World Water Week
2016 World Water Week Programme
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Urban Lessons from Japan: Technical Exchange on Water and Waste
Lessons will be presented from technical knowledge exchanges held in Japan and research commissioned through the collaboration between the World Bank and the Japanese Government. The Tokyo Development Learning Center, World Bank Group will serve as the convener.
Snow Leopards: A Surprising Solution to Water & Climate Security?
A combination of scientific tools, community engagement and environmental conservation is helping Asia's high mountains progress towards water and climate security. Lessons and products from this multi-stakeholder project can be applied to other geographies, helping the world progress to multiple SDG targets.
ASIA FOCUS: Sustainable Wastewater and Fecal Sludge Management: Fit-for-Purpose Solutions
This event aims at discussing ways to promote sustainable wastewater and sludge management in Asian developing countries. Key aspects will be examined including institutional, regulatory, financing arrangements, appropriate technology selection, stakeholders’ involvement. The outcomes of this event will be integrated in the Policy Declaration of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit.
ASIA FOCUS:Building Cities of the Future through High-Performing Water Utilities
The event will focus on how utilities are at the forefront of development, and that without high performing utilities, there cannot be cities of the future. Discussions will include water management in cities, the role of utilities, and to how to improve their capacity to better contribute to city development.
Clean and Circular: The Future of Made In China Fashion
Much of thirsty and dirty global fashion and raw materials still come from China. Can the industry survive the country’s move to a ‘Beautiful China’ and new stringent environmental regulations? In our seminar hear from on-ground Chinese stakeholders on their action on managing wastewater, chemicals, raw materials and waste.
Circular Economy Cities: Transforming China and India's Urban Wastewater
This seminar will showcase research on transforming traditional urban wastewater and sewage management systems towards circular economy, contrast approaches gaining traction in China and India,and discuss policies, institutional, and financial challenges. Harnessing much-needed energy from materials traditionally considered “waste” can impact urban energy use, emissions, and achieving IUWM and SDGs.
Advancing water innovation in Europe, China and globally
Leaders from government, private sector, and the scientific community across Europe and China will discuss ways to advance the forefront of water innovation. They will present recommendations to improve strategic research and innovation cooperation, accelerate the development of new solutions and deploy existing technologies to growing challenges each face.
Pathogen flows: New insights and implications for urban sanitation
We do not know where the biggest health threat lies in traditional wastewater solutions for densely-populated and rapidly-urbanizing areas, yet liquid discharges (piped effluents, intended leachates, unintended leakages) receive less attention than faecal sludge. This event will critically examine pathogen removal assumptions/knowledge and explore implications for investment, policy, and research.
Tapping capital markets to finance WASH investments: An SDG imperative
Panelists will present their experiences in financing investments in and relevant to the WASH sector and explore how this experience can be incorporated into new strategies and partnerships to expand access to commercial and market capital. The audience will be encouraged to provide their views during an open, interactive session.