IWA members and non-members, IWA SGs, IWA YWP Community, Students, Water Sector Professionals
As part of the activities to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the IWA Specialist Group on Sustainability in the Water Sector is proud to be the organiser of a webinar that will highlight indigenous perspectives in the water sector.
Water is an crucial element for all forms of life and all types of human communities, whether indigenous or non-indigenous. It plays a significant role in economic, environmental and cultural aspects. Indigenous peoples embrace and apply traditional methods and solutions to manage many of the water-related risks in a changing climate, often based on a life lived in marginal and adverse environments.
However, their long-established systems of values, knowledge and practices have been overlooked by modern water management approaches. Thus, they warrant more attention and require the direct involvement of indigenous peoples in all levels of development processes: local, national or global.
This webinar will highlight indigenous perspectives in the water sector. The content of this webinar will include the voices and experiences of indigenous people from different parts of the globe. They will discuss their challenges and perspectives on how they can contribute to the water sector’s input, reaching beyond SDG6 and towards accomplishing all other sustainable development goals.
The presentations and discussion in this webinar will equip participants to:
Q&A report: TBA
Webinar presentation slides: TBA
Past IWA webinars:
International Water Association