Water reuse and resource recovery: Best practices, innovation and capacity development (UNESCO-IHP IIWQ Thematic Session)

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UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme, through its International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ), will convene a Thematic Session on “Water reuse and resource recovery: Best practices, innovation and capacity development” during the World Water Day 2017 global celebrations and the Global Launch of the UN World Water Development Report 2017 “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource”.

The session will showcase ‘real-life’ practices of water reuse and resource recovery from around the world. It will discuss the need to upscale good practices and innovations through knowledge sharing and dissemination, research promotion, capacity development and international scientific cooperation. Examples of business models and cases will be presented to demonstrate the potential role of the private sector and industry leaders in water recycling and reuse.

The discussion will further reflect on the role of water reuse in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (water, food, ecosystems, etc) and will explore policy options at the global, national and local (municipality) levels.

The session is linked with the United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 (WWDR2017) Chapter 16 “Water reuse and resource recovery” and Chapter 17 “Knowledge, innovation, research and capacity development”, led by UNESCO-IHP’s International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ).


Details

Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 22.03.2017 09:00 local time
End 22.03.2017 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Zandaryaa, Sarantuyaa
Organizer UNESCO-IHP, International Initiative on Water Quality, WWAP
Contact s.zandaryaa@unesco.org
Country South Africa
City Durban
Venue Nkosi Albert Luthuli International Conference Center, , Durban, South Africa
Street 45 Bram Fischer Rd
Room
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 100
Official Website World Water Day Summit & Expo
Link 1 Programme (pdf)
Link 2 International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
Link 3 Water Scarcity and Quality
Link 4 International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ)

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