World Water Week
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Science faces practice: benefits and risks of wastewater use
Matching the specialists at each end of the pipe is the goal of this event. Wastewater and sanitation specialists and irrigation experts will discuss how to best handle sewage in agricultural settings by making it safe for use on the fields.
Opportunities and limits to water pollution regulations: Session II
Session II: Regulation under scientific uncertainty. The challenge of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). CECs (e.g., pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, personal-care products, nanomaterials) present water quality challenges with potentially serious threats to human health and ecosystems. This session explores policy responses given scientific advancement in identifying, monitoring, preventing and processing CECs.
The Freshwater Health Index: participate in a mini assesment
Sunday 16:00 - 16:45
Small groups will be guided through the Freshwater Health Index assessment process. Participants will be assigned a role representing a decision maker or stakeholder group involved water resource management and governance. Participants will review a baseline assessment, future scenarios, and then negotiate priorities for safeguarding and restoring their watersheds.
“Wastewater, the untapped resource”: UN World Water Development Report 2017
Sunday 17:00 - 17:45
The United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 (WWDR 2017) on ‘Wastewater, the untapped resource’ informs and raises awareness on the benefits arising from improved wastewater management in the context of a circular economy and the needed progress to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Using Earth Observations and Models for Improved Water Sustainability
Facilitating water sustainability requires accurate characterization and prediction of critical aspects of water suitability. By combining satellite data with regional monitoring capabilities we can produce benefits for all regions of the world. This session explores how we achieve this multiscale capability and dialogue.
Launch & invitation for contributions to new journal, Water Security
Tuesday 17:00 - 17:45
Opening with 2 presentations from leading scholars on: ‘Water Supply and Health’, and engage invited panelists and audience into a constructive discussion with strong interdisciplinary connections. Publish the outcomes from the Showcase in new journal Water Security in the form of a meeting report or review article.
MENA FOCUS: Adapting to climate change: assessment, vulnerability & action
Who and which areas will be most affected by Climate Change in the MENA region? How can we inform adaptation strategies and decision-making as well as the global negotiation process? We are bringing together regional stakeholders to address these questions in the side event.
Emerging pollutants in water reuse: Addressing knowledge and policy gaps
The event focuses on knowledge and policy gaps on emerging pollutants (pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors, etc.) in water and wastewater. Technical and policy approaches to managing emerging pollutants and reducing risks to human health and ecosystems will be discussed. Key UNESCO publications and da on the topic will be launched.
Reducing waste in efficient irrigation: What pathways and who gains?
This session explores emerging debates and policy interventions, mainly focusing on drip irrigation technology, aiming to deliver more efficient irrigation and free up water for other purposes. It highlights the traps, risks, and opportunities that face public authorities, regulators, investors and policy-makers, and discusses alternative ways forward.
Six critical components for SDG 6.3: Does your country count?
Achieving SDG 6 and target 6.3 will require fast and effective national policy adjustments and multi-sectoral decision making. This event will show national Governments and their partners how they may realign policy frameworks to accelerate progress against target 6.3 by collaborating around and building evidence for six policy-critical components.