Partner Webinar: High Level Panel on Water Update

Thursday 15 June
Presenter: Tony Slatyer, Special Adviser on Water, DFAT

Presentation slides (2.4mb)   Webinar recording (YouTube)

The High Level Panel on Water was launched by the United Nations Secretary-General and President of the World Bank in April 2016 to accelerate global progress on Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Ensure access to water and sanitation for all) as well as to contribute to the achievement of the other SDGs that rely on the development and management of water resources. The Australian Prime Minister is one of 11 sitting Heads of State and government who make up the Panel.

On Thursday 15 June, Mr Tony Slatyer, Special Adviser on Water with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade explained how the Panel is working, outlined Australia-led efforts to date and potential roles of AWP partners.

Topics discussed:

  1. Origins and purpose of the HLPW
  2. Modus operandi 
    a. Role of leaders
    b. Officials process
    c. Action Plan
  3. Australia-led HLPW actions
    a.Water data
    b.Water use efficiency
    c.Water sector innovation
  4. Next steps for the HLPW
    a.Upcoming events
    b.Potential roles of AWP partners

For more information:

Tony Slatyer
Special Adviser on Water
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
M: +61 417 040 158