World Water Week
2015 World Water Week Programme
2015 World Water Week Programme
2014 World Water Week Programme
2013 World Water Week Programme
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Aid and Disaster Relief
Information and Communications
Latin America and Caribbean
Managing change: strengthening resilience to climate and disaster risks
This workshop will discuss how climate and disaster resilience can be achieved in the context of sustainable development. Through case studies of innovative approaches to sustainably manage water and energy resources, it will highlight challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from efforts toward integrating disaster and climate risk management.
Water as a driver for sustainable development and poverty eradication
The objective is to highlight waterrelated drivers and solutions that will contribute to eradication of extreme poverty and sustainable and equitable development. The workshop will address: perspectives of the poor; rights-based perspective; justice and equity; use of economic instruments; how to measure progress; roles of entrepreneurship and private sector.
Information technologies for a smarter water future
Providing ideas and examples of how information technologies can be harnessed for a sustainable future: increasing water and energy efficiency in the value chain; building smart solutions; reaching out to farmers, consumers and other civil society groups; reaching out to stakeholders through social media; and ensuring informed decision-making.
Sustainable Cities: a pipe dream or realistic future?
How to provide equitable water services to all in urban settings and explore the role of the public and private sectors and civil society. Highlighting the need for an integrated urban water management approach that couples innovations in governance and planning, science and technology, large and small-scale solutions.
Implementing the SDGs in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
This workshop targets a number of questions, including: Which measures are needed to implement a water goal? What are the bottlenecks? What is the status of indicator development? How to strengthen capacity building? Tools needed to accomplish behavior change and improved water use efficiency? What financing mechanisms are available?
Managing water resources for green growth and equity
Understanding the linkages between freshwater system investments and use; natural capital degradation; inefficient allocation rules; the effect of utilisation rates on economic development. Where is economic development limited by the degradation of natural capital and inefficient allocation rules? Response mechanisms required for a more efficient use of the resource?
Governance and viable post-2015 development
This workshop aims to highlight governance structures needed for inclusive development, poverty alleviation and fair deals between civic movements and economic actors, locally and along the value chain. Cases that illustrate effective socioeconomic compacts in different, water, energy and other resource contexts, especially with practical policy lessons, are welcome.
Freshwater Ecosystems and Human Development
This workhop will discuss how we can meet growing water demand for food, energy, urbanisation and other human needs while maintaining productive, resilient freshwater ecosystems. The workshop will profile advances and challenges related to sustainable water stewardship, consider current and future freshwater security concerns, showcase promising innovations and proven solutions.