UNESCO International Water Conference: Leveraging intersectorality for sustainable water security and peace

The UNESCO International Water Conference aims to advance sustainable water security and peace by leveraging intersectoral management of water resources.

Looking from space, satellite imagery shows the abundant masses of water that characterize the Earth. Yet, less than 1% account for usable fresh water.

Almost all human activities depend on water, be it food production, energy generation, industry or even recreation. Water management and governance affect the health of humans and ecosystems, and reflect the conditions of gender equality, education and cultural diversity of a region. Water resources are critical to sustainable development and poverty reduction.

Once more, UNESCO brings together its actors and partners to share innovative solutions to contemporary challenges. Thanks to its experience and expertise in the fields of Education, Sciences (both natural, and social and human sciences), Culture and Communication, UNESCO contributes through holistic, sustainable approaches to resolve issues impacting the governance and management of water.

The UNESCO International Water Conference aims to advance sustainable water security and peace by leveraging intersectoral management of water resources.

Objectives of the conference:

- Bring everyone around the table to discuss intersectoral approaches to the governance and management of water resources.

- Launch a Call for Action to foster, embrace, and adopt intersectoral water management.

- Share good practices enabling participation, transparency and information-sharing.

- Give evidence of the importance of interdisciplinarity and the integration of sciences to support Member States in reaching the goals of the water-related international agendas.


Details

Type of Event Category 3- Non-governmental conference
Start 13.05.2019 08:00 local time
End 14.05.2019 14:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Responsible SC
Focal point Filali-Meknassi, Youssef
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125 avenue de suffren
Room Room I, Room II, Room IX, Room IV
Contact WaterConference2019@unesco.org
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 1000
Official Website Conference Website
Link 1 Water security
Link 2
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