The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Approaching the SDGs through Innovation in Water Management

UNEP-DHI Partnership in collaboration with THE ACADEMY is launching a series of webinars focusing on innovative approaches in water management relevant to closing the gap on targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and specifically the SDG6 on Water and Sanitation.

This session will focus on the role the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will play in shaping water management practices in the decades to come. Presenters will introduce targets (and proposed indicators) under the Water and Sanitation Goal 6, and will reflect on the interlinkages between Goal 6 and other SDGs. In addition, this session will address the means of implementation, including data collection and capacity building needs in countries. The concluding presentation will have a closer look at the regional processes, through the example of The African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) Monitoring and Reporting System for the Water Sector in Africa.

When: 18 May, 2016; 15:00 CEST
Where: Webinar (online)
How to Register: Click here to register.

These Water Webinar series are targeted at water practitioners of all levels, including policy-makers, technical staff and water educators. The aim of these series of is to give an insight to the role that innovative approaches can play in supporting the achievement of SDGs in a number of ways, underlining the need for, and opportunities in integrated approaches to water management.

Throughout the series, the presenters will address a broad range of aspects – from water education, to emerging possibilities in water data collection, to technical tools and planning with nature. Topics of the upcoming sessions will, amongst others, cover using Earth Observations for improved water data, Serious Games in water education, modelling tools for managing floods and droughts, tools for development of Smart Cities, and Green infrastructure solutions for climate change adaptation.

Water Webinar series are implemented in cooperation between the UNEP-DHI Partnership and THE ACADEMY.

More information about this and other webinars in the series, as well as links to registration and post-session recordings, can be found on UNEP-DHI’s website at