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UN 2023 Water Conference: Bioremediation is the solution for the treatment of waste water.


Name: Dr. Aparna Gunjal, Doctor/PhD member of the Institut de diplomatie publique

Designation: Assistant Professor

Department: Microbiology

Institute: Dr. D. Y. Patil, Arts, Commerce and Science College, India

The General Assembly, in its resolution 73/226, decided to convene United Nations 2023 Water Conference.

The first round of special accreditation for stakeholder organizations to participate in the UN 2023 Water Conference resulted with non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, scientific community, the private sector and philanthropic organizations having been approved by the United Nations General Assembly to participate as observers in the Conference.

The final list was submitted by the President of the General Assembly to all Member States on 24 August includes the Institut de diplomatie publique.

I would like to provide several comments and suggestions on this theme.

Water for health

Water is needed for all purposes i.e., drinking, washing, cleaning house, etc. and is very

precious. Due to industrialization, now water quality is hampered and is polluted by

chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, etc. Therefore, this polluted water needs treatment and

then after treatment can be released in the water bodies.

Institut de diplomatie publique can help by providing solution for the treatment of waste water.

Bioremediation is a process that uses mainly microorganisms, plants, or microbial or plant enzymes to detoxify contaminants in the soil and other environments, incl. water.

Bioremediation is the solution for the treatment of waste water.

The waste water after treatment will not cause any hazardous impact on the environment or human health.

Research can be carried out in bioremediation area and members of Institut de diplomatie publique will help in this matter.

This is the need of the hour globally. Now bioremediation using synthetic biology is gaining attention by the researchers. So, the various universities, scientists from different organizations can collaborate with the members of Institut de diplomatie publique for research in bioremediation area.

The involvement of the Institut de diplomatie publique in collaboration programmes should be based on the recognition that our research does not stand alone. It is one aspect of an competitive ecosystem of public diplomacy.

Recognition of this context sets the basis for multinational collaborations.

Different types of collaboration create different requirements and different organisational

forms of collaboration.

We should run from spontaneous research deriving from the interests of our members, to highly organised research defined by the Institute.

This collaboration requires active sharing of tasks and information among members which are dispersed geographically.

Water for climate, resilience and environment

The water for climate, resilience and environment aspect is very important.

The new policies, standards and regulations set by World Health Organisation (WHO) must beadopted.

This is important from the aspect of environment also. The Institut de diplomatie publique will adopt measures and collaborate with different countries to study more and carry research on water for climate, resilience and environment.


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