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Event Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20

The Zaragoza Conference aims to contribute to the Rio+20 process, building on the results of the Official Side Event at the 2nd UNCSD Preparatory Committee (Prepcom2) on “How the Green Economy depends on” organized by UN Water and UNSGAB. The aim is to focus on actions, reflect on lessons learnt from practical implementation experiences, and highlight the importance of the overall specific context. This will support the process of moving to action in preparation to Rio+20.

The expected outcomes of the Conference include a compendium of Best Practices in water and the green economy, an on-line database of best practices on water in the green economy, a UN-Water publication on Success Stories in Water and the Green Economy and a Conference report highlighting lessons learnt.



Conference daily newsletter and video interviews 

The Conference Daily is the Newsletter produced by the organizers and will be completed by video interviews with conference participants. 




The Conference has set up its own twitter account.  Follow us to receive the most current information on activities and other news.!/unwaterdpac  



The Conference has set up a discussion forum that has been the venue for discussions and interviews amongst  experts in the warm-up for the conference.

Contact information UNW-DPAC Secretariat // Ulrike Kelm (Ms) Communications and Media Expert UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication Programa de ONU-Agua de Promocion y Comunicacion Casa Solans - Avda. Cataluña, 60 - 50014 Zaragoza - SPAIN (email: ; ;
Phone: (+34) 976 478 346/7 - Fax: (+34) 976 478 349
Event type Conference
File link
File link copy info_brief_water_in_the_green_economy_eng.pdf (PDF, 538 Kb)
Source UNESCO-Water
Geographical coverage Spain,
Address Zaragoza, Spain
Organizer United Nations Office to support the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015; UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC)
Target audience International
Period [03/10/2011 - 04/10/2011]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH