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UNU-EHS: Side Event at UN Water Conference

The UN 2023 Water Conference, co-hosted by Tajikistan and the Netherlands, will take place this year at UN Headquarters in New York from 22 to 24 March 2023.

Alongside the Conference, researchers of the Bonn-based Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) are organizing and participating a side event, which ist virtual and open to the public.

The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations and acts as a global think tank. The mission of Bonn-based UNU-EHS is to carry out cutting edge research on risks and adaptation related to environmental hazards and global change.


Side event:

Understanding recovery from water extremes: A multi-stakeholder dialogue

Thursday 23 March 3-4 p.m. CET (9-10 a.m. ET)

UNU-EHS researchers: Saskia Werners, Olasunkanmi Habeeb Okunola

As extreme events are projected to increase, people need the capacity to drive recovery towards resilient and sustainable futures. Moreover, extreme events disproportionately affect people in vulnerable situations, exacerbate poverty, and impact women, men and children differently. Bringing together water practitioners and experts, this session aims to share recovery experiences, and use this experience to shift the focus from passive coping to proactive adaptation, innovation and transformative recovery pathways towards accelerating the implementation of SDG6 and other water related SDGs. With the participants we will discuss recovery pathways from recent extreme flood events.

In particular, we will take stock of the summer 2021 floods in the Rhine-Meuse region in the Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, the 2021 floods in Lagos Nigeria, and the 2022 floods in Pakistan. During the event we will invite for exchange with other cases from the audience and consolidate our commitments to sustainable recovery from water related extreme events for the Water Action Agenda

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