Second International Conference on Water, Megacities and Global Change
Organizing partners and sponsors
UNESCO Division of Water Sciences
UNESCO Division of Water Sciences holds the Secretariat of the conference and is the host partner of the event. The Division also holds the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Hydrological programme (IHP) which is the only intergovernmental programme of the United Nations system devoted to water research, water resources management, and education and capacity development. Its eighth phase (IHP-VIII, 2014-2021) is devoted to "Water security: Responses to local, regional and global challenges." Using an interdisciplinary approach, and with the contribution of the “UNESCO Water Family” representing over 3000 experts, it addresses among others the topics the adaptation to climate change impacts, the management and protection of groundwater resources and water resources management for human settlements of the future.
Association of Water Professionals, Researchers, Decision Makers and Elected Officials from the Paris Metropolitan Area. ARCEAU-IdF is a non-profit organization founded in April 2013 by several local communities and research laboratories from the Paris region. Its activity is mainly oriented towards the transfer of both scientific data and pioneering actions in the water sector. Unique in its structure, ARCEAU-IdF is a pluralist debate platform, connecting researchers, operators and elected officials.
SIAAP is the public service utility that cleans every day waste water every day from 9 million inhabitants of Ile de France, including also storm water and industrial waste water. SIAAP, with more than 1,700 agents, cleans 7d / 7, 24H / 24, almost 2.5 million m³ of water, transported by 440 km of main sewers and treated by its six waste water treatment plants. This has allowed to get to a large step forward in the Seine and the Marne river quality improvement.
Greater Paris Metropolis
The Greater Paris Metropolis is an administrative structure for cooperation covering the City of Paris and its nearest surrounding suburbs. The métropole came into existence right after EauMega 2015, on January 1st, 2016 and comprises 131 communes, covers 814 square kilometers and has a population of 7 million.