UNESCO-Water Future Public Discussion Series: Water Security in the age of COVID-19

UNESCO-Water Future Public Discussion Series: Water Security in the age of COVID-19

  • Webinar
  • COVID-19
  • Water Security

The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting every facet of human life in 212 Countries and Territories around the world. Water is a key element in mitigating the crisis Against this background, the UNESCO-Water Future public discussion webinar series hosted by the UNESCO Division of water sciences and Water Future will bring together leading voices in this field, to deliberate on the state of water security during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The scope of the webinar will be to understand current water, health, and economic risks associated with COVID 19, predict the future of water security, adaptation mechanisms in the post-COVID 19 era, role of digitization, global science initiatives and international organizations. COVID-19. The discussion will focus around understanding the current water crisis, and the health and economic risks associated with COVID 19.

Please register with this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p6Snl5mURJmhs66uX8PyXQ

Moderator: Andras Szollosi-Nagy, Chair, Sustainable Water Future Programme


  • Daniel R Brooks, Professor Emeritus, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
  • VK Madhavan, Chief Executive, Water Aid, India
  • Blanca Elena Jiménez Cisneros, Director General, Comisión Nacional del Agua (National Water Agency, Mexico)
  • Dipak Gyawali, Academician, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology and former Minister of Water Resources of Nepal
  • Youssef Filali, Secretary of Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP), Director of Water Sciences Division, UNESCO
  • Akica Bahri, Professor, National Agricultural Institute of Tunisia
  • Olcay Unver, Vice-Chair, UN-Water
  • Manuel Menéndez Prieto, Cabinet of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Spain

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