Roundtable.18 Jul 2023, 8:30 EST

Sharing experiences of managing natural resources holistically – from source to sea

What is needed to incentivize and implement holistic management of land, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems that addresses anthropogenic crises and enables sustainable development?

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Mission of the Kingdom of Sweden to the U.N.
1 Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
885 Second Avenue, 46th Floor
New York, USA

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This event focuses on the need to adopt holistic and systemic approaches, such as source-to-sea management, that can address several SDGs simultaneously.
If we are to achieve the 2030 Agenda, we must accelerate progress.

Source-to-sea management is a much-needed game changer from current fragmented approaches that prevent decisive actions towards more sustainable, equitable and resilient societies. This innovative approach highlights the upstream and downstream linkages between actions on land (e.g., urban development, agriculture and forestry), freshwater, coastal, and marine ecosystems. Additionally, it fosters participation and collaboration between stakeholders to prioritize actions that hold the greatest potential for positive impacts in the whole system.

This session aims to build on the process of the UN 2023 Water Conference.

Representatives from around the world will share how they implement source-to-sea approaches effectively by:

  • identifying successes and opportunities,
  • discussing how to overcome challenges specific to their own contexts, and
  • highlighting what is necessary to advance on this transformation.

This interactive learning opportunity will encourage a behaviour shift towards working more comprehensively across the fulfilment of several SDGs, in particular SDGs 6, 13, 14, 15, 11, and 5.


  • Opening message
    Charlotta Schlyter, Ambassador and Head of Section for Sustainable Development, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in New York
  • Keynote | Building momentum in the adoption of source-to-sea management
    Ruth Mathews, Senior Manager, Stockholm international Water Institute, Coordinator, Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management
  • Panel discussion | Taking steps toward source-to-sea management and catalysing action
    Speakers to be confirmed
  • Presentation | Expert agency response to roundtable and closing message
    Tessa Goverse, Chief of the Source-to-Sea Pollution Unit, UNEP (tbc)
  • On-site discussion | Exclusive onsite roundtable discussion about source-to-sea implementation
    (This section will not be live-streamed)
Source-to-SeaWater governanceTransboundary Water Cooperation
18 Jul 2023, 8:30 EST
New York (USA)

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Government of Sweden
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Hellenic Republic
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Stockholm International Water Institute
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