The presentation will demonstrate the key role water plays for sustainable development in all its dimensions – from an economic, social and environmental perspective. The content will be based on the UN World Water Development Report (WWDR) 2017 “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource”.


It will show how investments in water and sanitation can lead to the creation of jobs and sustainable development. Furthermore, the critical role of wastewater management as an integral part of the integrated water resources management will be discussed.


Wastewater represents an alternative yet reliable source of water and by-products (nutrients, energy, metals), therefore, it is a key component in the necessary move towards a circular economy.


Introduced by:
Carlo Carraro
, ICCG Director and FEEM Scientific Director


Dionisio Perez
, Research associate at FEEM and AXA Research Fund Post Doc Fellow at CMCC

The speaker will give his presentation at ICCG-Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei headquarters in Venice (San Giorgio Maggiore Island).