This morning, Deputy Minister Manlio Di Stefano opened the webinar on the World Water Day, as part of the cycle of web meetings “Technology Sapiens – Road to Earth Technology Expo 2021”.
“Water is a cross-border good par excellence,” the Deputy Minister said, “the unconventional use of which can give rise to conflict. At the same time, water is an essential element for the well-being of peoples, for food security, rural development and the sustainability of the agri-food sector, for combating climate change and building a new green economy.”
The Foreign Ministry is consistently committed to keeping the spotlight on water in all international forums, an issue on which Italy invests not only in financial terms but also in terms of human resources and investment in science and research. Today, the candidacy of Florence and Assisi was finalized to host the 2024 World Water Forum, one of the world’s major water events, organised every three years by the World Water Council (WWC).
“This commitment is part of a new green strategy of ecological and energy transition towards a sustainable production and social model, looking ahead to the next generations and to 2050. In fact, we aim to propose an increasingly holistic and responsible vision of how we can live on this Earth,” the Deputy Minister concluded.