World Water Week
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Latin America and Caribbean
City of Stockholm Cocktail Reception
Monday 09:00 - 12:15
Why Women? Why Water? The Gap Inc. and USAID Alliance
Monday 14:00 - 14:45
To engage stakeholders on topical issues related to the Women + Water Alliance: behavior change communication; water sanitation hygiene; finance; partnerships; India
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.
Antimicrobial resistance putting sustainable development at risk: Drivers, impacts, solutions.
Facing the broad range of initiatives working on antimicrobial resistance or pharmaceuticals in the environment, this event will be a stocktaking of knowledge, processes and actors, in order to build synergies and increase efficiency and to make those heard that are not necessarily part of the major global processes.
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).
Give a boost to sanitation entrepreneurs!
There is a lack of scalable businesses in the faecal sludge and sanitation space. Having yet another accelerator challenge and incubator initiative to attract businesses is not going to solve the problem. What can be done to support entrepreneurs? Give them a BOOST! Join this event and find out how.
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.
Overcoming water scarcity and drought trough ‘reduce and re-use’
Protection of the Sacred: Wastewater management and Indigenous Realities
What are the implications of water and wastewater management on indigenous cultures and survival? Many indigenous peoples hold a holistic worldview on water but face injustices regarding water pollution, especially women. How to ensure indigenous peoples participate in decision-making, and designing of solutions? Making space for indigenous voices on water/wastewater.
Reaching Millions - future capacity development for the sanitation sector
This seminar aims to share experience on new eLearning solutions for sanitation, ranging from MOOCs, small private online courses (SPOCs) or blended learning formats combining distance learning and live teaching. In a world café format, participants will discuss the potentials and limitations in reaching sanitation and water professionals through eLearning.
SDG-Synergies: Countries Link WASH and Nutrition to Reduce Malnutrition
The impact of WASH on nutritional status is increasingly evident, calling on WASH-related programmes to become more nutrition-sensitive. Several countries are successfully linking WASH and Nutrition through policy, budgeting, and implementation. Public Officials will share their countries’ related experiences, encouraging other countries to replicate them, or scale-up their own.
Toward Women-Inclusive Water Governance
The event will discuss how to assess the impact of women's involvement in water policy making and implementation, with the objective to learn from practical experiences and formulate policy recommendations on how to foster women-inclusive water governance.
Unravelling the MagiCube: WSTF’s approach to up-scaling water and sanitation
The showcase will present the successful up-scaling approach of the Kenyan urban water and sanitation sector, using video sequences and interactive group activities.
The Colorado River Basin Study: Collaborative Solutions to Water Sustainability
Monday 15:00 - 15:45
Reclamation will showcase its innovative WaterSMART Basin Studies Program, highlighting the program in the Colorado River Basin, including a discussion on cost-sharing with non-Federal partners, projecting future supply and demand by river basin, managing a transboundary watershed, and conducting a trade-off analysis of various adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Accountability in WASH: from emergency to development
From emergency to development, governments and development-partners face an accountability dilemma. Governments often lack the capacity to deliver services meeting users´ needs, yet delivering needed services through non-state actors can be at the expense of building citizen-state accountability. The event explores ways to reinforce domestic accountability for sustainable service delivery.
Australian water Tools for drought management
This session showcases Australian water tools that can support all aspects of drought management, from the provision of water data to the planning and operation of a regional integrated water management system.
Experience different perspectives on the urban water-energy-waste nexus!
In this interactive group work participants are invited to take the perspective of different nexus stakeholders and discuss crucial technological, socio-cultural, environmental and political factors for the water-energy-waste systems of urban settings. In vital discussions and by presenting their results, the participants will identify barriers of sustainable urban transformation.
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.
Is wastewater a She? Linking SDG6.3 (wastewater) and SDG5 (gender)
No SDG 6 without SDG 5! The lack of wastewater treatment is not gender neutral. Sustainable wastewater services need to focus on women’s involvement – as consulted customers and as wastewater professionals. Participants will discuss the challenges that women face and good policies and practices that can address them.
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.
Religious jurisprudence related to reuse of water
In this sessions we wish to discuss and unpack the issue of religious jurisprudence, especially related to water and wastewater reuse, legal and human rights implications and finding better solutions to deal with this growing and ignored issue.
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.
Strategic partners and SIWI new Strategy
Engage with SIWI´s new Strategy
The Roundtable on financing water
The event will host an interactive discussion with financiers on innovative financial solutions, with illustrations for wastewater and sanitation: How to turn robust pathways of investments into bankable options for investors? How to blend different sources of finance? How to package investments into arrangements that generate market-rate returns?
Wastewater treatment needs skilled staff – German Approaches and Experiences
The event of 90 min will focus on the need of capacity building in the field of wastewater treatment in order to achieve the targets of the SDGs. The event is a mixture of short and focused presentations and of vivid discussions among the invited experts and the audience.