World Water Day has been held every year since 1993. This year’s theme is ‘accelerating change’ and is focused on delivering on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water and sanitation for all by 2030.
The world is seriously off track to meet this goal, with billions of people and countless schools, businesses, healthcare centres, farms and factories don’t have the safe water and toilets they need.
The problem is particularly acute in the Pacific, which has the lowest levels of access to water and sanitation. The region’s populations are also vulnerable to extreme natural events and are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change, many of which are water-related. Water Stewardship has an important role to play in progressing water challenges in the region.
Our World Water Day webinar for 2023 focussed on the Pacific. In this webinar hear from our guest presenters addressing responses to the water and climate situation in the region:
Sarah Ransom, General Manager of the Australian Water Partnership, presenting on AWP’s approach to supporting sustainable and climate resilient water resource management in the Pacific and beyond, including how AWP is approaching partnerships with Pacific organisations.
Dr Ben Macdonald, Project Lead of CSIRO’s Soil management in Pacific Islands project, on the project approach to increase food security in the region.
Click below to catch up on the webinar recording.