Water Resources for Islands:

The Road to the UN
Water Conference 2023

Water Resources for Islands

About the webinar

Island Innovation is excited to host a webinar on water resources for islands, in connection with the upcoming 2023 UN Water Conference which will take place in New York from the 22nd to the 24th of March and will feature expert speakers from around the world.

Islands are unique in their vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, including rising sea levels, increased storm intensity, and changes in precipitation patterns. These impacts have profound effects on water resources, which are critical to island communities for drinking, agriculture, tourism, and industry.

The webinar will explore innovative solutions to water challenges facing islands, including sustainable water management practices, new technologies, and policy approaches. The expert speakers will share their experiences working on water issues in island contexts and discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with sustainable water management.

Participants will learn about successful island water projects and initiatives from a range of island regions, including integrated water resource management, and nature-based solutions. They will also have the opportunity to engage in discussion with the expert panel and fellow participants to exchange ideas and best practices.

Join us for this informative and engaging webinar to learn how island communities are addressing the challenges of water resource management in the face of climate change!

Water Resources for Islands

Webinar Recording!

If you couldn’t attend to the webinar, we invite you to watch the recording!
Water Resources for Islands

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Aaron Salzberg

Director of The Water Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Anne-Teresa Birthwright

Science Technology Policy Fellow, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

Rianna Gonzales

Water Resources Specialist & Youth Engagement, Global Water Partnership

Dr. Alvin Lal

Environmental Research Scientist, University of Newcastle, Australia

Óluva R. Eidesgaard

Geologist, Jarðfeingi, Faroe Islands

Jason Ernest

Director, Water Resources Management Agency, Government of Saint Lucia

Ruth M. Cross

Kiribati National Coordinator on “Enhancing the Resilience of the outer islands” project for SPREP

Ruth M. Cross

Kiribati National Coordinator on “Enhancing the Resilience of the outer islands” project for SPREP

Water Resources for Islands

Frequently Asked Questions

Island Innovation’s mission is to drive sustainable change across islands and rural areas around the world. The severe threats our water sources faces are deeply concerning to us, as they have particularly severe consequences for islands. We are committed to helping our audience stay informed about this critical issue and doing everything in our power to help tackle the water crisis!

All are welcome to participate in the webinar – feel free to invite friends and colleagues. Participants can take part in every session, or simply choose the sessions most relevant to them, and are all encouraged to join the social media conversation.

Island Innovation is a global network that connects island stakeholders through digital communication and events. Our platform helps drive sustainable change across island and rural communities by sharing innovative projects and best practices. Island Innovation is a social enterprise that works with private sector companies, governments, universities, NGOs and utilities to connect them with the island stakeholders vital to the success of their sustainability projects.

We have limited opportunities for sponsors of specific sessions or the event as a whole. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, contact us here, and we will be in touch.

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