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WEBINAR: World Water Day – Leaving No One Behind
March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+1
This World Water Day is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind. Groups with not enough “voice” – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water and sanitation they need. Our speakers come from both academia and civil society to bring us a number of perspectives on this years important topic.
Participation is free and open to all. Audience questions are encouraged.
To register please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5320826334920420610
World Water Day is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Leaving no one behind’, adapts the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.
Panellist talks will include:
- Leaving No One Behind through law and policy reform
- Self-Sustaining Resource Circulated Sanitation: A Nature-Based Sanitation Solution toward Leaving No One Behind
- Promises, promises: But who does what on the ground?
- Leaving no one behind: Meaningful participation and indigenous peoples
List of Panellists:
- Amanda Loeffen, Director General, WaterLex
- Shervin Hashemi, Post-doctorate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University
- Alejandro Jimenez, Program Director for Content Development in Water Governance, Stockholm International Water Institute
- Lesha Witmer, Steering Committee Member Women for Water Partnership
Moderator: Scott McKenzie, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia
IWRA Webinars constitute an additional resource designed to help our members, academics, dedicated practitioners, and policy professionals further explore these and other timely themes engaging on fruitful discussions, also aligned with the international water agenda and in close collaboration with key partners.