“Climate Action for Improved Water Resources Management” UN-Water Side Event at COP23

  • DATE / TIME:
    2017/11/10    18:30 - 20:00

    Co-organised by the following UN Water Members: FAO, GWP UNECE, UNESCO-IHP, and UNU-FLORES

    Introduction by Mr. Torgny Holmgren (SIWI Executive Director (Moderator))
    Welcome Video Message from Mr. Gilbert F. Houngbo (UN-Water Chair)


    • Ms. Safaa Bahije (Head of Cooperation and Communication Division, Secretary of State in Charge of Water, Kingdom of Morocco)

    Panel Speakers

    • Mr. Alex Simalabwi (Global Water Partnership)
    • Mr. Jorge Cifuentes (University of San Carlos of Guatemala City).
    • Dr Victor Hugo Alcocer Yamanaka (CONAGUA)
    • Ms Maria Weitz (GIZ)
    • Dr. Anne Schulte-Wuelwer-Leidig (International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine)

    Water is a key component of ensuring climate action, and is an SDG accelerator for multiple other goals such as SDG 2 “Zero Hunger” and SDG 6 “Clean Water & Sanitation.” Water is thereby crucial in achieving several climate sensitive targets.


    Meeting Room 4,
    Bonn Zone