20.03.2014 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Join the Online Live Lectures on World Water Day 2014: Interdependence of Energy Production and Water Management, 21 March 2014

UNESCO and University of Atmajaya will host a unique live online event on World Water 2014. This event is expected to attract students and teachers from many universities across the country and from the wider Asia region.

When? Friday, 21 March, 08:30 – 12:00 (Jakarta time)

Where? University of Atmajaya, Yustinus Building, 14th Floor or via live streaming: http://streaming.dikti.go.id/stream/

What?
World Water Day is about what you will do in 2014 and beyond to promote sustainable practices in the realm of water and energy. Water requires energy and energy requires water for their production, supply and management. Supplies are limited and demand is increasing. Saving energy are limited and demand is increasing. Saving energy is saving water. Saving water is saving energy. The ‘bottom billion’ urgently needs access to both water and sanitation services and electricity. Improving water and energy efficiency through innovative technologies, change of human behaviors is imperative as are coordinated, coherent and concerted policies towards water and energy sustainability.

Currently, 15 percent of global water withdrawal is used for energy production. This percentage is expected to increase by another 20 percent between now and 2035 as population growth, urbanization and changing consumption patterns, especially in China and India, drive up the demand for energy.

Watch the webcast LIVE the celebration of World Water Day live from the the UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan at http://videoportal.unu.edu/event/279

Lecture from the UNESCO’s Regional Science Bureau Director – Prof. Hubert Gijzen on Water and Energy.

In addition, there will be remarks from the Indonesia National Commission for UNESCO, the Ministry of Public of Works and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

During the event there will also be the official handing over of the World Water Report to the the Government of Indonesia

More information
Contact: Piska Aprilia, at p.aprilia(at)unesco.org or jakarta(at)unesco.org




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