Using wastewater efficiently to protect the environment and combat poverty

Convenor(s):
United Nations Environment Programme - Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities; United Nations University - Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources

Our event will highlight the value of wastewater as a resource for  food production (irrigation, fertilization), employment and electricity generation. It will also focus on the role of wastewater in implementing IWRM approaches in developing countries, as well as in contributing to the implementation of the SDG 6.

 

14:00 - Welcome Remarks

Daniel Nzuyko, Regional Coordinator of the IWRM AIO SIDS Project, UNOPS

14:02 - Poverty, SDGs and Wastewater

Stefan Uhlenbrook, WWAP

14:20 - Reducing poverty and improving sanitation by promoting treated wastewater reuse in Cabo Verde

Hercules Viera, CEO of ANAS on behalf of the IWRM AIO SIDS Project

14:30 - Reducing water abstraction and protecting vital groundwater resources by promoting wastewater reuse in Mauritius  

Lomush JUGGOO, Director of the Water Resources, Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities of Mauritius on behalf of the IWRM AIO SIDS Project

14:40 - Promoting sustainable wastewater management, the case of Georgia and Marocco 

Birguy Lamizana, Programme Officer in charge of the Global Wastewater Initiative, UNEP Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities

14:50 - Joining forces to promote wastewater reuse in agriculture

Marlos DeSouza, FAO 

15:00 - Education and Research in the field of wastewater reuse

Reza Ardakanian, UNU-Flores

15:10 - Panel discussion with questions and answers from the audience

Moderator: Daniel Nzuyko, Regional Coordinator of the IWRM AIO SIDS Project, UNOPS

Panelists:

· Stefan Uhlenbrook, Prof. Dr. Coordinator, United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)

 · Hercules Viera, CEO of the Water and Sanitation Agency in Cabo Verde 

 · Lomush Juggoo, Director of the Water Resources of Mauritius, Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities 

 · Birguy Lamizana, Programme Officer, Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA)

 · Marlos DeSouza, Secretary – Water Platform Land & Water Division Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

 · Reza Ardakanian, Director of the United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)

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