Today is the seventh International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT) celebrates by hosting an assembly at UN Headquarters in New York, in a virtual format joined by members from across the globe. The assembly will focus on discussing the water nexus in achieving the three pillars of sustainable development, namely economic prosperity, social justice, and environmental integrity.
- Highlight the importance of the human rights-based approach for achieving sustainable socio-economic development
- Zoom in on women in science for water and discuss building capacity for sustainability
- Recognise the interplay and interdependency between science, technology, and green economic growth
- Promote investment in science- and green technology-based water solutions for innovative economies sectors for sustainable development
- Identify conditions and propose tools to put science, technology, and innovation at the heart of water diplomacy
- Address the interlinkage between climate change and other drivers with the increased risks of water-related challenges and development programs and
- Integrate social aspects and cultural dimensions into water strategies and action plans, including management and sustainable solutions.
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