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Accelerating Change through Partnerships and Cooperation

In December 1992, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as World Water Day, and it has been celebrated annually since 1993. World Water Day 2023 marks an important moment, not only as the 30th anniversary of this observance, but also as the halfway point for the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028. At this crucial time, where we need to reaffirm our collective responsibility to the 2030 Agenda, this conference aimed to explore emerging trends and opportunities for water to act as catalyst for accelerating change through intersectoral interactions, and the ways in which policy, research and innovation can come together to safeguard water sustainability and resilience worldwide.

This free hybrid event was hosted by the Hydro Nation International Centre, sponsored by the Scottish Government and supported by CREW and the James Hutton Institute.

22nd March, Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)

View the Full Programme here and the Policy Brief here, containing the key messages from the day.


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