Join IWRA Sessions and Contributions at COP27! (6 Nov – 18 Nov)

The International Water Resources Association (IWRA) was pleased to invite you to join the sessions it coordinated and contributed to during the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, which took place from November 6th to November 18th, 2022. 


Water Panel on Water: Too Much, Not Enough, Not Safe,” with Dahlia Sabri, Co-Chair, IWRA Water Quality Task Force, as a panelist; Tuesday, 8 Nov 2022, 16:30

  • Over a fifth of the world’s basins experience flooding, which can introduce toxins into drinking water, or drought, forcing women and girls to travel ever farther to secure water for their families, placing them at greater harm for sexual assault and depriving them of the very education they need to improve their lives. Modern infrastructure serves to worsen the scarcity of potable water while further exacerbating climate inequities. The panel explores the problems and examine solutions to the challenge of water in the coming years.

IWRA side-event in partnership with GWP and UfM on “Finance for Climate Resilience in the Mediterranean and Africa: Water-wise Adaptation,” with interventions from Eric Tardieu, IWRA Secretary General; Tuesday, 15 Nov 2022 13:15-14:45, Osiris (300) 

  • Greater frequency and intensity of floods, droughts, extreme weather: water is the medium through which climate change is felt, and our societies are collateral victims. More climate-resilient water investment is needed especially in arid and developing countries to support water-wise adaptation.

Side event on “Nature-based solutions for Water and Climate Security” with interventions from Eric Tardieu, IWRA Secretary General; Tuesday, 15 Nov 2022 16:45-18:15, Osiris (300)

  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the water sector mobilizes no-regret Nature-based Solutions that best deliver at the scale of the basins of lakes, rivers and aquifers. The session provides case studies from around the world.

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For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’.

A key task for the COP is to review the national communications and emission inventories submitted by Parties. Based on this information, the COP assesses the effects of the measures taken by Parties and the progress made in achieving the ultimate objective of the Convention.