Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.’ –World Water Day

To secure water for all by 2030 the protection and restoration of water-related ecosystems will be essential.

Our over use and mismanagement of water resources has endangered our access to this precious resource – as desertification, saltwater intrusion and pollutants reduce both the quality and quantity of our freshwater ecosystems. When considering these challenges we often turn to freshwater which is pumped from acquifers and put onto corn fields, or diverted from rivers to support the mining industry.  In those moments, we sometimes forget the immense value that coastal ecosystems provide us – and the incredible risks they face in light of the global water crisis. As important places for biodiversity, as carbon sinks, and as buffers to our freshwater ecosystems – mangroves and our coastal landscapes are of vital importance to our global water resources.

On World Water Day, we want to turn our attention to the important interface between fresh water and sea water – what can we do to protect our coastlines and secure water for all where land meets the sea?

Join us for an informal breakfast on World Water Day, to buzz about water, green infrastructure and coral reefs.

What: Breakfast discussion, including presentation: Man-made structures and the Sea” Joanne Wong shares her work and insights into rebuilding coastal ecosystems

When: Tuesday 22nd of March 2019, 8:00-9:30

Where: DasProvisorium, Uetlibergstrasse 65/67, 8045 Zürich

 

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