UNESCO International Water Conference: Leveraging intersectorality for sustainable water security and peace

When :

from Monday 13 May, 2019
08:00
to Tuesday 14 May, 2019
14:00

Type of event :

Category 4- International Congress

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, Room IV, 125 avenue de suffren, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

WaterConference2019@unesco.org

The UNESCO International Water Conference aims to advance sustainable water security and peace by leveraging intersectoral management of water resources.

Looking from space, satellite imagery shows the abundant masses of water that characterize the Earth. Yet, less than 1% account for usable fresh water.

Almost all human activities depend on water, be it food production, energy generation, industry or even recreation. Water management and governance affect the health of humans and ecosystems, and reflect the conditions of gender equality, education and cultural diversity of a region. Water resources are critical to sustainable development and poverty reduction.

Once more, UNESCO brings together its actors and partners to share innovative solutions to contemporary challenges. Thanks to its experience and expertise in the fields of Education, Sciences (both natural, and social and human sciences), Culture and Communication, UNESCO contributes through holistic, sustainable approaches to resolve issues impacting the governance and management of water.

The UNESCO International Water Conference aims to advance sustainable water security and peace by leveraging intersectoral management of water resources.

Objectives of the conference:

- Bring everyone around the table to discuss intersectoral approaches to the governance and management of water resources.

- Launch a Call for Action to foster, embrace, and adopt intersectoral water management.

- Share good practices enabling participation, transparency and information-sharing.

- Give evidence of the importance of interdisciplinarity and the integration of sciences to support Member States in reaching the goals of the water-related international agendas.