EauMega 2020 follows the first edition “EauMega 2015” hosted in December 2015 in Paris during COP 21, to draw attention to the significant challenges megacities are facing and to propose the creation of a global alliance to focus on climate change and water security: the Megacities Alliance for Water and Climate (MAWAC).
The objectives of the conference are:
- Produce a scientific and technical overview of water challenges and solutions that Megacities face and use to mitigate the effects of climate change, by concretizing the exchange of their expertise in the specific field of water.
- Strengthen the dialogue between science and policy actors at local level.
- Officially launch the Megacities Alliance for Water and Climate (MAWAC) and its cooperation platfom based on IHP-Wins.
MAWAC aims to provide a platform for Megacities to share their experiences and challenges, propose solutions, and to obtain access to technical and financial support for programmes and projects, enabling them to successfully overcome the challenges of climate change.