The Natural Resources Division of ECLAC convenes an Extraordinary Meeting of the Regional Expert Group on Water Resources for Latin America and the Caribbean.
In mid-December, ECLAC's Water and Energy Unit convened an extraordinary meeting of the Regional Expert Group on Water Resources in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Group was formed last May, with the objective of joining efforts for the implementation of initiatives to accelerate the achievement of SDG 6 in LAC.
In its role as one of the four Regional Commissions of the United Nations, ECLAC presented to the experts the topics that will be discussed next March at the United Nations Water Conference, to be held in New York. In addition, Silvia Saravia, Economic Affairs Officer of the Water and Energy Unit, presented the objectives of this Conference as well as the structure and thematic highlights, and the functioning of the side events that will take place.
These side events will be an opportunity to share knowledge and solutions to accelerate the implementation of SDG 6 in the region, identify new and emerging issues, and exchange regional experiences. Thus, the extraordinary meeting of the Expert Group allowed to identify and share progress in the organization and design of these events.
Although some of the organizations that make up the Expert Group will be present at global events during the UN Water Conference, they reaffirmed the importance of representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean being present, bringing a regional perspective.
Finally, to close the extraordinary meeting of the Expert Group, details were finalized for the Regional Water Dialogues 2023 to be organized by ECLAC, which will take place on 1, 2 and 3 of February, and in which the Regional Expert Group will be present in the panel "Brainstorming Solutions to Value Water and accelerate the achievement of SDG 6" together with representatives of the private sector and civil society. Registration for the event is now open through the following link.