Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Water Future Conference // Towards a Sustainable Water Future, 24 - 27th September 2019 Bengaluru, India

The conference will focus on the current state of Global Water resource challenges, future pathways and scenarios, and different technological, institutional solutions to accelerate the implementation of water-related Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda targets without leaving no one behind.

Theme Water-Energy-Food

The thematic scope includes the following topics and subtopics

1. Nexus Indicators, thresholds and scenarios

  • Science and Data Need in achieving Water-Energy-Food Nexus Sustainability

2. Addressing water scarcity and extreme events following the water-energy-food nexus approach

  • Impacts of weather and climate extremes on the WEF security nexus" (eg drought impacts on hydropower/irrigation/urban supplies) mitigating drought and flood impacts through a Nexus approach" (resilience and Nexus)

3. Nexus Governance

  • Nexus governance, public and industry policies, ownership and incentives for cross-sectoral best practices
  • Nexus governance at the household level
  • A Science and Data Need in achieving Water-Energy-Food Nexus Sustainability
  • Need for Integrated Public Policy in addressing Nexus
  • Participatory Nexus oriented approaches

4. Case Studies of Nexus Solutions and Implementations

5. Trade-off analyses around the water-energy-food nexus and implications for the environment

More information

Other themes

  • Measure Sustainability in Water Space
  • Water Security Development-Leaving no one behind
  • Climate Change and Water
  • Water Quality
  • Groundwater in the Service of Mankind to Retain Resilience under Change
  • Resilience in the urban water system
  • Ecological Management of Water
  • Water Ethics
  • Water Governance
  • SDG implementation

Contact

Email: conferencebng@water-future.org

Website: https://www.waterfutureconference.org/

 

 

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