On the occasion of the World Water Day, the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the FAO Liaison Office in Brussels are hosting an online high-level event to exchange knowledge around sustainable water and sanitation management.
World Water Day takes place every year on 22 March to raise awareness on the billions of people currently living without access to safe water and sanitation. Ahead of the UN Water Conference in New York (22-24 March), this event will touch upon the challenges and obstacles as well as opportunities and innovative ways to support the implementation and acceleration of progress in water and sanitation management for sustainable food systems.
The Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU has put the focus on water management as an element profoundly affecting our economies, societies and environment. Good water management is key for the achievement of the SDGs, including those related to hunger and food production.
Introductory remarks will be delivered by
Dan Ericsson, State Secretary to the Minister for Rural Affairs and Chair of the Swedish FAO committee &
Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist, FAO
Jennie Barron, Professor of water management in agricultural landscapes in the Department of Soil Science and Environment at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Jippe Hoogeveen, Senior Water Officer, FAO
Adriana Soto, Research Associate Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Danièle Sebgo, WaterAid Burkina Faso (TBC)
Linus Dagerskog, Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Raschad Al-Khafaji, Director of the FAO Liaison Office to the EU and Belgium & Marija Milivojevic AGRIFAO Working Party Chair
The event will be moderated by Jans Berggren