Joel Groten attended and presented at the United Nations (UN) 2023 Water Conference. It took place at UN Headquarters in New York City from March 22-24, 2023.
Hydrologist Joel Groten speaks at the United Nations 2023 Water Conference
The last UN Water Conference was held in Argentina in 1977, and since the last conference, the Earth’s population has doubled to 8 billion people
while the demand for water has intensified. The UN Water Conference was an opportunity to help accelerate progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6: ensuring the sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Joel Groten presented about U.S Geological Survey (USGS) collaborative work with international partners from Brazil and Paraguay.
The National Water and Sanitation Agency of Brazil (ANA) and the USGS have had a long-lasting partnership since 2014. Cooperation between ANA and USGS has led to significant advances in water quality modeling, including the development of a new open-source modeling and interactive decision support systems within the SPAtially Referenced Regressions on Watershed attributes (SPARROW) model and application of the improved model to understand water quality in Brazil.
You can listen to the side event about SPARROW modeling here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTR5AVuH0c4.
Itaipu Binacional and USGS has been working together since 2020 to establish a program of collaboration, technological exchange, and capacity-building for water resources science. The side-event discussed international and transboundary cooperation of integrated water management.
Learn more about the side-event here: https://itaipu.energy/news/itaipu-at-the-un-2023-water-conference/.
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