World Water Week
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Balancing competing interests and opportunities for better wastewater governance
Conflicting interests create challenges for managing and using wastewater. To protect the environment and public health, treatment is a priority, while for farmers and entrepreneurs water treatment means loss of nutrients and energy. This session will explore ways of navigating these conflicting interests from a policy and practical perspective.
2030 WRG Country Initiative: Blending Partnerships and Finance for Water Security
The session covers catalytic examples of 2030 WRG’s country engagements aimed at transformative water demand management: Public-private-civil society partnerships, innovative financing mechanisms, policy and regulatory reform, water governance improvements, economic incentives for efficiency enhancement and wastewater treatment, as well as infrastructure development.
#SIWISofa: The AgWater Challenge: Corporate Progress and Learnings
Monday 12:30 - 13:00
In an increasingly consolidated food and agribusiness sector, corporate buyer influence has become a critical driver in reducing water-related impacts of farming. This SIWI Sofa will share how the AgWater Challenge is incentivizing food and beverage companies to provide examples of leadership and encourage commitments to better agriculture water stewardship.
Give a boost to sanitation entrepreneurs!
There is a lack of scalable businesses in the faecal sludge and sanitation space. Having yet another accelerator challenge and incubator initiative to attract businesses is not going to solve the problem. What can be done to support entrepreneurs? Give them a BOOST! Join this event and find out how.
Harnessing water risk tools: expanding our understanding of water waste
This session will shed light on how water risk tools help understand local context and contribute to innovative water reduction and reuse opportunities at an optimal scale. Participants will learn how these tools and engagement in public policy can improve the water-waste cycle and deliver shared benefits in watersheds worldwide.
Gender and the Sanitation Market
Market-based approaches to sanitation harness market forces to stoke demand and build supply capacity for sanitation products and services. This side event draws on the experience of development practitioners and funders to move beyond theory to drive the discussion on how to incorporate gender-equity objectives into market-based approaches to sanitation.
WASH4Work: Mobilizing Business Action on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Through case examples and interactive multi-stakeholder discussion, participants will identify necessary actions to create an enabling environment designed to catalyze business actions on WASH in the workplace, across their supply chains, and in communities, particularly looking at the connection between core business activities (including water and waste management) and WASH.
Safe Water Enterprises: the opportunity to reach a billion people?
Safe water enterprises can play a larger role in providing clean drinking water globally according to the findings of a new, in-depth study. The session will help governments, aid agencies, impact investors, NGOs, the private sector understand this untapped potential and offer avenues to collaborate in national and global initiatives.
Fully engaging the disenfranchised society in water governance
The event will gather public and private sector water and waste services-related decision-makers who are transforming the usual processes for developing strategies and business plans, in order to build in greater involvement of the disenfranchised segment of society early in the life cycle of projects.
Toilet Board Coalition Business Approaches to Waste to Resource Models
Toilet Board Coalition members, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Firmenich and LIXIL and the 2017 Toilet Accelerator cohort share progress on new business models for sanitation and waste management in low-income countries, collaborative innovation approaches between large & small businesses and public-private partnerships to deliver impact at scale - business solutions for SDG6.
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.
Water Stewardship - different ways but same objectives?
The session presents a shared vision on how water stewardship can contribute to water security, economic resilience and showcases where it has made an impact. Similarities and synergies between different initiatives are showcased and mechanisms for further alignment and collaboration is discussed with a view towards scaling up the impact.
Financing the SDGs:The Ghana Water Trust and Attracting Private Investment
Achieving SDG 6.1 requires significant increase in investment, with governments and development agencies looking to innovative ways of funding the gap. This facilitated open discussion will explore the opportunities of a Ghana Water Trust to attract private sector investment with different funding models such as blended finance.
Building Africa’s Leadership in Sanitation: USAID, Gates Foundation/UNESCO, AMCOW Innovations
This event is targeted at participants interested in leadership, capacity building and in stimulating a new generation of change-makers in sanitation. This participatory session design will focus on: leadership in sanitation, triggering institutional reform, improving distance education, reviewing training innovations and creating sustainable centres of knowledge.
Showcasing business best practice for climate adaption and water stewardship
Thursday 15:00 - 15:45
Through innovative case examples and interactive multi-stakeholder discussion, participants will learn about best practice for business actions on water and climate resilience across operations and supply chains, particularly looking at the connections and co-benefits among core business activities including water reuse, stormwater capture, and wastewater management, which drives circular economy.