Science & Research Forum Water Dialogues for Results - Towards Bonn 2021
English speaking event: On May 18, 2021, the virtual Science & Research Forum "Water Dialogues for Results - Towards Bonn 2021" will take place. It is hosted by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and UNESCO.
BMU, BMBF and UNESCO joined forces to ensure science and innovation contribute to accelerating implementation of SDG 6 (ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all) – with a special emphasis on providing data for decision-making at the local level. The Science & Research Forum is supported by inputs from the BMBF research program "Water as a Global Resource (GRoW)". The transdisciplinary application of hydrological sciences is key for building up data and knowledge bases and contributes to technological developments. These are crucial for informed decision-making and developing sustainable solutions for a water secure world in a changing environment.
The Science & Research Forum will showcase latest scientific understanding and identify further needs. It will provide space to discuss the role of science in influencing decision-making and accelerating cross-sectoral SDG 6 implementation. The outcomes of the forum will serve as an input for the political messages to be presented during the High-Level Conference on 1 July 2021 in Bonn, which will also serve as a preparatory conference for the midterm review of the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development in 2023.