The second edition of the Rome Water Dialogue will explore water’s interlinkages, synergies, and solutions relating to biodiversity, climate change, agriculture and food systems, soils, and land.
The Dialogue will build on the success of the first 2022 Dialogue and the outcomes of the UN 2023 Water Conference. It is open to water experts and representatives from national governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), finance institutions, research institutes, civil society, the private sector, and the media.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is organizing the Dialogue. FAO has selected ‘Water resources management for the four betters: Better production, better nutrition, better environment, and better life to achieve Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals’ as the theme of the 43rd session of the FAO Conference. FAO member countries have adopted this theme as the biennial theme for all FAO Governing Bodies during 2024-2025, highlighting FAO’s commitments towards a water secure world. The Dialogue will discuss FAO’s engagement and milestones during the 2024-2025 biennium on the theme of water.
The Rome Water Dialogue will also provide an opportunity for cross-sectoral discussions, including on:
- raising awareness of water’s interlinkages and opportunities for achieving the 2030 Agenda;
- fostering collective implementation of FAO’s eight commitments to the UN Water Conference; and
- deepening the connections between agriculture and water sectors.
The 2023 Water Rome Dialogue will coincide with the Global Symposium on Soil and Water, enabling exchange among participants of the two events. The events will convene for a joint closing plenary session.
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dates: 4-5 October 2023
location: Roma, Lazio, Italy