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The UN 2023 Water Conference – formally known as the 2023 Conference for the Midterm Comprehensive Review of Implementation of the UN Decade for Action on Water and Sanitation (2018-2028) – will take place at UN Headquarters in New York, 22-24 March 2023, co-hosted by Tajikistan and the Netherlands.

The conference will include an opening and closing session, six plenary sessions, and five interactive dialogues, as well as side events organized by participants. It will result in a summary of proceedings from the UNGA President that will feed into the 2023 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

  • More information about the UN 2023 Water Conference is found here.
  • Sign up for a periodic newsletter about the Conference here.

In support of the preparations for the UN 2023 Water Conference, UN DESA with the support of UN-Water, has developed a Technical Advice on the possible themes for the interactive dialogues of the Conference. The document may be found here.

SIDE EVENTS

BIOAZUL will attend two side events of the UN 2023 Water Conference:

Climate Resilience and Water- Smart Society – Water Europe / 22 March 2023 / 12.30-14.30 EST

Climate Resilience cannot be achieved without considering the Value of Water. Ensuring sustainable management of water and sanitation for all is directly linked to climate resilience and our capacity to build Water-Smart Societies.

The World Economic Forum identifies as top risks for our societies the failure of climatechange mitigation and adaptation as well as natural resource crises. We need all together to embrace our societal responsibility and accelerate a paradigm shift towards circular and resilient approaches, processes, and methods.

The objective of this side event is to highlight the urge for key stakeholders such as SMEs, utilities, industry, and governments to take actions in accelerating the deployment of circular processes while extracting values for the benefits of our rural and urban communities.

One must value water of its own activities and exploit the value embedded in wastewater. Resource recovery, water reuse and energy saving are connected, then relevant stakeholders need to use systemic approach, leaving no one behind.

By taking examples from the European Research and Innovation programme and some flagship solutions from the European market, this event will demonstrate how the local partners can act locally and globally to impact and accelerate the implementation of key solutions.

Water Europe and Ragn-Sells in partnership with the Consulate of Sweden in New York, Bioazul, Suez and Xylem will invite stakeholders to discuss the needed actions to deploy circular solutions for climate resilience and their benefits in line with the 2030 Agenda.

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Water for climate: the perspective of the EU Climate Pact / 23 March 2023 / 9 am EST

Organized by EU Climate Pact ambassadors & the Foundation on Low Carbon Economy

Panelists:

  • The IPCC work on water by Elena Lopez Gunn (EU Climate Pact Ambassador, Founder of I-Catalist, member of European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change, Lead Author IPCC Chapter 4 of WGII).
  • The EU approach to water by Dr. Carmen Marques Ruiz (EU Climate Pact Ambassador and former EU official in charge of EU water diplomacy)
  • Water and the private sector by Antonia Lorenzo (EU Climate Pact Ambassador, Founder and CEO BIOAZUL)
  • Water and youth by Carmen Anahí Lopez del Valle García (young climate activist linked to the EU Climate Pact)

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