Join IWRA Sessions at the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar! (21-26 March)

The International Water Resources Association (IWRA) is pleased to invite you to join the sessions its’ coordinating and contributing to during the upcoming 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal, taking place from March 21st to March 26th, 2022. 

Find out more on all these sessions below, and don’t forget to pencil them in your calendar!


Click to view details for Group 1- B2  “Implement water quality protection through sound governance, using an inclusive multi-stakeholder approach and knowledge-based policymaking” 21 March, 2022: 14h00 – 15h30

  • The objective of this session is to show how governance, inclusiveness among stakeholders, and policies built on sound science can help improve water quality
  • The session aims to exchange the experiences on implementing water quality protection initiative/programme and to discuss the challenges and opportunities;
  • The session will provide elements to better understand how governance, partnerships, inclusiveness and strong policies can have a significant impact on the
    quality of water;
  • The session will contribute to the achievement of relevant targets under SDG 6 (water and sanitation), particularly Targets 6.2, 6.3, and 6.b.
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Click to view details for Group 1- B1  “Address all kinds of water pollutions, including industrial pollutants and Contaminants of Emerging Concerns”  22 March, 2022: 10:45 – 12:15

The objective of this session focusing on water pollutions, including industrial pollutants and Contaminants of Emerging Concerns, is to provide existing solutions and case studies on how to address the issue of water pollution, and to raise awareness about new kinds of pollutants which are not yet taken -or barely- into account in regulations, laws and water treatments. This session will be a useful way to gather knowledge on how to identify, monitor, and tackle some specific sources of pollutants, as well as better understand the issue of emerging contaminants.

Click to view details for Group 1- B3  “Apply Nature-Based Solutions including green infrastructure to improve water quality and resources” 24 March, 2022: 13:30 – 15:00  

  •  The objective of this action focusing on Nature based solutions is to show how green solutions and infrastructure can be used to offer as a means of moving beyond business-as-usual to address many of the world’s water challenges, including water quality while simultaneously delivering additional benefits vital to all aspects of sustainable development.
  • A particular focus is given to the impact of nature-based solutions on water quality, not to duplicate the work of groups focusing on NBS and ecosystems.
  • Projects gathered under this session will concentrate on nature-based solutions and green infrastructure: how they can improve the quality of water and resources.
  • Thus, it will show in many ways how impactful those solutions can be in project management, both in wastewater treatment or for ecosystems with evidence and interaction opportunities The outcomes of session will contribute to SDG6, particularly achieving Target 6.2, 6.3, and 6.b, including the connection to SDG13.

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The World Water Forum is the one of the world’s largest events on water. It has been organized every three years since 1997 by the World Water Council, in partnership with selected host countries. The 9th Forum will be the first of its kind to be hosted in sub-Saharan Africa, and it will be looking into practical solutions in order to respond today’s challenges on water and sanitation all around the world.