UNU-IAS will organise an online side event of the UN Water Conference 2023 to be held 22–24 March 2023 in New York.
Under the theme “Valuing Urban Water in Asia for Achieving Sustainable Development” this session will explore water valuation for the purpose of water quality assessment, projection, and disclosure, and the need for awareness raising and green investment. It will focus on cities in developing countries in Asia where rapid urbanisation has increased the need to address water related issues, such as clean water provision, sanitation, and water-related disaster management.
Bringing together academia, governmental institutions, and other stakeholders, this cross-disciplinary session will also discuss the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, a UN initiative to accelerate efforts towards meeting water-related challenges. A panel discussion will highlight opportunities to strengthen the capacities of national and local stakeholders for cross-sectoral cooperation and closer collaboration between the UN, academia, and civil society.
The event is organised by UNU-IAS in partnership with the UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS); the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES); the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ); the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan (IGES); the Institute for Future Initiatives of the University of Tokyo; and Future Earth.
To participate online, please register in advance. Please note that this event will start at 2:00 am local time (EDT) in New York.
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This event will be held in English.
15:10–15:20 Managing and Valuing Urban Water in Mongolia
15:20–15:30 Pluralism in Valuing Water: Implications for Achieving Water Security in the Asian Context
15:30–16:05 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Marcin Jarzebski (Research Fellow and Academic Associate, UNU-IAS)
15:30–16:00 Parallel Interactive Session
A parallel session with the audience will be held during the panel discussion. Participants are encouraged to share their ideas on an interactive board.
16:05–16:10 Summary of the Interactive Session