World Water Week
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Latin America and Caribbean
Youth Solutions to Water Reduce and Reuse: Overcoming Upscaling Hindrances
This interactive session will introduce the actions of young individuals and youth organisations on a global and local scale to implement solutions on the topic of Water and Waste - Reduce and Reuse. Round table discussions will allow the participants to analyze best practice examples and means for upscaling.
Climate mitigation in urban water and sanitation
An initial discussion on the interest of carbon accounting and greenhouse gas mitigation strategies for urban water utilities in emerging economies is followed by two presentations on the ECAM tool and how it has been used as advocacy and decision-support in Thailand, Jordan, Mexico and Peru
Powering the Wastewater Renaissance: Emissions Reduction in Wastewater Management
This event will include: Scene-setting presentation on global emissions abatement opportunity; Scene-setting presentation on the state in Europe, such as LCC, infrastructure, and opportunities; Scenario-based roundtable discussions to enable for creative problem solving; Summary and next steps panel discussion to synthesize results and actions; and Summary report delivered to attendees.
Governing the Paracommons: the case of Palestinian Water
Why do we systematically misrepresent water in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? This panel addresses the issue via the novel concept of the paracommons, offering a crucial paradigmatic transformation in understanding water governance. Exploring the trajectories water can follow makes visible previously ignored interactions and disregarded consequences of water development projects.
Water to mitigate climate change: beyond the obvious
If water is a key for adaptation to climate change, it also underlies many low-carbon solutions. This event aims at clarifying the links between water, energy and mitigation and outline concrete examples, showcasing that water is a central connector to reach the international ambitious targets on climate and development.
Results-Based Financing & WatSan: Improving Systems & Accountability
Results-based financing in sanitation projects have been highly successful in solving development challenges. Through case studies on Sri Lanka and Senegal involving connections to sewerage and on-site sanitation services, the showcase will demonstrate that targeted subsidies and investment to reach the urban poor are cost-effective using this innovative finance approach.
Water in the Circular Economy: Progress, Potential and Financing
This workshop will cover three ‘transitions’: the Progress, Potential and Financing, of “Waste” water in the Circular Economy. The goal is to promote and determine full potential of water in the circular economy and understand the financial requirements and instruments available.
Water Solutions For Remote Areas:From Water Generation to Wastewater Treatment
Thursday 12:00 - 12:45
Water generation and water harvesting in remote and difficult areas. Water storage. Water purification and distribution networks. Consumption solutions, sanitation and hygiene. Waste water management.
Industrial water re-use: A step towards a circular economy
Industrial water re-use practices hold enormous potential for moving closer to a circular economy, reducing water stress, while at the same time generating gains for industry. This session will provide real world examples from industry, and give an overview of common barriers, key success factors, and available tools and technologies.