Mr. Olcay Ünver, Vice-Chair of UN-Water, welcomed all participants and speakers as the Master of Ceremony. They stressed the crucial role of water for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the need to take a source-to-sea approach.
To strengthen the integration of water in the climate agenda, the upcoming World Water Day on 22 March 2020 with the topic climate and water will provide a much needed opportunity to call upon the global community to engage in efforts on water and climate jointly. UN-Water expressed its full and lasting commitment to support countries and basins in their efforts to better integrate water into climate-related plans and programmes.
Available presentations for download:
- Mr. Adel Alobeiaat (Head of Policy and Strategic Planning Directorate, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Jordan) English
- Dr Callist Tindimugaya (Commissioner for Water Resources Planning and Regulation, Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda) English
- Mr. Abdou Guero (Technical Director, Niger Basin Authority) English, French
The side-event was organized by UNESCO (lead), UNECE, WMO, UNDP, UNU-INWEH, UNCCD, ESCWA, SIWI, AGWA, WWC, GWP, FWP, ILO, WHO, IOM, OHCHR, UNICEF, CBD, IWMI, UN – HABITAT, RAMSAR, IAHS