FREEWAT - FREE and open source software tools for WATer resource management

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 12:00pm to Friday, 30 September 2016 - 5:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
y.filali-meknassi@unesco.org

The Objectives of the international symposium are to discuss how using Information and Communication Technology Tools (ICT) in the water sector may help in reaching the SDG6 related targets with an emphasis on creating synergies with the EU HORIZON 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
The symposium will explore how UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme's (IHP) Hydro Open-source software Platform of Experts (HOPE) play a concrete role in achieving the SDGs by providing a free and open alternative to the commercially specialized engineering software in the field of hydrology such as Conjunctive Water Management etc.
The event will encourage linkages between Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all and SDG#8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all with a focus on fostering Innovative Job Creation and building the capacity of Young Water Professionals to facilitate improved adaptation to global change.