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SuSanA at the UN 2023 Water Conference, New York

Get ready to dive into the world of water and sanitation at the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York - there are various (side) events and activities taking place virtually and in-person, featuring SuSanA and partner organizations. Don't miss out on this opportunity to join the conversation and learn about innovative approaches to water and sanitation that are sure to leave you inspired and empowered! Below is an overview of SuSanA's featured events leading up to and in parallel with the UN 2023 Water Conference - stay tuned for updates!

SuSanA North America Meeting (Session 1 & 2)

  • Date/time: 19 March 2023 10:00 – 17:00 ET
  • Location: Columbia University, Room “Costa Engineering Commons” on the 7th floor of the Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (CEPSR) building, Schapiro Center, 530 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027, United States (Google Maps)
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Field trip on Covid Monitoring at the Columbia University (Session 3)

SDG 6.2 – A Pipe Dream Without a Professional Sanitation Workforce

  • Date/time: 21 March 2023 8-9.30am ET
  • Lead: Indian Institute for Human Settlements
  • Co-organisers: PASA, WaterAid, WHO, SNV, SuSanA, ILO, World Bank, UN-Habitat
  • Location: virtual side-event

Know your water: action-oriented partnerships at the interface between science, politics, and practice to empower municipalities to build to reduce inequity and increase resilience in urban water management

  • Date/time: 21 March 2023 16:30 - 21:00 ET
  • Lead: SDC and EAWAG
  • Co-organisers: GIZ, SWP, SuSanA, Heks/Eper, Blue Communities, Solidarit'EAU Suisse, GWOPA, Swiss Business Hub USA
  • Location: in person side-event followed by a reception
    • 16:30 Side-event: Columbia University, Room “Costa Engineering Commons” on the 7th floor of the Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (CEPSR) building, Schapiro Center, 530 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027, United States
    • 18:45 Swiss Apéro: at the International House, located in the International Students’ Complex on Claremont Ave and La Salle Street (500 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027)
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Resilient and inclusive sanitation in combatting climate change events and extremities

  • Date/time: 22 March 2023 11:00 – 12:15 ET
  • Lead: International Water Association (IWA)
  • Co-organisers: Government of Brazil, BMGF, UNICEF, GIZ/SuSanA, Grundfos, African Global Networks, Water Youth Network, International Secretariat for Water
  • Location: UN Headquarter (in person side-event)

Achieving SDG 6 through (1) a gender lens on climate change & youth and (2) global goals for menstrual health & hygiene

  • Date/time: 23 March 2023 15:30-16:45 ET
  • Location: UN Headquarters - Side Event Room (C)
  • Lead: Plan International and Netherlands
  • Co-organisers: Ministry of Education and Sports Uganda, the Global Menstrual Collective, UNICEF, GIZ, Plan International Netherlands, Simavi, PSI Europe, WaterAid, The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund
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The Future of Water starts now - From Regional Committment to a Global Workforce Initiative

  • Date/time: 23 March 2023 17:00 – 18:15 ET
  • Lead: Josh's Water Jobs/The Millenials Movement
  • Co-organisers: ILO, SuSanA, GIZ, BMZ, (GWOPA)/UN Habitat), AfWA, Pan African Sanitation Actors, Aquafed, Women for Water Partnership, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Project Wet, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Toilet Board Coalition, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Community of Women in Water
  • Location: UN HQ – Room B (in person side-event)

Stronger Together! 100 Women for SDG 6 - Network, Pledge & Mingle

  • Date/time: 23 March 2023, 18.30-20:30 ET
  • Lead: SuSanA
  • Co-organisers: Government of the Netherlands, Community of Women in Water, Women in Water and Sanitation Network, Women for Water Partnership, African Women Sanitation Professionals Network, Women in Water Diplomacy, African Water and Sanitation Association
  • Location: Water House (max. 100 participants – registration opening soon)
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#Waterisahumanright celebration and exhibition

  • Date/time: 23 March 2023, at 19:30 ET
  • Lead: Viva con Agua (VcA)
  • Co-organisers: VcA Uganda, Ottopizzo Foundation
  • Location: Spring Place, 6 St Johns Lane, New-York 1003 (free entrance)

Pollution, Sanitation, Water Quality and Climate Resilience, a Call to Action

  • Date/time: 24 March 2023, 9:30-10:45 ET
  • Lead: Ministry of Water Development and Sanitation, Zambia
  • Co-organisers: WHO, UTS, SNV, GIZ/SuSanA, AfDB, BMGF, ADB, Resilient Cities Network, World Bank, WaterAId, GGGI, UNICEF, Africa Union Commission, AMCOW, BMZ, Government of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nepal, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal
  • Location: UN Headquarter (in person side-event)

Water Action and Human Rights – Implementing the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation at the Local Level

  • Date/time: 24 March 2023, 13:00 – 15:00 ET
  • Location: Auditorium of the German House, 871 United Nations Plaza, NY 10017
  • Organisers: the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN, WASH United, German WASH Network, Malteser, the Permanent Mission of Spain to the UN, SWA, End Water Poverty, ANEW, Redes del Agua Latinoamérica, Spanish Development NGO Network

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