Value of Water in the Era of the SDGs

Analysing different roles and values of water, and how these values can be synthesized to achieve SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation).

- Asia/Tokyo

The UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), in collaboration with the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) and the Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC), will organize a webinar in observance of World Water Day (WWD) 2021 on Monday, 22 March 2021 from 21:00 – 22:45 JST

In line with the WWD 2021 theme ‘Valuing Water‘, the webinar will include discussions by experts to analyse different roles and values that water offers as well as how these values can be synthesized to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.

This event will be held in both English and Japanese. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.


21:00 Opening & AnnouncementsEmi Yoshinaga (Programme Coordinator, UNU-IAS)

21:05 Welcoming remarksShinobu Yume Yamaguchi (Director, UNU-IAS)

21:10 Keynote speech ‘Water Availability, Value of Water, and SDG’Taikan Oki (Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University)

21:30 Presentation: ‘Value of Water for the Economy’Geetha Mohan (Research Fellow, UNU-IAS)

21:45 Presentation: ‘Water Environment and Value of Water’Saroj Chapagain (Research Fellow, UNU-IAS)

22:00 Panel discussion / Q&A: ‘How do we find synergies between different value of water to achieve SDG6?’

22:30 UN World Water Development Report 2021 on ‘Valuing Water’Giulia Roder (Research Consultant, UNU-IAS)

22:40 Closing remarks – Kensuke Fukushi (Academic Programme Officer, UNU-IAS)


For updates on this event, visit the UNU-IAS website.