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UPCOMING IWRA WEBINAR on World Water Day - 22 March 2017 - Wastewater

Posted: 2017-03-08  Type: News


Learn about our upcoming webinar next Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, starting at 15:00 (Central European time)


Webinar: World Water Day - 22 March 2017 - Wastewater

Organizer: International Water Resources Association

Date and Time:
March 22: 15:00 (Central European), 14:00 (GMT), 23:00 (Tokyo), 9:00 (New York)

Moderator: Scott McKenzie, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Panel: Pritha Hariram (Manager, Water Supply & Sanitation Services, International Water Association) John Payne (Consultant, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, World Water Development Report), Gabriel Eckstein (Professor, Law Department, Texas A&M University), Matthijs Wessels (Junior Member, Scientific Programme Committee, World Water Week 2017), Hannah Leckie (Policy Analyst, Water Team, OECD).

Welcome to World Water Day 2017 - Wastewater. This webinar addresses this fascinating topic by bringing together IWRA and its members, leading academics, and policy specialists to discuss this year's fundamental theme. Main topics of this webinar include:

●     Launch of the 2017 World Water Development Report (WWDR) on 'Wastewater: The untapped resource', highlighting the linkages between wastewater and industry
●     Understanding the urban-rural relationship in water reuse for irrigated agriculture
●     Emerging threats posed by pharmaceuticals wastes and pollutants in the aquatic environment
●     Water utilities’ role in managing wastewater
●     Release of an upcoming OECD report on policy solutions to diffuse pollution sources in wastewater

World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22. It is a day to focus attention on the key importance of our planet's freshwater resources and to push for greater recognition of their sustainable management. Each year’s theme is proposed by UN-Water and is part of a broader campaign that highlights the complex role of water in our daily lives. World Water Day is a crucial opportunity to reflect and act.

This webinar is presented by the International Water Resources Association, and as each webinar, it features leading experts in the field, providing a synthesis of the critical facts and arguments needed to help the audience understand and discuss water policy.  It is designed to reach academics, dedicated practitioners, and policy professionals in a unique and informative way.

Recordings and presentations will be available at and IWRA’s YouTube channel.

Participation is free and open to all. Audience questions are encouraged.

Register now!

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