The UN 2023 Water Conference – formally known as the 2023 Conference for the Midterm Comprehensive Review of Implementation of the UN Decade for Action on Water and Sanitation (2018-2028) – will take place at UN Headquarters in New York, 22-24 March 2023, co-hosted by Tajikistan and the Netherlands.
The conference will include an opening and closing session, six plenary sessions, and five interactive dialogues, as well as side events organized by participants. It will result in a summary of proceedings from the UNGA President that will feed into the 2023 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
Our coordinator BIOAZUL will participate in two of the side events of the UN Water Conference where Antonia Lorenzo will present the BONEX project and the work carried out in the WEFE nexus. One of this events is the Climate Resilience and Water- Smart Society organized by Water Europe and the other on is Water for climate: the perspective of the EU Climate Pact, and event organized by EU Climate Pact ambassadors & the Foundation on Low Carbon Economy.
The objective of Climate Resilience and Water- Smart Society side event is to highlight the urge for key stakeholders such as SMEs, utilities, industry, and governments to take actions in accelerating the deployment of circular processes while extracting values for the benefits of our rural and urban communities. One must value water of its own activities and exploit the value embedded in wastewater. Resource recovery, water reuse and energy saving are connected, then relevant stakeholders need to use systemic approach, leaving no one behind. Water Europe and Ragn-Sells in partnership with the Consulate of Sweden in New York, Bioazul, Suez and Xylem will invite stakeholders to discuss the needed actions to deploy circular solutions for climate resilience and their benefits in line with the 2030 Agenda.
This session Water for climate: the perspective of the EU Climate Pact will especially contribute to the Interactive Dialogue 3: ‘Water for Climate, Resilience and the Environment’. This event will include presentations by three European Climate Pact Ambassadors and a young activist, followed by a debate.