Sustainable Urban Water for Human Health and Well-being

ONLINE: On 20 August 2023, UNU-IAS will host a World Water Week session to explore urban water management with multisectoral stakeholders.

- Europe/Stockholm

On 20 August 2023, as part of World Water Week 2023, UNU-IAS will host the online event Sustainable Urban Water for Human Health and Well-being. The session will explore the role of health-related, multisectoral water management in strengthening economic and environmental resilience of societies, and will facilitate dialogue between stakeholders towards improving water-related health and well-being in urban areas.

The session will engage with practitioners from public and private organizations, academia, and youth representatives to discuss:

  • challenges and barriers to accelerating urban water quality
  • the role of entrepreneurship and youth participation in promoting innovative water management for health
  • differential impacts of water quality and how they drive different but gender-appropriate WASH, health, and socioeconomic interventions to enhance well-being and minimize inequalities
  • climate change-related water insecurity and its impact on mental health and psychological well-being
  • ways of developing a system to address vulnerabilities and inequalities

For programme details, please visit the session page.


This event is included in the free, full-week, online pass for World Water Week 2023. To register for the free pass visit the World Water Week website.


The session will be held in English.


The event is organized by UNU-IAS in partnership with the University of Tokyo; Toyama University; Stockholm Resilience Centre; the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES); the UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS); the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH); and the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).


Since 1991, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has organized World Water Week, the leading conference on global water issues, ranging from food security and health, to agriculture, technology, biodiversity, and the climate crisis. World Water Week 2023 will be held in Stockholm, Sweden from 20–24 August under the theme “Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World”.