WWW 2013

Title: Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture
Event type: Side Event
Date: 2012-08-28
Time: 17:45 - 18:45
Convenor: UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC)
Co-convenor: World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) and International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Room: K16/17

Event Description
Wastewater is a resource in urban and peri-urban areas which can alleviate pressure on (fresh)water sources and improve food security. To ensure that its use is safe, national policies and strategies need to be in place. This UN-Water capacity development project brings together expertise from UN agencies to focus on the issue.

17:45 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Federico Properzi, Chief Technical Adviser to UN-Water

  • Robert Bos, WHO
  • Pasquale Steduto, FAO
  • Vincent Sweeney, UNEP
  • Zafar Adeel, UNU-INWEH
  • Pay Drechsel, IWMI
  • Avinash Tyagi, ICID
  • Reza Ardakanian, UNW-DPC

18:45 Close

Refreshments provided by the organiser


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