Water security for peace and development

9th World Water Forum

Sub-Saharan Africa
Diamniadio (Dakar) - Senegal

The IHE Delft delegation at the 9th World Water Forum to be held in Dakar, Senegal, from 21 to 26 March 2022, comprises IHE Delft Rector Eddy Moors; Susanne Schmeier, Associate Professor of Water Law and Diplomacy, and Business Development Officer Cristina Anacabe.

The World Water Forum, the world's largest event on water, has been held every three years since 1997. The World Water Council organizes the forum in partnership with a host country. The 9th Forum will be the first to be hosted in sub-Saharan Africa. The last forum was held 2018 in Brasilia, Brazil.

The Institute will be represented in the UNESCO Pavilion.

IHE Delft is involved in the following sessions and events at the forum:

  • Tue 22 March, 9:00 to 10:30, Auditorium:  Eddy Moors takes part in a World Water Day High-Level Panel titled Making the invisible visible: ‘Groundwater - a response for resilience and sustainability.’ The session is coordinated by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme.
  • Tue 22 March, 16:30-17:30, UNESCO Pavilion: Eddy Moors takes part in a thematic session titled 'World Inventory of Water Museums' that will launch the Global Inventory of water museums, eco-museums, extended museums, and interpretation centres. The event is organized by the Global Network of Water Museums (WAMU-NET.)  
  • Tue 22 March, 17:00 - 18:00, Room 5, EXPO: Susanne Schmeier moderates takes a session titled 'Peaceful development approaches in the Niger & Lake Chad Basin.' The event is organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
  • Wed 23 March, 9:00 to10:30, Room 13: Susanne Schmeier takes part in a session titled ‘Building a shared understanding of water-security linkages in the Sahel.’ The session is coordinated by Deltares.
  • Thu 24 March, 9:00 to 10:30, Room 3:  Susanne Schmeier takes part in a session titled ’Smart management water system.’ The event is coordinated by the International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage.
  • Thu 24 March, 12:15 to13:30, UNESCO Pavilion: Eddy Moors takes part in a side event titled ‘Growing African Water Leaders: Strategic interventions of the IAEA, the role of nuclear sciences and synergies with UNESCO.’ The event is organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and UNESCO.
  • Thu 24 March, 17:30 to 18:30, UNESCO Pavilion: IHE Delft alumni gathering. 
  • Alumni present at the Forum are requested to email < > with WWF9 in the subject line to receive details of a possible alumni gathering.


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