World Water Week
2016 World Water Week Programme
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Citizen observatories empowering people in integrated water and waste management
Citizen observatories are innovative programmes of collective action between citizens, agencies and scientists to promote a more sustainable and participatory water management. In this interactive event, participants will explore novel approaches by research, policy and NGO communities to meet the opportunities and challenges of citizen observatories for integrated resource management.
Opportunities and limits to water pollution regulations: Session I
Session I: Opportunities and limits to command and control approaches to water pollution management. Where water quality is impacted by point sources of pollution, the response is to control and manage through legislation. However, in situations with diffuse source pollution, this mechanism is less effective and differing approaches are required.
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.
Opportunities and limits to water pollution regulations: Session III
Session III: Holistic view of pollution management from source-to-sea. Around 80 percent of ocean pollution comes from land-based activities. Coordinated action is required to manage all sources of pollution within catchments and across countries and subnational jurisdictions. Achieving water quality objectives requires policy alignment across different sectors at different scales.
Food retailers’ freshwater strategies: Enhancing stewardship through supply chain co-operation
3 presentations (max. 15 minutes each + 5 minutes short Q&A each) from Marks & Spencer, EDEKA and WWF UK/WRAP; Plenary discussion on the questions mentioned under short topic description (30 minutes).
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.
Scaling up Social Accountability for Water and Waste
Millions of people remain excluded from water resources and services. This interactive event will offer evidence on giving citizens a voice and decision making power and how it can lead to greater inclusion and improved waste management..
WASH4Work: Mobilizing Business Action on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Through case examples and interactive multi-stakeholder discussion, participants will identify necessary actions to create an enabling environment designed to catalyze business actions on WASH in the workplace, across their supply chains, and in communities, particularly looking at the connection between core business activities (including water and waste management) and WASH.
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.
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.
The HSBC Water Programme: Transforming lives in the Ganga
Join our interactive session to find out how a multi-partner approach combining corporate stewardship, WASH and citizen science is helping to tackle waste water challenges in the Ganga basin. Our event will cover the innovative Kanpur Leather Buyers’ platform, improved access to sanitation and research to protect wetlands.
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.
Watershed: Motivating value and values for water
How do people perceive the value of water, and what inspires them to be better consumers and stewards? What are the shared values necessary for change? These are questions that will be explored during the session, "Watershed: Motivating Value and Values for Water."
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.