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SENSE event “Results UN Water Conference”, 20 April 2023

  • 20 April 2023
  • 14:00-17:00
  • IHE Delft and online

“All of humanity’s hopes for the future depend, in some way, on charting a new science-based course to bring the Water Action Agenda to life.” (UN Secretary-General António Guterres)

The UN Water Conference concluded on 24 March with the adoption of the Water Action Agenda, a milestone action plan containing more than 700 commitments by governments, the UN system, universities, companies and many others. The commitments focus on accelerated implementation and improved impact towards achieving SDG 6 and other water-related goals and targets.

Fulfilling the commitments and achieving SDG 6 will require social and technological innovations spanning disciplines and moving quickly to implementation. Is the research community in the Netherlands and beyond ready to respond?

SENSE wrap up event

On 20 April SENSE organises a post-conference event to wrap up the results of the 2023 UN Water Conference in New York. In this symposium we invite conference participants to share some the main messages they took from the event, as well as their thoughts on how the research community can respond. We will summarise the main messages from the conference and discuss the ways the research community can respond and engage.


13:30 – 14:00 Arrival and registration
14:00 – 14:05 Welcome by the Rector of IHE Delft
14:05 – 14:15 Reflection by representative of the Government of the Netherlands
14:15 – 16:00 Feedback (with discussion) from different conference participants on the five interactive dialogue themes
•    Water for Health
•    Water for Sustainable Development
•    Water for Climate, Resilience and Environment
•    Water for Cooperation
•    Water Action Decade
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee and Tea
16:15 – 16:45 Breakout sessions to discuss research priorities in relation to the five accelerators of the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework.
16:45 – 17:00 Summary and Closure
17:00 – 18:00 Reception in the IHE Delft restaurant

More information and registration

The meeting will be held at IHE Delft and online from 14:00-17:00, with drinks afterwards for the people who participate in person. We plan to prepare a small proceedings that presents the main actions/ opportunities that emerge for SENSE. The Zoom link for online participation will be provided to registered participants.

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft
The Netherlands

IHE Delft is conveniently located adjacent to the main train station in Delft.
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If you have questions about this event, please contact Michael McClain

You can now register for this event.


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