Itaipu at the UN 2023 Water Conference

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Itaipu Binacional is proud to announce that it will take part in the UN 2023 Water Conference, at the UN Headquarters in New York City, from 22 to 24 March. The company had four side events selected among 200 proposals selected by the UN (1.200 were presented).

Itaipu’s side events will gather high-level participants to discuss key issues related to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and its targets, including international and transboundary cooperation, science-based global water assesment, integrated solutions supporting regional cooperation, and the water-energy-food-environment nexus.

Participants include eight ministers of state (Paraguay, Corea, Austria, Denmark, Uganda, Senegal and Tajikistan) and representatives from international institutions such as UNDESA, UNESCO, IAEA, PNUMA, WMO, UNECE, and goverments like Tajikistan, Spain, Finland, Ethiopia, Guatemala and Holand.

Side events:

Adopting the Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus for a water-wise Energy Transition.

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International and transboundary cooperation of integrated water management: from data collection to implementation.

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Water and Energy for Sustainable Development: integrated solutions supporting regional cooperation, climate resilience and biodiversity.

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Science-based Global Water Assesment

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The Conference

The main goal of the Conference is the implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development, considering that water management is the one of the greatest challenges to achieving the internationally agreed targets in face of climate change.

The Conference will include an opening and a closing ceremony, six plenary sessions, and five interactive dialogues, as well as side events organized by participants. It will result in a summary of proceedings from the UN General Assembly President that will feed into the 2023 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Developmento (HLPF), in July.

The Water Action Agenda is one of the key outcomes of the UN Water Conference 2023. It brings together all voluntary water-related commitments to accelerate progress in the second half of the Decade of Action for Water 2018-2028 and the second half of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Itaipu will present two commitments to be part of the Water Action Agenda:

  • In Brazil and Paraguay, monitoring of micropollutants and water quality.

Itaipu team at the UN Water Conference:
Maria Antonia Gwynn, member of the Governing Council, Itaipu Binacional Paraguay, [email protected]
Simone Benassi, Manager of Reservoir Division, Coordination Directorate, Itaipu Binacional Brazil, [email protected]
Daniel Vazquez, Coordinator of International Center of Hydroinformatics, Reservoir Division, Itaipu Binacional Paraguay, [email protected]
Jussara Souza, Reservoir Division analyst, Coordination Directorate, Itaipu Binacional Brazil [email protected]
Ligia Leite Soares, International Relations Assistance, Coordination Directorate, Itaipu Binacional Brazil, [email protected]

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