YorkU appointed academic lead of UN’s new Water Academy


At the recent United Nations (UN) 2023 Water Conference, York University was named the academic lead of the UN’s newly established Water Academy. The Water Academy is a multisector initiative to develop an innovative water educational resource. YorkU will work with the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) alongside other public and private sector partners to create an immersive learning program that fosters skills and knowledge in water management and encourages a water culture based on ethics and responsibility. “By working together with UNITAR, York University demonstrates the important role of higher education in addressing societal issues and advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through scholarship and activism,” said YorkU President Rhonda Lenton.