Check out IGB-Berlin’s Igor Ogashawara as GEOWeek Panelist!

Did you miss GEO AquaWatch’s Igor Ogashawara’s (IGB-Berlin) participation in the GEO Week Panel: Youth Track: Water and Youth – Engaging the next generation in science and policy   (Tuesday 1 Nov, 11:00-12:30).  He also introduced our new GEO AquaWatch Early Career Society to the audience.  We hope it will serve as a welcome community for anyone who self-identifies as an Early Career professional in water quality.

You can check out the Video here (note advance to the 24.00 minute mark for this panel).

(reproduced from the GEO Week website)

Water is at the core of sustainable development. Access to sufficient quantity and quality of water is fundamental for human well-being, socio-economic development, the preservation of healthy ecosystems and to moderate climate change.

This session will focus on how the work of GEO, through its Members States, Participating Organizations and Work Programme activities converges with youth initiatives around water issues. This session will cover scientific, and policy related efforts taken by key actors to involve young people in activities linked to water.

Water is a key foundation for achieving Sustainable Development Goals 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and 14 (life below water). Moreover, as water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation also affect the ecosystems’ resiliency, food production, industry, nutrition and human well-being worldwide, water is also related to SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequality), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 13 (Climate Action), and SDG 15 (Life on Land), and SDG 17 (Partnerships to achieve the Goal).

Chair: Albert DeGarmo (USA – NOAA)

  • WMO : Igor Chernov Youth engagement through the WMO Hydro Hub
  • AquaWatch: Igor Ogashawara
  • Colombia: – Oscar Daniel Beltrán Rodríguez – IDEAM (GEO contact in Colombia)
  • Stockholm Environment Institute + DRR WG + Water Youth Network: Nhilce Esquivel
  • Blue Planet: TBC with Blue Planet Early career oceanographers group.
  • OpenStreetMap Uganda: Maria Gorret Nabuwemboli
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