The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is the only intergovernmental programme of the UN system devoted to water research, water resources management, and education and capacity building.
Just to show that we scientists a) have a sense of humour, and b) can laugh at ourselves, here is one of my favourite lists, the Guide to Translating Scientific Papers Into Plain English.
Thus we are extremely excited about our recent and groundbreaking partnership with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to make crowdfunding a viable ally of world health and research.
It will come as news to no one that fewer women than men hold top positions at universities and research institutions, and that women are more likely to leave a career in research. This has been well documented, but concrete measures to counteract the phenomenon are still lacking.