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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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

E-learning Course // Solar Powered Irrigation Systems

The GIZ Powering Agriculture Team has supported University Ostfalia to develop an e-learning course on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems. The course will be entirely online and look at sustainable water management, solar pumping essentials, planning and implementation, and operation and maintenance. E-tutors will support the students throughout the course.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

IAMG2019 // 20th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences

The conference will cover the usual topics in geo-mathematics, geostatistics, and geomodeling but in particular will bring to fore geomodeling issues at the intersection of food, water, and energy. The challenge of meeting the increased demand for food, water, and energy and the resultant stress on our geo-sphere is broadly accepted as one of the major scientific challenges facing mankind. The feedback processes intrinsic to this tri-partite cycle are best-studied using sophisticated...

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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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