Critical perspectives on the Sustainable Development Goals: conference and poster competition

The IHE Water governance chair group is joining forces with the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and other academic institutions, to organise a conference on Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate”. Everybody seems busy in organising conferences on the SDGs, so why having another one?

Our will focus on fresh water on fresh water (SDG 6) in connection to food (SDG 2) and climate change (SDG 13). Ok this might not sound particularly new, since the water food energy nexus (with land and climate as optional variables) has become a buzzword in academic and policy makers circles. Our ambition is to adopt a “critical perspective on governance by sustainable development”. We will try to be critical by answer provoking question such as: How meaningful is a target on universal access to water when no further indicators on access are given? Does SDG 13 help Amsterdam to become climate resilient? Climate resiliency for whom?

If you wish to contribute to the discussion you can also join our poster competition. Did you just finalize your thesis and come up with some amazing findings? Does your research deserve a broader audience than your supervisor, peers and parents? If so, then participate in the poster competition and let the world know about your research! The winners will receive a certificate and their research will be featured on the  CSDS and SDGNederland  websites. The competition is open to Bachelor, MSc and PhD students.

Send your poster (PDF version) to by 15 June.

Are you ready to join at the University of Amsterdam’s Roeterseiland complex on June 25 and 26? This is explicitly meant to be an inclusive conference and there are no registration fees.

You can register here.

More information about the program and the logistic of the conference can be found here.





Cite this blog post
Gabriela Cuadrado Quesada (2018, May 8). Critical perspectives on the Sustainable Development Goals: conference and poster competition. FLOWs. Retrieved June 23, 2024, from

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