World Water Day 2024: Events Programme


Ahead of World Water Day, Friday 22 March 2024, there are a range of virtual events that have been organised to bring together experts from various fields to discuss the urgent need for action to address the global water crisis. 

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Events Schedule:

  • The IAHS Science for Solutions decade, with Hydrology Engaging Local People IN a Global world (HELPING)

    Date: Monday 18 March, 12:00 noon - 13:00

    Speaker: Prof. Berit Arheimer (IAHS)

    Location: Zoom

  • Conflict or cooperation? Test the water! 

    Date: Tuesday 19 March, 12:00 noon - 13:00

    Speaker: Dr. Annabelle Houdret (IDOS Bonn)

    Location: Zoom

  • Pathways to Sustainability: Navigating the contested regime of freshwater sand mining through a nexus perspective

    Wednesday 20 March, 12:00 noon - 13:00

    Speaker: Dr. Tahmina Yasmin (University of Birmingham)

    Location: Zoom

  • Hydrological knowledge co-production and inclusive governance in mountain river basins

    Thursday 21 March, 12:00 noon - 13:00

    Speaker: Prof. Wouter Buytaert (Imperial College London)

    Registration: Zoom

  • World Water Day 2024: Leveraging Water for Peace

    Friday 22 March, 13:00-14:30, 

    Speakers: Chaired by the University of Birmingham, featuring guest speakers

    Location: Zoom

All of the above events are free to attend and are open to all, both within and outside the University. If you have any queries, please contact