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Major Conference Organised by the Sustainable Water Future Programme Kicks Off

The Sustainable Water Future Programme (Water Future), a Global Research Project of Future Earth kicked off its inaugural international conference “Towards a Sustainable Water Future” in Bengaluru, India. This conference is hosted in partnership with Divecha Centre for Climate Change and hosted by the Indian Institute of Science, and will run from 24-27th September 2019.

The conference will address the current state of global water resource challenges, future pathways and scenarios, and different technological, institutional solutions to accelerate the implementation of water-related Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda targets with an aim of ‘leaving no one behind’. Around 700 participants all across the globe are expected to attend the conference thus giving a major opportunity for academics, water practitioners, policymakers, scientists, civil society and government officials to discuss the direction that the global science community should take in order to solve myriad of challenges affecting our water systems in real time, and develop new frontiers for innovative solutions. The conference will be a forerunner to a high-level political event called the Budapest Water Summit scheduled a month after this conference. The outcome of the conference is expected to be a valuable input to this summit in Budapest.

The themes of the conference encompass a wide range on the sustainability of water and are as follows:

  • Climate Change and Water
  • Ecological Management of Water
  • Groundwater in the Service of Mankind to Retain Resilience under Change
  • Measure Sustainability in Water Space
  • Resilience in the urban water system
  • SDG implementation
  • Water Ethics
  • Water Governance
  • Water Quality
  • Water Security Development-Leaving no one behind
  • Water –Energy Food Nexus

The detailed programme of the conference can be found here