Humanitarian Responses to Emerging Water Crises as a Result of Extreme Climatic Events
Join us on Friday, July 14, 2023 at 10 a.m. ET for a special inaugural event from the UN Global Water Academy during the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development with a panel entitled, “Humanitarian responses to emerging water crises as a result of extreme climatic events.”
Extreme climatic events, including heatwaves, droughts, and storms, are increasing in frequency and intensity over the past few decades, with consequences for freshwater. Extreme climatic events have been associated with changes in freshwater availability and degradation of water quality, including elevated concentrations of nutrients, contaminants of emerging concern, and potential for algal blooms, some of which may be toxic. As humans and wildlife rely on freshwater for life, alterations in the freshwater supply in response to extreme climatic events can have catastrophic impacts, particularly during humanitarian crises.
Bringing together four renowned experts who work at the heart of humanitarian solutions through technology, engineering, global governance, and advocacy, this virtual panel aims to explore the humanitarian responses, challenges, and solutions to alleviating the freshwater crisis, particularly in the face of global environmental degradation and extreme climatic events.
Register for the panel here: https://yorku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eQBQe37mRmyVjYZdEk4-xw#/registration