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COP27 Water Day Webinar

Monday 14 November 2022, 14:00

Priority global water-research questions for the looming climate crisis

Monday 14 November, 13:00 - 15:00 GMT
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water@leeds recently published an article in the One Earth Journal showcasing a list of six priority global water research themes for the coming decade, outputs from a global scoping exercise.

These six thematic domains include water and sanitation for human settlements; water and sanitation safety risk management; water security and scarcity; hydroclimate-ecosystem-Anthropocene dynamics; multi-level governance; and knowledge production. The thematic areas spanning across scales and levels of water governance offer a multi-scalar framework for guiding the nature of water research in the coming decades. Most importantly, they indicate across all levels how global water security presents a complex problem for human societies and will become more acute as the impacts of climate change escalate.

This Water Day COP 27 webinar will bring together experts from multiple disciplines and geographical location working on various scales to identify how water security at these different scales are impacted by climate change and how the identified six priority water research themes are at the core of adaptation to climate change.


  • Mubiana Muyangawa, Head of Programmes WaterAid Zambia
  • Dr Radhika Borde, Lecturer in Sustainability Transitions and Social Justice, School of Geography, University of Leeds
  • Dr Mark Trigg. Associate Professor of Water Risk, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds
  • Isabel Medem, CEO Sanima-Peru

Chair: Professor Anna Mdee, School of Politics and International Studies

Organised by water@leeds in collaboration with the GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub and Priestley International Centre for Climate