Side-events

Within the framework of the UN-Water Summit on Groundwater 7-8 December 2022, a call for expressions of interest to hold Pre-Summit side events is now open. Pre-Summit side events will take place on 6 December 2022 at UNESCO HQ in Paris, France, the day before the Summit begins. All accepted side events will be held […]

Closing session

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The closing session will include: A joint statement prepared by the UN-Water Task Force, as a contribution to the UN 2023 Water Conference and beyond. High-level statements towards the UN 2023 Water Conference.

Innovation

This summit session will be about innovations in groundwater management.  The SDG6 Accelerator Framework defines innovation as: ‘New, smart practices and technologies will improve water resources management and service delivery’. During the session an overview of state of innovation related to groundwater will be presented, followed by a panel discussion and formulation of recommending actions. […]

Data & information

The SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework aims to deliver fast results at an increased scale. The UN system and its multi-stakeholder partners, driven by country demand and coordinating through UN-Water, will unify the international community’s support to countries for SDG 6. During this session, attention will be given to the accelerator of the SDG 6 […]

Finance

The SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework aims to deliver fast results at an increased scale. The UN system and its multi-stakeholder partners, driven by country demand and coordinating through UN-Water, will unify the international community’s support to countries for SDG 6. During this session, attention will be given to the accelerator of the SDG 6 […]

Governance

The SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework aims to deliver fast results at an increased scale. The UN system and its multi-stakeholder partners, driven by country demand and coordinating through UN-Water, will unify the international community’s support to countries for SDG 6. During this session, attention will be given to the accelerator of the SDG 6 […]

Opening ceremony

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Welcome addresses by the organizers and high-level speakers, followed up with the main findings from the UN World Water Development Report 2022.

Groundwater youth forum

Representatives of different youth organizations, in collaboration with the Groundwater Youth Network, will discuss youth engagement in groundwater governance as essential for achieving water security and the achievement of SDG 6.

Strengthening interface science-policy practice

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The use of scientific research and innovation to inform water policy development and the practical implementation of management solutions is essential. However, due to the diversity and complexity of environmental and societal problems, it is often challenging to identify the role of groundwater and adequately incorporate it in the management process. Moreover, policy makers, water […]

Transboundary aquifers

With the aim of improving coordination at all levels, this session will present the main results of the monitoring of SDG 6 Indicator 6.5.2 on water cooperation, success stories of cooperation with participation of Member States, and main messages from the second International Conference on Transboundary Aquifers (ISARM2021).