Session @ European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017

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The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017 will take place in Austria on 23 – 28 April. The event will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. It aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

Water Footprint Network and partners will convene a PICO session (number HS5.10) at the General Assembly entitled Hydrological Sciences and Water Footprint Assessment for monitoring and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

This session will explore tools and approaches to monitor progress towards the water related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In particular, the focus will be on how Water Footprint Assessment (WFA) can help measure various SDG targets and guide policy and action towards meeting those targets. It will involve identification of existing gaps and advances in scientific knowledge in this field.

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 many of the SDG targets.

Read more about our session here.

The meeting programme will be available on 2 March 2017.