Organiser: Swedish Hydrological Council
The theme of Hydrology Day is “How can our water science contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals?” The day will include a series of scientific talks, a poster session and panel discussions.
World Water Day (WWD), on 22 March every year, exists to raise awareness about global water issues. The WWD theme for 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind’. This concept is at the heart of the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development which has the goal of allowing full realisation of human rights for all people in all countries without discrimination of the basis of social, economic or political status.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a roadmap to achieving the Agenda for Sustainable Development. Water is central to many of the SDGs and it is the main objective for SDG 6 ‘Clean water and sanitation’, yet many in the water science community are unaware of how their research could contribute to a more equitable and sustainable future.
In 2019, the Swedish Hydrological Council is hosting a Hydrology-day (“Hydrologidagen”) on Thursday March 21st 2019 at SLU, Uppsala one day ahead of WWD. In association with the WWD-theme, the Hydrologidagen theme is “How can our water science contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals?”
The day will include a series of scientific talks, a poster session and panel discussions. The aim with the presentations and discussions is to demonstrate the many ways through which the scientific community can directly contribute to the UN SDGs in relation to water issues.
We welcome submissions from social and natural scientists on the connections between water science and sustainable development, including education, health, social protection, climate change and environmental protection. Contributions from early career researchers are especially welcome.
We are looking forward seeing you in Uppsala!