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Latin America and Caribbean
Irrigating Forests with Wastewater - natural and effective water treament?
Incorporating forests in wastewater treatment can increase water recyclability, reduce water treatment costs and improve forest and land conservation. This event will highlight the potential role of trees and forests in wastewater treatment and promote dialogue between the forest and water sectors in order to nurture integrated policies and management.
Reaching Millions - future capacity development for the sanitation sector
This seminar aims to share experience on new eLearning solutions for sanitation, ranging from MOOCs, small private online courses (SPOCs) or blended learning formats combining distance learning and live teaching. In a world café format, participants will discuss the potentials and limitations in reaching sanitation and water professionals through eLearning.
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.
EYE ON LAC:Before/after the toilet-Sewer connectivity and fecal-sludge management
Latin America has agreed to work towards adequate sanitation by 2030. This goal cannot be achieved if people don’t connect to sewer networks and fecal sludge is not properly managed. This seminar will focus on identifying strategies to promote connectivity and find solutions to the FSM challenges the region faces.
From data to decision: monitoring water quality at scale
WHO, UNICEF, The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, and Akvo will share their different perspectives and experiences to explore approaches to monitoring water quality at scale for SDG6. This interactive event will include an audience discussion about different methods and the process of getting from data to decision.
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.
Journey to a world free of untreated wastewater
~~Seeing a world free of untreated wastewater may take several “SDG periods”. We are in danger of leaving the wastewater challenge to young people. This event involves young professionals challenging wastewater leaders on interim actions leading to safe water reuse until the world is free from untreated wastewater.
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.
Water and Sanitation: Innovative Mobile Solutions to Improve Service Delivery
This event will present the latest insights into the use of mobile technology to improve access to water and sanitation for the underserved by virtue of efficient and better managed utility service providers. It will be of a particular interest to utilities, NGOs, service providers and financiers.
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.
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).
HEPI: supporting WASH actors get ready for the next outbreak
Wednesday 12:00 - 12:45
This event aims to present UNICEF‘s HEPI initiative (Health Emergencies Preparedness Initiative). UNICEF will present the latest thinking and preparedness initiatives on WASH responses in health emergencies.
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.
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.
Unlocking Finance for Urban Water Reuse and Resilience
This session will highlight financial and technical challenges faced by utilities across the Caribbean, Africa, and United States working to develop innovative approaches that treat wastewater as a resource, build water reuse capabilities, and increase efficiency. Participants will identify actionable solutions to these challenges through an interactive session format.
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.
New Analytics to Reach the Poor With WASH Services
Achieving the SDGs requires new insights about the location of poor and vulnerable populations and their WASH service levels in order to design appropriate interventions. This session presents new analytics developed under the WASH Poverty Diagnostics Initiative that can inform investment and program planning to be benefit the most needy.
Solid fuel from sludge: Resource recovery worth getting heated about
Making solid fuel from the sludge may not be the obvious route to reuse, but the growing cost of traditional fuels and declining availability is changing the market. The case studies from three independent organizations in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya will change the way you think about sludge.
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.
Don’t neglect maintainers: Don’t waste investments for WASH in schools
WASH in Schools (WinS) is directly linked to three SDGs and included in an indicator of the education goal. This seminar focuses on the key success factors for improving management and O&M of WinS, in its multi-faceted stakeholder setting, comparing innovative approaches, but always placing the caretaker at the centre.
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.
Public Private Partnerships in urban sanitation: Why, when, how
This side event will bring together diverse stakeholders in urban sanitation – including public authorities, sanitation businesses, WASH-implementing organisations, and donors – to explore the ingredients required to develop effective public private partnerships across the sanitation chain.
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.
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.
Six critical components for SDG 6.3: Does your country count?
Achieving SDG 6 and target 6.3 will require fast and effective national policy adjustments and multi-sectoral decision making. This event will show national Governments and their partners how they may realign policy frameworks to accelerate progress against target 6.3 by collaborating around and building evidence for six policy-critical components.