World Water Day
22 March 2017 – Wastewater
To celebrate the 2017 World Water Day, IWRA hosted a webinar on this year’s UN-Water theme – “Why Wastewater?” Our speakers consistently felt that wastewater was an understudied and underutilized resource. The panel also agreed that improved study and regulation can improve our relation with wastewater and bring real environmental and economic advantages as this universal resource becomes part of the circular economy.
Our panel featured: Pritha Hariram (Manager, Water Supply & Sanitation Services, International Water Association), John Payne (Consultant,United Nations Industrial Development Organization,World Water Development Report), Gabriel Eckstein (Professor, Law Department, Texas A&M University), Matthijs Wessels (Junior Member, Scientific Programme Committee,World Water Week 2017), Hannah Leckie (Policy Analyst, Water Team, OECD), and moderated by Scott McKenzie, (PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia).
Please download the presentations below:
Emerging Threats: Pharmaceuticals Wastes and Pollutants in the Aquatic Environment
Improved Wastewater Management Generates Social, Environmental and Economic Benefits Essential to Achieving Sustainable Development
Diffuse Pollution, Degraded Waters: Emerging policy solutions
Understanding Urban-Rural Linkages in Water Reuse for Irrigated Agriculture: Impact of urban water pollution on irrigated agriculture
Wastewater, and the Role of Utilities to Achieve the SDGs