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Water For Everyone: Sustainability & Importance

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In partnership with the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

When the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals were established in 2015, SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation was a base goal. This goal goes beyond drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. It also addresses the quality and sustainability of water resources, which are critical to the survival of people and the planet. Overall, the SDGs recognise the centrality of water resources to sustainable development. Especially vital is the role that improved drinking water, sanitation and hygiene play in progress in other areas, including health, education and poverty reduction.

However, water and sanitation often compete with issues like climate change and clean energy for public and political attention.

Our team invites you to join an exciting water and sanitation discussion, to raise awareness through a robust and informative discourse. Our panel includes diverse international experts from industry and academia to highlight and connect several water disciplines in an engaging Grantham Centre sponsored virtual debate. We look forward to meeting and discussing with you.


Charles Rouge
Lecturer in Water Resilience, the University of Sheffield

Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega
Associate Professor at Methods Lab, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) Sede Mexico

Dr Isabel Douterelo Soler

Lecturer in Water & Applied Microbiology, University of Sheffield

Dr Hans C. Komakech
Director of WISE – Futures African Centre of Excellence and a Senior Lecturer at the Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania in Water Resources Management

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