Partnership in the Americas for Supporting SDG Implementation.

07 August 2023

UNU CRIS is partnering with UNU MERIT and Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA) with support of  PEOPLE Network (Prof Dr. Bing Chen (Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science) Memorial University, Canada to organise a short course and regional workshop on the side-line of PEOPLE23 International Conference : PEOPLE 2023-About PEOPLE 2023 – PEOPLE NETWORK ( themed—‘ Collaborative Solutions to Environmental Problems under Climate Change’ August 7-11 Montreal, Canada.

Dr Nidhi Nagabhatla will lead the exercise ‘Circular Economy Solutions for Tackling Water-Related Challenges and Achieving SDG 6’ PEOPLE 2023-Short Course – PEOPLE NETWORK ( and initiate discussion on these questions

Q1: What are the main challenges to establish effective circular economy systems, policies institutions in the water sector via national and regional collaboration, and how can they be overcome?

•Q2: How to ensure that organized and ad hoc collaboration for circularity in the context of specific goals and targets like SDG is boosted, can this approach help transform into long-term sustainability partnership and practice?

•Q3: What are the most effective ways to foster cooperation in establishing circularity in the water sector? On what basis should social inclusion take place in such scenarios?

•Q4: Does circularity governance require its own institutional setup, such as committees and commissions, or should it be integrated in regional/sectoral organizations, such as the wastewater management authorities and environmental impact assessment frameworks?

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