World Water Week
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Latin America and Caribbean
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
Operationalizing Citywide Inclusive Sanitation: right tools? right use?
The event will: (i) provide an overview of the variety of existing urban sanitation planning/design tools; (ii) compare their compatibility/complementarity and identify any important gaps; (iii) discuss a better alignment of those developing/disseminating the tools; and (iv) discuss the tools’ effective use and feedback mechanisms to measure/improve their use.
Rethink water. Reinvent business. Reframing the way businesses value water
Succeeding in a water quality constrained world requires us shift from conservation to reuse. This session will discuss opportunities and challenges of operationalizing circular principles for water management for business, with an emphasis on leveraging data and insights to inform and make the business case for more circular water management.
Snow Leopards: A Surprising Solution to Water & Climate Security?
A combination of scientific tools, community engagement and environmental conservation is helping Asia's high mountains progress towards water and climate security. Lessons and products from this multi-stakeholder project can be applied to other geographies, helping the world progress to multiple SDG targets.
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.
UN-Water Stakeholder Dialogue
This event will collect information, suggestions and stakeholder experience to feed into the production of the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation (planned publication date: May 2018). The report will provide input to the SDG 6 in-depth review of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (mid-2018).
Strengthening national processes for achieving SDG6: SWA’s country engagement experience
The event wlll establish a dialogue on collaborative efforts to support government-led processes, triggered by presentations of country case studies. These will be interspersed with interactive methods for participation by the audience (e.g. buzz groups) during which participants will share perspectives and experiences. The session will be wrapped-up in plenary.
Implementing Integrated Urban Water Management: training tools and applied examples
The event will present the key principles of employing an IUWM framework for the review and prioritization of integrated water interventions in developing country cities, including resource recovery and reuse. It will introduce participants to the recently developed IUWM Training Package and have practitioners discuss its usefulness and applicability.
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.