Sessions, Panels and Side Events

Side Event at the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development // UN-Water Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation (SDG 6)

To provide input to Member States on SDG 6, UN-Water produces the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation to be launched in June 2018. This side event at the ECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development will discuss the early signals emerging from the writing process of the report and will give participants the opportunity to discover the global status on SDG 6 based on new data and discuss challenges and opportunities for implementing SDG 6.


  • Alistair Rieu-Clarke, Legal Advisor at the Water Convention Secretariat, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  • Stefan Uhlenbrook, Coordinator and Director, UN World Water Assessment Programme of UNESCO
  • Isabella Pagotto, Senior Policy Advisor, Global Programme Water, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland
  • Lesha Witmer, Steering Committee Member, Women for Water Partnership
  • Carlos Carrion Crespo, Sectoral Specialist for public services and utilities, International Labour Office
  • Sara Traubel, Manager at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Where and when

1 March 2018

13:15 - 14:30 Room 15

International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)
17 rue de Varembé
CH - 1211 Genève 20

Further information here

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Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) 2019

Stockholm World Water Week 2019

In 2019, World Water Week will explore an inclusive approach. This week’s theme: “Water and society – including all” is recognizing that not everybody is impacted in the same way by too little, too much or too dirty water. Less obvious than last year, the Nexus approach will remain at the heart of the water debate, especially through the seminar topic "Addressing migration through regional integration and water security for all", that explicitly connects water, energy and food security as the...

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SWWW 2019 Seminar // Addressing Migration through Regional Integration and Water Security for All

Regional economic integration can foster transboundary water management as well as energy and food security. It also attracts investments that address infrastructure deficits, accelerates participation in global and regional value chains, and stimulates economic growth. All are important entry points for sustainable development. However, environmental and social co-benefits are typically not as well quantified as economic growth.

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Special Session at 38th IAHR World Congress // Sustainable Water Storage to Meet Water, Food, and Energy Development Goals

Storage to stabilize water availability is essential to sustain water, food and energy production, reduce hazards, and adapt to climate change. Regulation of water resources using dams and reservoirs played a major role in the socio-economic development of northern countries during the 20th century, but practices of the time often led to undesired environmental and social impacts. Thousands more dams and reservoirs are planned for construction in the next decades, mainly in Asia, Africa, and...

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