Achieving water-related SDGs: Managing emerging pollutants (Sofa Session)
A global water quality challenge of increasing concern for human health and ecosystems in both developed and developing countries is a wide variety of emerging water pollutants (pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors, chemicals, etc.). These pollutants are not removed in conventional wastewater treatment facilities, nor regulated or monitored due to lack of knowledge and policies. Reduicng water pollution by emerging pollutants is required for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal on water (SDG 6) and other goals.
The session highlights the need for appropriate solutions to manage emerging pollutants by improving knowledge and collecting data on emerging pollutants, prioritizing pollutants of critical concern, and developing effective policies through both prevention and control approaches. It also shares the-state-of-the-art scientific and policy information on emerging pollutants, resulting from UNESCO Project on Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater Reuse in Developing Countries, implemented by UNESCO-IHP International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ).
- Mr Thierno Hamet Baba LY, Chairperson, Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO, and Secretary-General, Ministry of Water and Sanitation, Senegal
- Ms Sarantuyaa Zandaryaa, UNESCO International Hydrological Programme - Coordinator of IIWQ
Moderator: Eric Paglia
Session will be in English and French with no translation.
Livestreaming and VOD: UNESCO Sofa session - Achieving water-related SDGs: Managing emerging pollutantshttps://vimeo.com/siwi
This session will be livestreamed and available as VOD on: https://vimeo.com/siwi
UNESCO Project: Emerging Pollutants in Water and Wastewaterhttp://en.unesco.org/emergingpollutants
UNESCO-IHP International Initiaive on Water Quality (IIWQ)'s flagship project on Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater Reuse in Developing Countries, funded by Sweden
Pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment of the Baltic Sea region - A status reporthttp://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002478/247889E.pdf
UNESCO-HELCOM case study on a regional assessment of pharmaceauticals in wastewater, rivers and sea water in the Baltic Sea region.
Pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment of the Baltic Sea region - Key recommendations and datahttp://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002607/260743e.pdf
An infographic brochure with key recommendations and data of the UNESCO-HELCOM case study on a regional assessment of pharmaceauticals in wastewater, rivers and sea water in the Baltic Sea region.
UNESCO-IHP International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ)http://en.unesco.org/waterquality-iiwq
The UNESCO-IHP International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ) is an international scientific programme aimed at promoting scientific knowledge, innovative solutions and policies to address the global water quality challenge in support of sustainable development