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"The Political Determinants of SDG 6: Water (Access) Governance and Policy Solutions at the Intersection of Environment, Security and Health"

Nov 10, 2023 | 08:30 AM - 06:30 PM

Prof. Partzsch at panel discussion at conference of the Center for International Studies (ZIS) in Dresden on November 10, 2023

The participants of the panel discussion, Prof. Dr. Lena Partzsch, Prof. Dr. Manuel Fischer (University of Bern) and Larika Waldmann (German Water Partnership), will address access to clean water as an issue at the intersection of environmental, security and health policy. The panel will discuss contemporary governance and policy solutions to achieve SDG 6 “Clean Water and Sanitation”, with a particular focus on global policy solutions that involve public (international and national) institutions and private actors from a wide range of policy areas. Further, accountability and responsibility issues will be discussed in the context of existing policies and partnerships to achieve SDG 6, and SDG 6 will be examined in the context of the future of the United Nations and the geopolitical, financial, and institutional challenges to any future development agenda.

About the Conference:

The panel discussion is part of the conference "Realizing Sustainable Development post-2030: The International Politics, Economics and Law of Clean Water & Sanitation (SDG6)", which will take place at TU Dresden on November 09-11, 2023.

The conference is organized on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Center for International Studies (ZIF) and 25 years of the study of International Relations at TU Dresden. The focus will be on SDG 6 and its achievement until 2030. In addition to taking stock of the legal, economic, social, and political determinants of access to clean water to and sanitation, the conference will discuss how SDG 6 stands halfway to Agenda 2030. It will also focus on challenges and promises that arise from the evolution of the SDGs for the post-2030 era. Looking at the current transformation and political struggles within the United Nations, the conference will assess the extent to which international institutions are able to effectively address and resolve water issues and conflicts.

The event will take place on November 10 from 08:30-18:30 in the Victor Klemperer Hall of the Dresden State and University Library (SLUB). Here are details on the content and registration for the event.

Time & Location

Nov 10, 2023 | 08:30 AM - 06:30 PM

10. November 2023, Victor Klemperer-Saal, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB), Zellescher Weg 18, 01069 Dresden