Science & Research Forum
Water Dialogues for Results - Towards Bonn 2021
18 May 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 (CEST), Online Event
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and UNESCO joined forces to ensure science and innovation contribute to accelerating SDG 6 implementation – with a special emphasis on the application of science at the local level. The Science & Research Forum was supported by inputs from the BMBF research programme „Water as a Global Ressource (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 showcased latest scientific understanding and identified further needs. It provided space to discuss the role of science in influencing decision-making and accelerating cross-sectoral SDG 6 implementation, also in view of the UN SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework‘s Capacity Development Initiative coordinated by the UNESCO Water Family and UN DESA. 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.