World Water Week
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The State of the Evidence Base for WASH Microfinance
Water.org will host a panel discussion examining the current state of evidence for WASH microfinance and identifying the gaps in the knowledge base. Stakeholders, including WASH NGOs, microfinance practitioners, academics, and donors will review the current approach and discuss alterations needed to strengthen the evidence base for WASH microfinance.
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.
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
From Global Policy to Local Project: Managing Water through NDCs
Water management decisions are being reshaped by the UNFCCC Paris Agreement’s country-level goals. However, most climate actions will not be led at a national level but through many other actors, such as cities and civil society. How do we reconcile local, national, and global mitigation and adaptation goals?
The Groundwater Paradox: a hidden challenge for society
Although groundwater forms 96% of the most valuable resource, available freshwater, facts show that little information is available about this resource and consequently groundwater is poorly regulated and governed. The event aims at exploring sociological/psychological, financial and sector thinking reasons that explain this situation.
Increasing impact through donor-supported advocacy for Water Supply and Sanitation
The contribution that advocacy can make towards the achievement of SDG6 is not well understood. IRC, Water.org, IKEA Foundation and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs will help attendees better understand how advocacy and policy shifts amplify changes at national and sub-national levels and demonstrate how advocacy can be monitored.
The Roundtable on financing water
The event will host an interactive discussion with financiers on innovative financial solutions, with illustrations for wastewater and sanitation: How to turn robust pathways of investments into bankable options for investors? How to blend different sources of finance? How to package investments into arrangements that generate market-rate returns?
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.
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.
Sustainable Tariffs: achieveing fair and equitable water management in Sweden
Tuesday 11:00 - 11:45
Setting fair and equitable tariffs in the face of the water challenges from climate change and urbanisation is a cornerstone of a sustainable society. WSP shares lessons learned from helping almost 70 Swedish municipalities to shift from a reactive to a proactive approach to water management.
MENA FOCUS: Investment potential in wastewater treatment and reuse
The event will take stock of the needs, efforts and challenges in MENA regarding financing wastewater treatment and reuse, as well as of best practices and lessons learnt. Input will be provided from countries and financiers. Benefits from synergies with the Nexus approach and national climate actions will be explored.
The Africa EU Water Partnership Project: Unlocking investments through development
The Africa EU Water Partnership Project (AEWPP) aims at significantly improving the financial viability and development impacts of water infrastructure projects. This event will showcase the AEWPP’s approach and its joint efforts with development banks, project preparation facilities, and civil society organizations to unlock capital-flow for water infrastructure in Africa.
EYE ON LAC: What is new on wastewater reuse financing?
A unique opportunity to learn from some of the most innovative wastewater reuse financing cases in LAC, focusing on the barriers that obstruct this circular economy agenda and the incentives that can be developed across the investment cycle (from river basin planning to engineering, normative/regulatory, procurement, construction and operational issues).
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.
Scaling-Up Wastewater Treatment and Management From Source to Sea
The session will examine how the GEF has created enabling policy and institutional frameworks, partnerships and unique financing schemes to support sectoral transformation and the scale-up of good-practices managing wastewater. Examples showcasing source-to-sea management will include the Caribbean and Atlantic SIDS, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea-Danube region and global projects.
Subsidies revisited: Supporting the poorest and most vulnerable in CLTS
Based on recent research and implementation this session will look at current thinking on the use of external support within Community-Led Total Sanitation practice. The session will be highly interactive and ample time will be given to participants to ask questions, comment on presentations and share their own experiences.
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.
Private finance and equitable delivery of WASH services
This session will highlight the inputs and tools needed to move from concept to reality in terms of securing domestic private finance. It will also examine how blending public and private finance can be used to expand services and better provide services to all customers.
Scaling up private sector investment in water and waste
The event will discuss and present practical methods and approaches to scale up the number of private sector investments in Water and Waste for reuse and reduction, considering the topic from the various perspectives of those involved in the process, while ensuring participant discussion.
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.