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.
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-Meknassi, Secretary of Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP), Director of Water Sciences Division, UNESCO
Joakim Giacomoni -Vincent, Head for Public and International Relations, Greater Paris Interdepartmental Sanitation Authority (SIAAP), France
Akissa Bahri, Secretary of State for Water Resources, 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