Virtual event: UNESCO Chair in Human-Water Systems, University of Bonn. Profile and activities.

Tuesday May 18th, 2021| 5:00- 6:30 pm (CET) | Bonn, Germany
by Prof. Dr. Mariele Evers (Chairholder) and the Working Group Ecohydrology and Water Resource Management, Department of Geography, University of Bonn

The Bonn Water Network cordially invites you to join a virtual event on the presentation of the first UNESCO Chair in Human-Water Systems which was recently established at the Institute of Geography, University of Bonn, on Tuesday May 18th, 2021, 5:00- 6:30 pm (CET).

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UNESCO Chair in Human-Water Systems

A key challenge for sustainable water management and thus sustainable development as a whole is the complexity of human-water-systems. Inter- and transdisciplinary approaches and the targeted processing of research results are central for a better understanding and sustainable implementation of knowledge. This is where the new UNESCO Chair in Human-Water-Systems wants to contribute.

The UNESCO Chair is headed by Prof. Dr. Mariele Evers. Her team emphasizes research on human-water-systems, hydrological risks and uncertainty, eco-hydrology and inter- and transdisciplinary methods with a geographical focus in Europe, South East Asia, West- and East Africa.

With the establishment of this Chair in Bonn, 14 UNESCO Chairs in Germany now contribute to the implementation of the Global Sustainability Agenda. In the global network of UNESCO Chairs, over 750 Chairs in more than 110 countries cooperate to anchor UNESCO’s goals in science and education. They distinguish themselves through outstanding research and teaching in UNESCO’s fields of work. The principles of their work include international networking, especially in the North-South collaboration and the promotion of intercultural dialogue. UNESCO Chairs contribute worldwide to creating, disseminating and applying knowledge to promote sustainable development.

During the event, participants will learn about the UNESCO family in general and the profile and planned activities of UNESCO Chair in Human-Water-Systems.

Program in brief

Time Activity Speakers
17:00-17:05 Welcome address and introduction by spokesperson from the Bonn Water Network Dr. Luna Bharati (International Water Management Institute), co-spokesperson Bonn Water Network
17:05-17:10 Welcome by German Commission for UNESCO Dr. Lutz Möller (Deputy Secretary-General, German Commission for UNESCO)

 

17:10-17:25 Introduction to the UNESCO Chair in Human-Water Systems Prof. Dr. Mariele Evers, chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in Human-Water Systems at the Institute of Geography, University of Bonn
17:25-17:40 Presentation of the chair team, their research areas and projects Members of Prof. Evers’ chair team, Institute of Geography, research group in Ecohydrology & Water resources management
17:40-17:55 Statement and Input from the International Centre for Water Research and Global Change under the auspices of UNESCO Dr. Marianela Fader, Deputy Director
of the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (UNESCO), Koblenz
17:55-18:25

 

 

Q&A, Discussion Moderation by Dr. Luna Bharati (International Water Management Institute), co-spokesperson Bonn Water Network
18:25-18:30 Closing remarks and thanks Dr. Luna Bharati (International Water Management Institute), co-spokesperson Bonn Water Network

Contact for questions regarding content of this event:

Prof. Dr. Mariele Evers: mariele.evers@uni-bonn.de 
Dr. Linda Taft (Institute of Geography, University of Bonn): ltaft@uni-bonn.de

Speaker of the network: Annabelle Houdret (DIE): Annabelle.houdret@die-gdi.de
Co-spokesperson: Luna Bharati (IWMI): L.bharati@CGIAR.ORG