Stockholm International Water Institute / The Resilience Shift

Follow up on HLP 'Building a resilient future through water'

Thursday 30 August | 15.00-15.30 | Room: Exhibition Hall

Water is key to the success of all the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, and therefore essential for delivering on the 2030 Agenda that aims to transform our world into the future we want. It is also a key enabling factor for delivering on the other global agendas (Paris Climate Agreement, Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction, New Urban Agenda). To achieve this, a new way of managing water is needed, to make societies more resilient, sustainable and inclusive. Multi-stakeholder representatives of the water and development community presented an open letter to UN member state representations, UN agencies and other leading global organizations in the run up to the High Level Political Forum. This initiative, lead and coordinated by SIWI and key partners, aims to build a strong momentum back to back with the HLPF and World Water Week, leading towards a final document for the UN General Assembly that calls for action and illustrates means of how it can be achieved. This SIWI Sofa will present the key initiatives announced during the High Level Dialogue session on ‘Building a Resilient Future Through Water’ that will contribute to this momentum.