‘Time to Care, before the Rive is Rare’

6th International Water Conference 2021 

Theme: Water, Climate and Justice in the Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic 

27-29 January 2020

ActionAid Bangladesh is going to organise the 6th International Water Conference under the theme of ‘Water, Climate and Justice in the Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic’’ from 27 to 29 January 2021. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, we are going to organise the conference through virtual platform this year.

There will be 4 thematic sessions in this conference- 

Thematic Session 1: Water Commons: Lessons from COVID19; 

Thematic Session 2: Water, Gender and COVID19 nexus;

Thematic Session 3: Rights of Rivers;

Thematic Session 4: Water and Climate: Grassroots Innovation and Solutions


Issue-based research papers will be presented in this conference. Specialists from across the world and people from all spheres of life will join this conference. 

This Conference aims to go beyond territorial and disciplinary boundaries, looking into aspects of water as the key element providing solutions toward a just and green recovery to the climate and COVID19 crisis that the world is facing currently. 

ActionAid Bangladesh has been working on pro-people water justice and people’s indigenous rights to the rivers. As a continuation of our advocacy, we are hosting the 6th International Water Conference. 

Programme Schedule



Day 1: 27 January 2021, Wednesday

Opening Session

10:00 – 11:30 UTC

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (Bangladesh time)

Thematic Session 1: 

Water Commons: Lessons from COVID19

11:45 – 13:15 (UTC)

5:45 pm –7:15 pm (Bangladesh time)

Day 2: 28 January 2021, Thursday 

Thematic Session 2: 

Water, Gender and COVID19 nexus

10:00 – 11:30 (UTC)

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (Bangladesh time)

Thematic Session 3: 

Rights of Rivers

11:45 – 13:15 (UTC)

5:45 pm – 7:15 pm (Bangladesh time)

Day 3: 29 January 2021, Friday

Thematic Session 4: 

Water and Climate - Grassroots Innovation and Solutions

10:00 –11:30 (UTC)                

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (Bangladesh time)

Special Session:

Presentation on River Photography

11:40 – 12:00 UTC

5:40 pm – 6:00 pm (Bangladesh time)  

Closing Session

12:00 – 13:30 (UTC)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Bangladesh time)

To join the conference, please register: http://bit.ly/3baF3yq 

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