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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.
Chain-reaction: making corporate supply-chains work for WASH and the SDGs
This session will share analysis, case studies and strategy for effective action on WASH and faecal waste management within corporate supply chains where one in five people work. Progressive action at this scale will benefit workers, communities, business and the environment, and make a major contribution to the SDGs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Improving our waters: how innovation in textiles is reducing pollution
This event will present state-of-the-art initiatives and innovations that are transforming the textile industry’s impact on water quality. Case studies will describe the sector’s sustainability journey and inspire interactive discussion of lessons learned. It will offer valuable insights for all sectors interested in water stewardship and sustainable development.
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.
Ensuring adaptation through insurance: Mainstreaming resilient nature-based water management
Nature based solutions can reduce vulnerability to climate induced hazards, especially drought and flooding, and this risk reduction can be assessed and incorporated within insurance schemes. Leaders and experts from city authorities, insurance companies, and government will discuss how to operationalize the insurance value of ecosystems to guide resilient development.
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.
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.