Water Ethics: What does it Mean in Practice?


water ethics Days: 18 May 2021

Time: 14:00-15:30

Type: Bilingual Webinar 

Where: Museum of the History of Science in Geneva / Zoom 

Registration: By email:ev@asbs.sg

Cost: Free 

About: Workshop for Water Ethics (W4W) association remains faithful to its ethical and interdisciplinary approach, and will seek to explore through field case presentations, what Water Ethics means in practice. As an interdisciplinary, non-political and citizen-based platform, W4W has set itself the following objectives:

- To thematise and clarify the ethical dimension of equitable and sustainable water management in a globalised world
- To contribute through original thinking
- To influence the creation of an environment favourable to the implementation of international commitments.

Reports of previous editions are available via Globethics.net Publications via the Praxis and Text series (FR, ENG).



14 :00 - Welcome: Dr. Laurence-Isaline Stahl Gretsch 
Introduction of the moderator: Ambassador Benoît Girardin

14:05 - Introduction: "Water Advocacy" - Dr. Evelyne Fiechter-Widemann

14 :10 - Part I: Challenges in 2021
Political and legal perspectives -  Dr. Cecilia Tortajada
"Government, as an important player of the advocacy of water"

Economic perspective - Prof. Dr. Asit K. Biswas
"Public participation in water management: Chinese experiences"

Ethical perspective - Dr. Benoît Girardin
"Articulation between ethics, ecology and economy: the case of Nestlé and its partnership with farmers operating near water sources"

Legal perspective - Prof. Dr. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes
"The contribution of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to access to water"

15.10 -  Part II: Q&A and debates between speakers

15 :30 - End of the event