All Megacities - urban centers which accommodate more than 10 million inhabitants - are facing major challenges related to providing water services for their inhabitants, while managing their environment. Climate change effects of intensifying magnitude such as sea-level rise, increasing temperatures or urbanization, threaten these cities. Now, there is a need for action in order to achieve resilient cities.
A transversal and multidimensional solution are proposed, based on the collaboration among scientists who advance knowledge, operators (from both the public and private sectors) who innovate technically and socio-politically, and local politicians who can support new, fairer and more efficient models of water governance, in constant interaction with civil society.
The Second International Conference Water, Megacities and Global Change, also known as EauMega 2020, and organized by the Division of Water Sciences of UNESCO, ARCEAU-IdF, SIAAP, and Greater Paris Metropolis, will be held from 1st to 4th of December 2020, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
Produce a scientific and technical overview of water management in Megacities
Strengthen the dialogue between science and policy actors
Officially launch the Megacities Alliance for Water and Climate (MAWAC)
THE CONFERENCE IS FREE OF CHARGE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS