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Registration open for Sustainable Development Goals: A water perspective

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The Global Water System Project (GWSP) and its International Project Office (IPO), with financial support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is organizing the international conference on Sustainable Development Goals: A water perspective to be held at MARITIM Hotel, Bonn, Germany on 17-18 August 2015.

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 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-organizations. 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.

Visit the conference web page for more information: sdg2015.gwsp.org/

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