Hydrological inputs for water-related SDGs implementation: 12th Kovacs colloquium

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 6-Expert Committee
Contact: 
b.avila@unesco.org

Every two years, the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) organise the Kovacs Colloquium, a series of international scientific meetings in the most challenging fields of water resources research. These meetings also commemorate the late George Kovacs, an established authority on hydrology, who served as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Council of IHP and as Secretary General and President of IAHS.
Call for posters is open until 1 May 2016. Young women scientists from Least Developed Countries are encouraged to participate.
This year, the Kovacs Colloquium will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, during the 22nd Session of the Intergovernmental Council of the IHP on 15 June 2016. It will comprise several invited lectures, a panel and a poster sessions on the role of hydrology and water resources, particularly on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Agreement of the COP-21.

The Colloquium will focus on the inputs for water-related SDGs implementation adopted by 193 Member States of the UN’s in September 2015. It will address methodological issues and challenges for SDGs implementation and monitoring using a set of global indicators, in particular, SDG 6 addressing water issues, and transversal and related SDGs such as end of poverty (SDG 1), food security (SGD 2), well-being (SDG 3), energy (SDG 7), disasters (SDG 11), climate change (SDG 13) and international cooperation (SDG 17).

All interested hydrologists, water resources professionals, scientists, policymakers and students are invited to participate in the poster session presenting hydrological inputs for water-related SDGs implementation: knowledge, data, indicators, tools & innovations. Proposals to enhance the exchange of knowledge between scientists, local communities and decision-makers to better respond to environmental changes, to improve water management resources and to contribute to SDGs monitoring and implementation are encouraged.