Regional Launch Bonn

Presentation of WWDR 2017 in Bonn ©Björn Müller-Bohlen, FIW

Location: Bonn, Germany

Focal Point: Engin Koncagul

On 22nd of March 2017, World Water Day was also celebrated in Bonn. The event was organized jointly by the University Bonn, the City of Bonn, and the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change and the German Commission for UNESCO. 

The event was opened by welcome remarks of:

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Hoch, Rector of the University of Bonn
  • Dr. Lutz Möller, Deputy Secretary-General of the German Commission for UNESCO

The presentation of the WWDR 2017 was delivered by Mr. Engin Koncagul, senior Programme Specialist of the World Water Assessment Programme and editor of the World Water Development Report. Subsequently, a panel discussion moderated by Mr. Marianela Fader (International Centre for Water Research & Global Change) took place with:

  • Franz-Birger Marré, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Neven Subotic, Director of the Neven Subotic Foundation, Professional footballer of 1. FC Köln
  • A representative of the German Corporate Water Association.
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