World Water Week
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Accelerating actions for Water & Disasters in the next Decade
In parallel with the UN/international process to discuss the actions for water and disasters in the framework of the International Decade for Action, "Water for Sustainable Development", the event will be the opportunity for stakeholders to express their views on priority actions for water and disasters in the next decade.
Monitoring transboundary water cooperation: how the dedicated SDG indicator helps
The event will analyze the experience of the baseline reporting on SDG indicator 6.5.2 dedicated to transboundary cooperation, undertaken in 2017. Aspects such as the methodology, the experience by countries in reporting, the presentation of the data and the use of its results to advance cooperation worldwide will be discussed.
How to empower stakeholders reducing and reusing water; collaborative modelling
The side event entitled ‘How to empower stakeholders to reduce and reuse water; collaborative modelling’ will be an inclusive platform for knowledge and ideas sharing in relation to collaborative modelling and its use to reduce and reuse water by means of empowering stakeholders and ensuring their involvement in decision making.
Smart regulation to reduce faecal contamination of urban water resources
This session will present recent research around smart regulation of sanitation provision by urban citizens including slum landlords. We'll use engaging games to explore ways in which regulation in challenging contexts can be made smarter. It's important: better regulation of urban sanitation can have major impact on water resource quality.
Water Resources (In-)Security and Conflict – Exploring Inter-Linkages
The session starts with a keynote outlining different interlinkages between water security and conflict. Then, participants identify and map inter-linkages – in thematic discussion groups – through specific examples. The discussion is structured along a set of guiding questions that structure the briefing note to be prepared as an outcome.
Towards a healthy Ganges
This session will bring together scientist, NGOS, academics and government officials to review in four lively presentations the status and challenges in the Ganga basin and to discuss and prioritize in a participatory panel innovative and cost-effective solutions to achieve a healthy river in the coming decade.
MENA Focus: MENA Water World Café 2017
Brief plenary session will outline the MENA Water World Café 2017. Participants divided into three working groups will discuss: “Rethink before use” (group 1) “Climate change and Water- Waste Cycle” (group 2) –and “Water quality management” (group 3).
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.
Operationalizing resilience within water security
Advances in practical approaches for the assessment and management of climate change and other risks, and operationalizing resilience concepts at the country, basin, and project level will be shared. With active participation of world leading experts in freshwater resource management, real cases will be shared and discussed.
Reducing waste in efficient irrigation: What pathways and who gains?
This session explores emerging debates and policy interventions, mainly focusing on drip irrigation technology, aiming to deliver more efficient irrigation and free up water for other purposes. It highlights the traps, risks, and opportunities that face public authorities, regulators, investors and policy-makers, and discusses alternative ways forward.