PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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AcquAwareness

Monday - 16:30 - 18:00

THEME

Regional Process , Regional Process

ROOM

Room 12

DESCRIPTION

[SS-J-CF+RP 02] 
In Europe and beyond turning on the kitchen tap or running a bath seems an effortless decision. However, in Europe people face water shortages, lack of sanitation, and floods. In the Pan-European region 62 million people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities: functioning toilets and safe means to dispose of human faeces. 
Are we aware of the actual state of affairs of access to and use of water for all kind of purposes, do we think our infrastructure is sustainable, future proof? 
A questionnaire amongst European organisations and young people in Europe and Africa, revealed low awareness of the situation of water and impacts. Believing there is always sufficient water for multiple uses, not aware of the changing situation, leading to little long term investments coping with the O&M of water infrastructure and meeting quality standards.
Examples are shared during the interactive session aimed at collecting ideas to become AquAware!

Coordinator:
Women for Water Partnership - Lesha Witmer
Panelists:
BORDA - Stefan Reuter
UN Water - Daniella Boström Couffe
Aqua for All - Chris Amsinger
WYPW - Asma Bachikh
UNECE water and health protocol - Nataliya Nikiforova