The 1st International Conference on Water Security opened in Toronto on Sunday.
During the four-day event, the International Hydrological Program (IHP) will hold a session on water security with the involvement of relevant UNESCO Category 2 Centers and Chairs.
The conference will address water governance, institutions, aging infrastructure and finance in view of ways of achieving water security in the developed world
The gathering will also tackle the science of integrated water management (smart watersheds, water services, agricultural, energy, minerals and other use systems, environmental flows, legacies, collaborative governance, BMPs)
Climate, renewable energy, economic development and demographic change and migration; challenges or opportunities for regional water security will also figure high during the conference.
The conference will also review Water security and conflict (either transboundary water cooperation or armed conflict and water) as well as urban water security.
Indigenous and hybrid knowledge systems, common-pool resource systems, and perspectives in water security will also be raised during the conference alongside sustainable development, ecosystems and human health.