IAHR Global Online Dialogue on Net Zero and Water : National Approaches and Solutions
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IAHR Global online Dialogue
Net Zero and Water : National Approaches and Solution

Friday, 25 November 2022

Climate change is driving innovation, research and reform at all levels in the water sector as public authorities, companies, research and experts all seek adaptation pathways and improve resilience. Higher frequencies of and intensities of extreme events such as floods and droughts are being observed around the world. In order to attenuate these impacts and keep alive the global ambition of “less than 2 degrees warming”, reductions in Green House Gases (GHG’s) must be sought from all contributing sectors. With some initial estimates placing water use, distribution, storage and treatment as a significant contributor to GHG’s - mitigation is rapidly emerging an essential solution pathway within the water sector. This is particularly pertinent in the areas of water related renewables, efficiencies in the water-energy nexus, and carbon emissions/storage in water related environments.

This online event brings together leaders and experts to provide insight into the strategies and approaches of their countries to reach net zero goals. The “dialogue” will compare national approaches as well as discuss knowledge gaps, opportunities and ways forward. Join the dialogue to discover more about how different countries are approaching their net zero commitments, and the role of the water sector in contributing to these aims. The dialogue also seeks to provide insight into how you or your organisation’s work in water can contribute to global mitigation efforts.


We are honored to have some of the world's top scholars and researchers in the webinar:

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Winston Yu

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Andrew Tyler

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Ben Grumbles

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Dhesigen Naidoo

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Liang Chen

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Kiyoung Park


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Hyoseop Woo


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Tom Soo

Time in different zones

This event will be held on Friday 25 November 2022 at:

  • 08:00-10:00 New York Time

  • 13:00-15:00 UTC Time

  • 14:00-16:00 Madrid Time

  • 21:00-23:00 Beijing Time

More local time can be found by clicking here.





  • Winston Yu | World Bank

  • Andrew Tyler | Chair of Hydronation, Scotland

  • Ben Grumbles | Executive Director, Environmental Council of the States, USA

  • Dhesigen Naidoo | Commissioner, Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission, South Africa

  • Liang Chen | Senior Engineer, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research; Executive Secretary, International Hydropower Association (IHA) China Office, China

  • Kiyoung Park | K-water, Korea

Discussion and Q&A (25 mins)

Concluding remarks (5 mins)

More Information

  • How to Participate: No application to be installed. Simply go to the LIVE Page to watch, comment and ask questions.

  • Registration: No registration needed, but we can keep you updated and remindedYou will receive the reminder before the webinar start 1 week, 1 day and 1 hour ago.

  • Certificate of Participation: A link will be clickable on the LIVE page during the webinar. Anyone requesting a certificate, issued by IAHR, will have to register their request there.

  • Playback: Not able to watch live? Don't worry. The playback video will be available soon after the webinar.

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