World Water Week
2016 World Water Week Programme
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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
Opportunities and limits to water pollution regulations: Session II
Session II: Regulation under scientific uncertainty. The challenge of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). CECs (e.g., pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, personal-care products, nanomaterials) present water quality challenges with potentially serious threats to human health and ecosystems. This session explores policy responses given scientific advancement in identifying, monitoring, preventing and processing CECs.
21st Century Technology: Bridging the Gap to Wastewater Reuse
Water reuse, converting wastewater into new water streams for businesses and communities alike, is the world’s greatest opportunity to help overcome water availability challenges. This expert panel will discuss the economic and environmental benefits of water reuse and how technologies can drive effective, financially-successful, reuse programs.
EYE ON LAC:Halving the proportion of untreated wastewater by 2030
In LAC, it is estimated that only 28% of collected wastewater is adequately treated. This number implies that significant infrastructure investments are needed to meet the new SDG target of halving the proportion of untreated wastewater. This event will discuss how LAC will effectively implement this ambitious target.
Sustainable Tariffs: achieveing fair and equitable water management in Sweden
Tuesday 11:00 - 11:45
Setting fair and equitable tariffs in the face of the water challenges from climate change and urbanisation is a cornerstone of a sustainable society. WSP shares lessons learned from helping almost 70 Swedish municipalities to shift from a reactive to a proactive approach to water management.
Solving the plastic waste crisis in urban waterways
The panel discusses the challenges of waste and plastic pollution in urban canal and river systems and the benefits of collaboration between the waste and water sectors. The event explores circular economy approaches for an effective plastics system and biocycle. It also presents examples from developing and emerging countries.
ASIA FOCUS:Building Cities of the Future through High-Performing Water Utilities
The event will focus on how utilities are at the forefront of development, and that without high performing utilities, there cannot be cities of the future. Discussions will include water management in cities, the role of utilities, and to how to improve their capacity to better contribute to city development.
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.
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.
Water in the Circular Economy: Progress, Potential and Financing
This workshop will cover three ‘transitions’: the Progress, Potential and Financing, of “Waste” water in the Circular Economy. The goal is to promote and determine full potential of water in the circular economy and understand the financial requirements and instruments available.
Water Scarce Cities - towards urban water security under scarcity
Cities face growing challenges to adequately manage dwindling water resources in the face of urbanization and climate change. This panel of expert practitioners will discuss how developing water-stressed cities can draw new and existing solutions from the experience of pioneer cities in California, East Asia and the Middle East.