“Water for Peace“ is the theme of UN World Water Day 2024. This motto is motivated by the crucial importance of water in our lives and in our society. Unequal access to water, the small number of cooperation agreements world wide, need to protect and preserve our water resources in times of climate change, ubiquitous reliance on a well-functioning and equitably managed water cycle are all issues that require urgent attention at international, regional and local levels.
This year’s conference dedicated to this day in Bulgaria will align with this theme, and bring to the audience a discussion about the importance and best practices of transboundary river operations and management, about the different aspects of the exploitation of water resources and about cutting edge technologies and solutions that can help address the main challenges of the water sector with respect to water resources management, preservation and effective use.
The key message “Prosperity and peace rely on water“ will be catered through a look at the strategies and approaches for climate change adaptation related to water, measures to build water resilience and water smart society in the age of increasing interchange of water scarcity, floods and droughts, and the need of innovation and cooperation on the way of achieving them.
This year’s traditional conference of the Bulgarian Water Association, dedicated to the World Water Day is co-organized with Mozaika, The Humanizing Technologies Lab, a solution provider in water resources management with advanced technologies using Earth observation and AI. It is endorsed by the European Space Agency and supported by the International Association of Water Service Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area.
We have prepared a vivid agenda of keynote talks, presentations and discussions from experts, water professionals, policy makers, decision makers, solution providers from the public, private and non-governmental sector from Bulgaria and other European countries and expect international audience to help celebrate the World Water Day in Bulgaria.
Special award ceremony in the beginning of the day will distinguish the best photos in the photo competition “The beauty of water”, conducted annually by the Bulgarian Water Association together with the Ministry of Environment and Water of Republic of Bulgaria.