NEW IWRA WEBINAR: World Water Day 2018 (22 March-4pm CET)!

IWRA is glad to celebrate World Water Day again in 2018 with another dedicated webinar to take place on Thursday, March 22nd from 4pm to 5:30pm CET under this year’s theme on ‘Nature for Water’.

Participation is free and open to all.  Audience questions are encouraged.

Please click this link to register to the webinar:

World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22nd.  It is a day to focus attention on the key importance of our planet’s freshwater resources and to push for greater recognition of their sustainable management.  Annually, its theme is proposed by UN-Water and is part of a broader campaign that highlights the complex role of water in our daily lives.

‘Nature for Water’ explores nature-based solutions for current water issues.  From droughts to floods and personal water insecurity to region-wide water security tensions, this year’s theme is a call to understand and explore the role of nature in addressing and solving our water issues.

Webinar topics include:

  • Natural Infrastructure for Water Management
  • Water Stewardship in Private Sector
  • Nature-Based Solutions to Basin-wide Concerns
  • Multiple Benefits for Source Water Protection
  • Nature-based Solutions, Water and Sustainable Agriculture 

Distinguished panellists

  • Rebecca Welling, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Kari Vigerstol, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
  • David Coates, Independent Consultant, frm. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Lucy Lee, World Wildlife Federation (WWF)
  • Katharine Cross, International Water Association (IWA)

Moderator: Scott McKenzie, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia

This webinar is presented by the International Water Resources Association.  A recording and the powerpoints will be available at  Each webinar features leading experts in the field, and are a synthesis of the critical facts and arguments needed to help the audience understand and discuss water policy.  These webinars are designed to reach academics, dedicated practitioners, and policy professionals in a unique and informative way.