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Xylem partners with UNESCO to sponsor virtual conference on water, megacities and global change

  • Xylem partners with UNESCO to sponsor virtual conference on water, megacities and global change

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Xylem Inc.
Xylem is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in a variety of settings.

Global water technology company, Xylem, announced that it will partner with UNESCO to sponsor the Second International Conference on Water, Megacities and Global Change, EauMega 2022.

The virtual conference will bring together scientists, policy makers, operators, and civil society to address the challenges in providing water services for megacities and their inhabitants while managing the environment. It will aim to produce an overview of water challenges and solutions that Megacities face and use to mitigate the effects of climate change, strengthen the dialogue between science and policy actors at local level, and activate the cooperation platform of the Megacities Alliance for Water and Climate (MAWAC) proposed during COP21 in 2015.

“Access to safe water and sanitation constitutes a major challenge for cities with more than 10 million inhabitants” said Hayati Yarkadas, Xylem’s President for Water Infrastructure. “Increasing the resilience of cities is one of the most complex challenges facing public leaders. Xylem aims to drive progress by advancing technologies and approaches that help communities anticipate, prepare for, and respond to the effects of climate change and urbanization. It’s paramount we continue hosting platforms like this to promote valuable best-practice exchanges in order to safeguard our planet for future generations.”

As UNESCO launches a global consultation among megacities’ stakeholders for a cooperation framework on water and climate, we are pleased to have Xylem as a key contributor this year. They will play a big role in the dialogue on water and support megacities in learning from each other’s experience, exchange best practices, and partner with technical, academic, financial and political institutions, to design and implement their individual responses to the challenges of climate change,” said Abou Amani, Director of the Division of Water Sciences and Secretary of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Program (IHP).

EauMega 2022 will take place between 11 to 14 January 2022 at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris. 

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