Sustainable Urban Water for Human Health and Well-being

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2023•08•20    18:00 - 19:00
    Online (CEST)

    This online session of World Water Week 2023 will explore the role of health-related multisectoral water management in strengthening economic and environmental resilience of societies, and facilitate dialogue between stakeholders towards improving water-related health and well-being in urban areas.

    The session will engage practitioners from public and private organisations, academia, and youth representatives to discuss:

    • Challenges and barriers to accelerating urban water quality
    • The role of entrepreneurship and youth participation in promoting innovative water management for health
    • Differential impacts of water quality and how they drive different but gender-appropriate WASH, health, and socioeconomic interventions to enhance well-being and minimise inequalities
    • Climate change related water insecurity and its impact on mental health and psychological well-being
    • Ways of developing a system to address vulnerabilities and inequalities

    For programme details, please visit the session page (session ID 11013).

    Participation & Registration

    The event will be held online on 20 August at 18:00-19:00 CEST (21 August 01:00-02:00 JST).
    To participate online, please register in advance.

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    The session will be held in English.


    The event is organised by UNU-IAS in partnership with the University of Tokyo; Toyama University; Stockholm Resilience Centre; the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES); the UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS); the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH); and the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).


    Since 1991, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has organised World Water Week, the leading conference on global water issues, ranging from food security and health, to agriculture, technology, biodiversity, and the climate crisis. World Water Week 2023 will be held in Stockholm, Sweden from 20–24 August under the theme “Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World”.

    For more information, please visit the conference website.