2015 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference. Water and Sustainable Development: From Vision to Action. 15-17 January 2015
The UN-Water Annual Zaragoza Conferences serve UN-Water to prepare for World Water Day, and is part of the road map for World Water Day 2015, which will focus on “water and sustainable development”. The post-2015 international agenda for water will be decided in 2015. The UN-Water International Zaragoza Conference will start the year focusing on how to bring the agenda into action; a practical event on tools for implementation (financing, technology, capacity development) and governance frameworks, for initiating the post-2015 agenda in water and sanitation.
More than 300 participants from United Nations Agencies and programmes, experts, representatives of the business community, governmental and non-governmental organizations will meet from 15 to 17 January in Zaragoza, Spain, to draw conclusions based on existing practice and the exchange of views between governments and stakeholders. This is also the last year of the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ so it is especially important for taking stock of and learning from achievements as well as planning the next steps.
The expected outcomes from the conference are:
- A toolkit for implementation;
- Learning and knowledge exchange among Conference participants through interdisciplinary discussions;
- A series of documented case studies, video interviews, information briefs and other materials for World Water Day 2015;
- A Conference report, including lessons from the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life.
The conference is by invitation only and onsite registration is now closed. However, one can watch the conference live through the conference website. EUCC will provide further reports during the event.