Exploring new UN avenues at Water Conference
For the UN 2023 Water Conference, the University of Bergen sent a small delegation to the United Nations in New York to map and explore the future of the science-policy nexus. On this page, we have collected information on UiB's presence at the conference.
The University of Bergen (UiB) sent a delegation of four people to the United Nations 2023 Water Conference. An archaeologist, a social anthropologist, and a senior communications and global relations adviser from UiB's staff. Also, a professor from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) was accredited as part of the UiB delegation.
- Dr. Tore Sætersdal, Assistant Director and Academic Coordinator for Global Challenges, UiB
- Professor Edvard Hviding, Department of Social Anthropology, UiB
- Professor Harsha Ratnaweera, Faculty of Science and Technology, NMBU
- Mr. Sverre Ole Drønen, Division of Research and Innovation, UiB
Taking water insecurity to policy makers
Water insecurity in all its shape and forms was the key topic when the four frontlines of water were discussed at the side event organised by the University of Bergen and partners at the UN 2023 Water Conference.
Reflecting on the UN 2023 Water Conference
Archaeologist Tore Sætersdal has been a water scientist for many years. In March 2023 he participated in the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York. In this interview, he reflects upon his experiences at the conference.
Discussing the frontlines of water at the United Nations
The University of Bergen’s proposal for a side event at the 2023 UN Water Conference has been chosen from among 1,300 submitted proposals as one of 200 official side events inside the UN headquarters. A small delegation is heading to New York for the conference.
Our water world: on the frontlines of water access and governance
This side event will take us to the frontlines of water access and governance. We will address four key frontlines through ongoing research projects, which will present policy makers with scientific knowledge to achieve SDG6: “Clean water and sanitation for all”.
UiB delegation participating in Big Earth Data side event
Professor Harsha Ratnaweera from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences participated in a side event on Big Earth Data at the UN 2023 Water Conference. He was a member of the University of Bergen delegation at the conference.
Reason for Participation at UN 2023 Water Conference
The letter submitted to the UN 2023 Water Conference (UNWC23) secretariat in July 2022, when the University of Bergen applied to become a specially accredited stakeholder at the conference.
Pacific youth action leads to UN resolution on climate change
On 29 March the UN General Assembly passed a resolution put forward by Vanuatu to provide an advisory opinion on UN member states obligations in protecting the rights of current and future generations from the adverse effects of climate change.