World Water Day 2017 on Waste water

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Date(s) - 22/03/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

There is no such thing as waste water; only water wasted*

World Water Day celebrations in 2017 will highlight the theme Waste Water. Climate change, population growth and economic development demand for sustainable solutions to make the world future-proof. Waste water is perceived as a valuable resource in the circular economy and its safe management is an efficient investment in the health of humans and ecosystems. Improving waste water management means improvement on all 6 targets of the Sustainable Development Goal on Water. On March 22, 2017 Aqua for All, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership and Waternet will co-organize a network event celebrating World Water Day in the Netherlands.

Speakers are a.o. publicist and social entrepreneur mrs. Annemarie Rakhorst and mr. Steven van Rossum, managing director at World Waternet.

The event will take place in The Hague, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 16.00 – 19.00 hrs.

*Statement fromHis Royal Highness King Willem Alexander addressing the audience at the World Water Day celebrations of 2012 in Wageningen.