Sustainable Development Goals: A water perspective


Conference in Bonn, August 17-18 2015

Date(s) - 17 Aug 2015 until 18 Aug 2015

Maritim Hotel Bonn



Global Water System Project (GWSP) and Future Earth with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is organizing the conference “Sustainable Development Goals : A water perspective” to be held in Bonn during 17-18th of August. This conference will bring together available information, identify knowledge and action gaps, share lessons on viable instruments and approaches, facilitate networks and create a platform for moving toward action on the SDGs with a perspective on water. It will create an opportunity for
co-production of knowledge, incubate ideas involving scientists and different stakeholders to be partners in the post-2015 development process, and develop knowledge-to-concrete actions and innovative solutions while implementing and monitoring the achievement of the SDGs.

The conference is uniquely timed as a last major conference to review the finalized draft outcome document before the adoption of SDGs and present a common viewpoint on the draft of the Future Water Agenda from multi stakeholder perspective before the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

The conference will focus on the three “I”s - Indicators, Interlinkages and Implementation.

The conference will bring together experts in the field of water to present and discuss the above three aspects of SDGs in plenaries, parallel sessions, and joint synthesis discussions. With the participation of global water science community, policy and decision makers, non-governmental organizations, industry representatives
along with UN-organization, the conference intends to play a key role in bringing different communities together in international policy consultation process on SDGs, developing indicators, understanding interlinkages and discussions on how to implement SDGs.