Montpellier to host the Euro-Africa Water Days

Montpellier is hosting a two-day summit to review and debate water-related challenges faced by African and European cities – and their most innovative solutions.

The Euro-Africa Water Days, to which the City Diplomacy Lab at Columbia Global Centers | Paris is a scientific partner, will be held on October 9 and 10 in Montpellier, France.

Representatives from international organizations, nations, local governments, cities, academia, civil society organizations, and businesses from Africa and Europe will discuss the challenges and opportunities related to local water management. Plenary and roundtable topics include peace, governance, gender, climate risks, urbanization, and urban and peri-urban agriculture. Discussions will be held in French.

The Water Days are hosted by the City and Metropolitan Governments of Montpellier. They are part of the Euro-Africa Montpellier Biennial (October 9–15), featuring more than 70 initiatives to discuss the present and future of cultural, scientific, and economic cooperation between Europe and Africa.