Water reuse and resource recovery: Best practices, innovation and capacity development (UNESCO-IHP IIWQ Thematic Session)

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Where: 
South Africa, Durban
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
s.zandaryaa@unesco.org

UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme, through its International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ), will convene a Thematic Session on “Water reuse and resource recovery: Best practices, innovation and capacity development” during the World Water Day 2017 global celebrations and the Global Launch of the UN World Water Development Report 2017 “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource”.

The session will showcase ‘real-life’ practices of water reuse and resource recovery from around the world. It will discuss the need to upscale good practices and innovations through knowledge sharing and dissemination, research promotion, capacity development and international scientific cooperation. Examples of business models and cases will be presented to demonstrate the potential role of the private sector and industry leaders in water recycling and reuse.

The discussion will further reflect on the role of water reuse in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (water, food, ecosystems, etc) and will explore policy options at the global, national and local (municipality) levels.

The session is linked with the United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 (WWDR2017) Chapter 16 “Water reuse and resource recovery” and Chapter 17 “Knowledge, innovation, research and capacity development”, led by UNESCO-IHP’s International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ).