Washington, D.C. – This week at the UN Water Conference and New York Water Week, the National Geographic Society is launching the World Water Map, in collaboration with Utrecht University and Esri, as part of the five-year World Freshwater Initiative. The Society is also hosting a screening of Nkashi: Race for the Okavango, which recently premiered in Botswana and explores freshwater issues and stories of resilience in the Okavango Delta.
National Geographic Society’s events will include:
Wednesday, March 22 at the Millenium Hilton (1 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017)
- 7 PM ET: The Society will present the World Water Map – a unique geovisualization of global freshwater supply and demand.
- 8 PM ET: The Society will then host a screening of Nkashi: Race for the Okavango, a new film that shows the triumphs and challenges of three mokoro (dugout canoe) polers in Botswana’s Okavango Delta
Thursday, March 23 in the UN Media Zone (General Assembly Hall, UNHQ):
- 10:30 AM ET: The Society will provide an additional presentation and analysis of the World Water Map at the UN Water Conference Media Zone Note, this event requires UN Water Conference badge access.
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