Faculty scientists at UN Water Conference

News - 16 March 2023 - Communication BK

Following World Water Day, there is a United Nations international conference on water in the week of March 20-24. This UN Water Conference is about accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis. Scientists and stakeholders from around the world come together at the UN Water Conference to share their knowledge. There are also several contributions from TU Delft and our faculty.

Water and Heritage with Carola Hein

Connecting the Past with the Present and the Future as side event for UN Water conference 2023. With growing water challenges due to climate change, water managers need to find new ways for living with water, creating a dilemma between preserving and protecting heritage with the need for developing new solutions. One of the side events of the UN Water Conference is “Water and Heritage: Connecting Past, Present and Future” by Carola Hein aims to enhance the public and professional awareness and reinforce the integration between water and heritage. This side event will take place on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 March 2023

Water4Change with Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin

Co-designing water sensitivity for fast-growing secondary cities: cross-sectoral relational dynamics and pathways for socio-ecological transitions.

This event aims to foster discussions on societal transitions needed to incrementally achieve water sensitivity – responsive to on-ground hydro-cultural practices, governance capacities, and the optimal use of existing technologies.

The event will discuss a knowledge framework and fit-for-purpose guidelines for co-designing water sensitivity in secondary cities in India: the cross-sectoral dynamic interdependencies, opportunities and barriers for sustainability transitions in the urban water sector. They will present site-, context-, culture-specific pathways and strategies to accelerate transitions in three secondary cities in India. The cities are (1) capital hinterland (Bhopal), (2) arid City (Bhuj), and (3) coastal City (Kozhikode). These are facing uneven distribution of water pollution, water scarcity, and flooding. Invited speakers will discuss the findings co-produced with local stakeholders at various levels, reflecting on conditions for knowledge transfer and uptake in similar complex and highly dynamic (post-colonial) geographies.  

The event is organized by the NWO-DST Water4Change (W4C) Research Programme, co-funded by NWO and the Indian Government Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the Cooperation India – the Netherlands programme on Water. You can join the online event on 18 March, 14:30—15:30 CET / 09:30—10:30 EST. Lead organizer: Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin. Click here for the zoomlink.

More information

Check out the entire program and more information about the UN Water Conference here.