Ambient Water Quality for Development

Date: 26th September 2019

Session chairs : Mr. Hartwig Kremer, United Nations Environment Programme and Ms. Ilona Baerlund, Environmental Research Institute (UFZ, Germany), ilona.baerlund@ufz.de

This session will focus on the dimensions of disturbed ambient water quality for global sustainability and its implications for human health, societal welfare and ecosystems. The session will bring in leading experts to discuss the key findings of the water quality report of the World Bank, guidelines for monitoring and assessment of plastic litter in freshwaters and present a case study on the World Water Quality Alliance: The Cape Town Aquifer Systems Use