Achieving water security is one of the major challenges faced by society on both a global and local level, as it is essential to promote economic and social development as well as resources sustainability. Recent global agreements such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction relate substantially to questions of water security.
The necessity of a platform for academics and practitioners from various sectors to discuss the diverse facets of water security in dynamic environments and its relation to climate variability and change is highlighted during the WSCC 2016 conference at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok; which forms the rationale behind the WSCC 2017.
WSCC 2017 aims to build a bridge between disciplines, sectors and different groups of stakeholders, the conference will serve as a platform for discussions towards water secure societies by providing a stimulating environment with the intention to yield innovative ideas and grounds for implementation. Starting with a public opening event, the WSCC aspires to offer abundant opportunities for exchange. The thematic sessions, organized by prominent organizations expert in the relevant fields, are the main component of the conference. The sessions are designed to approach the new dimensions and perspectives in the current discourse on water security. In addition, discussion podiums and dialogue forums serve as interactive, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary spaces; where the scientific community would be linked with policy, industry and society.
TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences
ITT – Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics
CNRD – Centers for Natural Resources and Development
SWINDON – International Network on Sustainable Water Management in Developing Countries
When: 18-21 September 2017
Köln Riehl Conference Center
An der Schanz 14
50735 Cologne, Germany
Registration opens: 2 May 2017