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Hydrological Sciences and Water Footprint Assessment for monitoring and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Convener: Joep Schyns  | Co-Conveners: Ashok Chapagain , Albrecht Weerts , Stefania Tamea , Maria-Helena Ramos , Saket Pande , Stefan Dekker , Marta Antonelli 
 / Thu, 27 Apr, 13:30–15:00

This session aims at informing and inspiring young hydrologists to show how relevant hydrological sciences are for monitoring and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and to stimulate the debate amongst the hydrological sciences community, where new hydrological sciences and knowledge can help to make step changes. A particular focus will be on the field of Water Footprint Assessment (WFA).

Water is incorporated in many SDGs and not only in SDG6. We seek contributions showing the relevance of hydrological sciences and WFA for reaching and monitoring (e.g. development of relevant indicators) for the following key SDG targets: Sustainable food production and resilient agriculture practices (Target 2.4); Improvement of water quality (Target 6.3); Enhancing water-use efficiency and reducing water scarcity (Target 6.4); Protection and restoration of water-related ecosystem (Target 6.6); Climate action (SDG 13); as well as targets for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Invited speaker is Prof.dr. Stefan Uhlenbrook, Coordinator of the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) & Director of the Programme Office on Global Water Assessment Water Sciences: Connecting the dots to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.