World Water Week 2021, August 23-27

WWWeek will take place virtually from August 23-27 under the theme of Building Resilience Faster, addressing issues such as the climate crisis, water scarcity, food security, health, biodiversity, and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Registration:  For the first time ever, attending sessions will be FREE for all. That means that our entire Water GP staff, our clients, and our partners will all be able to benefit from the knowledge exchange at the preeminent global conference for water. You can register here. There is a strong nudge for you to pay, but you can get around this by clicking “Summary”.

Water GP Participation: With support from GWSP, the Water GP is (co-)convening or speaking at over 50 sessions and 2030 WRG is hosting a Business Roundtable. We are also preparing a virtual expo (the digital version of the booth), where participants can go to learn more about our work. The complete schedule of World Bank participation in WWWeek is available here.

The Water GP is contributing knowledge on several key topics this year – including on migration and development, inclusion, Covid-19, and climate mitigation and adaptation – so I encourage you to take advantage of the free virtual delivery of WWWeek, support our staff by attending their sessions, and learn something new. You can also follow along with our sessions on Twitter via @WorldBankWater using #wwweek.

SESSIONS

Monday August 23
Local perspectives, global opportunities – Water as Leverage Asia
Holistic strategies for corporations to be “water positive” by 2030
Still breaking silos: Climate action and water across sectors and boundaries
Managing Floods and Droughts: The Governance Challenges
Staying ahead of the wave – Global resilience champions
One billion voices for inclusive and climate resilient WASH
The role of water in transforming Africa’s value chains
Holistic strategies for corporations to be “water positive” by 2030
Transboundary waters cooperation for resilience: global lessons and experiences
Building resilience by challenging social norms: Fostering gender-transformative WASH programming
Utility of the Future: Igniting transformation in water utilities
Water migrants: fact or fiction?
Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Unpacking finance
Tuesday August 24
Investing for change through the World Water Quality Alliance
Reimagine water systems management in a changing climate
Inclusive practices in water climate adaptation
Still breaking silos: Climate action and water across sectors and boundaries
Global Lessons from COVID-19 Impacts on Water and Sanitation Utilities
Looking behind the curtain – Critical factors influencing resilience today
Valuing Water, the UN World Water Development Report 2021
Reimagine water systems management in a changing climate
The Sanitation Gap in Climate Policy and Financing
Applying Lessons from COVID-19 and WASH to Future Resilience Challenges
Nature-based Solutions for Water Supply Utilities: Lessons in Project Preparation
Wednesday August 25
Supporting societal transformations in delta’s through long-term partner engagements
Impact society through smart, data-enabled water ecosystems
A conversation around the world – Asia and Europe roundtables
SIWI Seminar: Climate action across sectors and boundaries (3/3)
Inclusive practices in water climate adaptation
Values as the spark- Changing power dynamics, better water decisions
AMCOW-Groundwater Program: Spearheading a vision on Groundwater Resilience in Africa
Using Less Water to Save Energy: Exploring the Water-Climate Nexus
Impact society through smart, data-enabled water ecosystems
Untapped Carbon Reservoirs: Opportunities for Water Sector Climate Change Mitigation
Thursday August 26
Managing Floods and Droughts Together: The Technical Challenges
Leverage business structure and governance to create stakeholder value
Building Resilient and Inclusive Societies: Accelerating Universal Access to WASH
Self-supply’s potential for increased resilience and water security
How Water Can Drive a Green, Resilient & Inclusive Recovery
Investing for change through the World Water Quality Alliance
Water Under Fire: Voices from the Field. Volume 4
Addressing Marine and Freshwater Pollution from Inadequate Sanitation
A conversation around the world – LAC and Africa roundtables
Leverage business structure and governance to create stakeholder value
Putting People First: Citizen-Centric Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Water
Resiliency of Small Water Enterprises in Response to COVID-19
Integrating Against Drought – the Southern Africa Drought Resilience Initiative
Friday August 27
Applying Lessons from COVID-19 and WASH to Future Resilience Challenges
Equitable and resilient urban sanitation services: framing agenda for action
Keeping Economies above water: Water resilience as National Economic Strategy
Transition the financial system to create water resilience
Storing Water: a new integrated approach for resilient development
Citywide Inclusive Sanitation: How far have we come?
Transition the financial system to create water resilience
How can we INSPIRE service providers of the future?
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