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From Source to Tap: Unravelling the Link between Water Pollution and Sustainable Water Supply under Changing Climate

30 November –12 December 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

9 December 2023

Time: 10:00-10:45 (GMT +4) | Location: Atoms4Climate Pavilion

A clean and abundant water supply is a necessity for both human consumption and agriculture, so it is essential to understand the sources and pathways of water pollutants. This event will highlight the impact of water pollution on the natural environment and its downstream effects on the sustainability of water supply in the face of climate change. It will also showcase how isotope hydrology offers a powerful tool to unravel this complex web of interactions. By utilizing isotopic tracers, scientists can trace the movement and origin of contaminants in water systems, enabling the identification of pollution sources and pathways and aiding the implementation of effective mitigation strategies to sustain water quality.

Opening Remarks

Hua Liu, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, IAEA


  • Juan Facetti, Ambassador of Paraguay, former Minister of the Environment  

  • Youssef Brouziyne, Head of the MENA Office, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) 

  • Maha Al Zubi, Regional Researcher - Sustainable and Resilient Water Systems, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

  • Takahiro Konami, Director, International Affairs Office, Water and Disaster Management Bureau, MLIT, Japan

Key Takeaways

Johannes Cullmann, UN Water Vice-Chair


Yuliya Vystavna, Senior Water Programme Officer, IAEA  

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