31.10.2017 - Natural Sciences Sector

Knowledge Forum on Water Security and Climate Change:

WWAP Coordinator presenting the “Development of the SDG 6 Synthesis Report – Evidence-based knowledge synthesis to assist policy making effectively”

Achieving and maintaining water security is increasingly challenging under current climatic variability and projected climate change, especially in vulnerable areas such as mountainous and arid regions. Therefore, there is a need to identify pathways to integrate the science-based understanding of climate impacts on water security into mitigation and adaptation policies.

As a response, the Knowledge Forum on Water Security and Climate Change, organized by the International Hydrological Programme of UNESCO (UNESCO-IHP) in Paris on 18-20 October, has been designed to strengthen this process. The aim of this forum was to facilitate knowledge exchange and enhance collaboration between development countries (south-south cooperation), and to develop new projects.

The participants have been engaged in the crucial discussion of water security in contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and sustainable future more broadly. In this regard, in the session dedicated to Science contributions to the SDGs and the Paris Agreement, Stefan Uhlenbrook, Coordinator of the World Water Assessment Programme, presented a presentation entitled “Development of the SDG 6 Synthesis Report – Evidence-based knowledge synthesis to assist policy making effectively”.

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