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Final Conference

ACQWA Final Conference

The ACQWA final science conference will take place at the headquarters of the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 4, 2013.

This will be a one-day event that will then be followed by a visit to the Swiss part of the Rhone Valley where a number of ACQWA case studies have taken place. We would like to encourage you, despite your inevitable heavy schedules, to take the extra time on September 5 to travel to the Canton of Valais and enjoy the science, the views and the food and wine that will be available! A half-day science+stakeholder meeting will be held with Valais authorities on September 6, which you are also welcome to attend even if this is not so “mandatory” for those of you who have not been involved directly with Rhone/Valais case studies in ACQWA.

A full program will be available in early August, as well as information on the venue, but in the meantime please reserve the dates – September 4 in Geneva and September 5 in Valais – for this final science plenary event (please aim on arriving the day before and leaving at the earliest on September 6!).

Download final program 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Please use the following link to register: http://acqwa.ezregister.com . In order to facilitate our organitation of the September 4 meeting, we ask you to register by mid-August.

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration fees for the ACQWA Final Conference will be 200 Euros per person. This fee includes access to the WMO conference facilities, all conference documentation,  coffee and lunch breaks (sandwich lunch), the evening ice-breaker/cocktail, and a copy of the ACQWA Final Report.

For those of you registering for the excursion to Valais, we ask for a contribution of 50 Euros to help cover transportation costs.

Registration fees (200 Euros or 250 Swiss Francs for the final conference on September 4; and for those travelling to Valais on September 5: 50 Euros or 75 Swiss Francs) will be collected upon arrival at the ACQWA desk in the WMO building.

HOTELS

The Geneva Convention Bureau has set aside a number of rooms at preferential rates for the ACQWA participants. These are listed below, and rooms will be released on a “first-come, first-served” basis up to one month prior to the meeting. In order to benefit from these rates, please mention the following reservation code which will enable you to benefit from the convention rates listed below: A-ACQ0913KP. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT, IN ORDER TO BENEFIT FROM THE SPECIAL RATE, YOU WILL NEED TO RESERVE YOUR ACCOMMODATION BY END-JULY AT THE LATEST.

Hotels Number of rooms blocked for ACQWA Single room price (CHF) Breakfast included Contact address for reservations
Drake 3* 15 185.00 Yes 32, rue Rothschild, 1202 Geneva
Tel.: +41 (0) 22 716 48 48
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Internet: http://www.hdlge.ch/en/index.html
Mon Repos 3* 10 190.00 Yes 131, rue de Lausanne, 1202 Geneva
Tel.: +41 (0) 22 909 39 09
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Internet: http://www.hotelmonrepos.ch/en/
Warwick 4* 50 254.00 Yes 14, rue de Lausanne, 1201 Geneva
Tel.: +41 (0) 22 716 80 00
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Internet: http://www.warwickgeneva.com/
Royal Manotel 4* 30 290.00 No + CHF 30.- 41, rue de Lausanne, 1201 Geneva
Tel.: +41 (0) 22 906 14 14
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Internet: http://www.manotel.com/royal/en/
Auteuil Manotel 4* 10 280.00 No + CHF 30.- 33, rue de Lausanne, 1201 Geneva
Tel.: +41 (0) 22 544 22 22
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Internet: http ://www.manotel.com/auteuil/en/

All the hotels listed above are located close to the main railway station, the Lake of Geneva, and the WMO building.

There are numerous other possibilities for accommodation, however, and you may wish to use the Geneva Tourist Office on-line hotel-reservation website: http://www.geneve-tourisme.ch/en/accommodation/