World Water Day 2023 - 'Accelerating Change'

Wednesday 22 March 2023 (13:00-14:30)

Dr Liam Kelleher (Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences) -


Water is essential for life, yet over 2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation. The world is facing a water crisis, with rising demand, diminishing resources, and the impacts of climate change exacerbating the situation. 

World Water Day 2023: Accelerating change to tackle the water crisis

On this World Water Day, we are bringing together experts from various fields to discuss the urgent need for action to address the water crisis. The panel discussion titled "Accelerating Change to Tackle the Water Crisis" aims to raise awareness about the issue and provide a platform for discussing innovative solutions to tackle the challenge.

The panel will explore the importance of gender-responsive water management, showcase successful initiatives and best practices in sustainable water management, and encourage collaboration between the government, private sector, and communities in developing and implementing sustainable water management policies and practices.

This webinar will be delivered by:

  • Professor Iseult Lynch, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
  • Dr. Adenike Akinsemolu, Vanguard Fellow, University of Birmingham, Senior Fellow, OGEES Institute and Director, The Green Institute
  • Professor David Hannah, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Director of the Birmingham Institute for Sustainability and Climate Action, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Dr Stefan Krause, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham

This webinar is held under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair in Water Sciences and UNESCO UNITWIN network on Ecohydrological Interfaces at Birmingham and the University's Institute of Global Innovation in collaboration with The Green Institute, Nigeria.

This event is free to attend and is open to all, both within and outside the University. If you wish to attend, please register here.

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