Addressing the key theme “Water for Sustainable Development”, this side event will explore how Eco-Industrial Parks can be a key lever for the sustainable use of water in industry. Indeed, Eco-Industrial Parks (EIP) involve the holistic development of industrial areas towards circular economy, resource-efficiency, sustainability, risk reduction and resilience.
Water management is a key feature of the EIP approach, with criteria ranging from increased re-use of water (industrial effluents and rain water) and requirements to develop physical networks of reuse/ cascading of water. Moreover, a key tenet of an EIP is that they must not negatively impact local water sources or access to water by surrounding communities. Thus, all industrial wastewater must be treated to applicable environmental standards and 25 % of the water is required to be reused or recycled.
Organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the World Bank Group and GIZ, with the support of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), this session will feature presentations on activities promoting sustainable water use in industrial areas followed by concrete examples of the implementation of Eco-Industrial park approaches in Indonesia, Bangladesh and South Africa.
On behalf of NatuReS, Dr. Faith Lawrence, Country Coordinator for NatuReS in South Africa, will present about “Economic Resilience through Water Stewardship”, sharing experiences from implementing sustainable water management in industrial parks from South Africa.
The session will take place on 20 March, 2023 from 08:00-9:30 pm (GMT-5/NY) | 13:00-14:30 CET.
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