar ‘Water and Heritage: Explained’ (September 16, 2020) was the first in a series of webinars aiming to  encourage national working groups to be initiated with the longer-term objective to mobilize support to have Water and Heritage discussed at the UN International Water conference to be held in New York in 2023, see the Chair’s Statement of the symposium ‘Water and Culture’ held on February 3 in Tokyo.

Following are the recordings of the various sessions from the webinar, and an introduction to the Water and Heritage programme, by Henk van Schaik (Water and Heritage Envoy, ICOMOS):


Introduction: Water and Heritage (Henk van Schaik)


Bridging the divide between Water Mngmnt and Cultural Heritage sectors (Sir Diederik Six, ICOMOS NL)


Protecting Deltas: Heritage Helps


Growing International Interest in Water and Heritage (Henk van Schaik, ICOMOS Netherlands)


The International Scientific Committee on Water and Heritage (Tino Mager and Ian Travers)


Adaptive Strategies for Water and Heritage: Past, Present and Future (Carola Hein, TU Delft)
Water and Heritage: A Japanese Perspective (Toshoyuki Kono, ICOMOS Japan)

Water and Heritage Initiatives: US ICOMOS (Meisha Hunter)
Water and Heritage Initiatives: India (Nupur Prothi Khanna, ICOMOS India)
Relationship between ISCWH and other ICOMOS Scientific Committees (Steve Brown)


The webinar series is supported by:

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