ABCD-Centre at the UN 2023 Water Conference

Join our side event at the UN Water Conference titled “Water security and climate change adaptation as local challenges with global importance – addressing the gap between knowledge generation and best practice application,” organized by ABCD- Centre Partners Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) and United Nations University. The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 24th, from 10:00-11:30 am EST, at the Jay Suites Fifth Avenue – The Monroe Room, West 38th Street 15, 10018 New York, United States.

Poster for the UN 2023 Water Conference

The side event aims to explore how scientific advances in the field of water security and climate adaptation can be turned into a driver of climate adaptation in society, policy, and the community of practice. It seeks to bring together experiences and insights from multilateral, transnational, and interdisciplinary initiatives and analyze their strategies to close the gaps between knowledge generation, dissemination, and best practice application.

The session will be structured as follows:

  •      Introduction to the session (5 min)
  •      Lightening talks (3×10 min):
    • Urban Water Security Assessment: Conceptual Framework and Application (Prof. Mukand Babel (AIT)
    • Contributions of Higher Education to Climate Adaptation and Water Security (Prof. Jürgen Stamm, TUD)
    • Connecting academia and the UN system (Prof. Edeltraud Günther, UNU-FLORES)
  • Panel discussion (40 min): How can we advance water security and climate change adaptation and ensure effective transfer from knowledge to implementation?
  • Summary and outlook, including discussion and a proposal to the Water Action Agenda (15 min)

The session aims to accumulate insights into experiences regarding the accessibility of information on climate adaptation measures for water security and jointly identify entry points for overcoming disparities by improving ongoing activities in academia and application, as well as draft novel concepts for forthcoming proposals.

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