World Water Day 2015: Water and Sustainable Development

Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. Under the theme ‘Water and Sustainable Development’, the year 2015 provides an important opportunity to consolidate and build upon the previous World Water Days to highlight water's role in the sustainable development agenda.


UN-Water supports the World Water Day campaign and sets the theme each year. At the World Water Week 2014, UN-Water presents the plan for the World Water Day 2015 campaign, which is coordinated by UNDP with the support of WWAP, UNESCO, HABITAT, UNEP, The World Bank and UN-DESA.


Participants will get an opportunity to learn more about the theme of World Water Day, get the latest update on how the international community perceives water's role in the post-2015 framework and will be invited to get involved in the campaign. In addition, participants will also discover the logo of the World Water Day 2015.

09:00     Welcome and Opening Remarks
             Dr. Joakim Harlin, UNDP

09:15     World Water Day: The 2015 Campaign
             Ms. Daniella Boström, UN-Water

09:50     Zaragoza Conference: Kick-Starting the Dialogue – From Vision to Action
             Ms. Josefina Maetsu, UN-Water DPAC

10:10    Reaching the Regional and National Levels
            Mr. Steven Downey, GWP


10:30    Coffee Break    


11:00    Building Capacity for Sustainable Development
Themba Gumbo, Cap-Net UNDP

11:20   2005-2015 Water for Life Decade, What Did We Learn?
           Mr. Jens Liebe, UN-Water Decade Programme for Capacity Development

11:40   World Water Day: The 2015 Campaign and the 2015 Development Agenda
Dr. Joakim Harlin, UNDP

12:00     Plenary Discussion: Dialogue on Collaboration for Maximum Impact 

Moderatior: Ms. Daniella Bostrom, UN-Water


12:25    Closing Remarks
            Dr. Joakim Harlin, UNDP

12:30    Close of Seminar


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