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Conference // Week on Water for Development in August 2020

Every drop counts – but what is happening in the water sector in times of COVID-19? The Week on Water for Development (WW4D) is a virtual five-day conference from 24 to 28 August 2020, organised by the German development cooperation (GIZ), that connects relevant stakeholders around key topics on water from COVID-19 to climate change. WW4D is also part of SIWI’s Stockholm World Water Week at home 2020.

How does climate change impact the quantity and quality of water? What are innovative finance mechanisms in the urban sanitation sector? And what is the role of Water Operator’s Partnerships in providing technical assistance in developing countries?

Those and many more questions will be tackled during the Week on Water for Development (WW4D) from 24 to 28 August. This virtual five-day conference, organised by the German development cooperation (GIZ), connects relevant stakeholders around key topics on water. WW4D is also part of SIWI’s Stockholm World Water Week at home 2020. A special focus is given to recent key concerns such as the impacts of COVID-19 and climate change on water and sanitation. During WW4D, GIZ collaborates with more than 50 partners to present and discuss recent findings, publications as well as best practices from the field.

Topics 

Days

    Topics

24.08.2020

25.08.2020

26.08.2020

27.08.2020

28.08.2020

    Water and climate change

    Finance and governance

    IWRM, Nexus and biodiversity

    WASH and utilities

    WASH and gender

Each day will be introduced by a key quote of a renowned individual of the water world. In more than 25 virtual meetings, participants get the chance to experience panel discussions and expert talks as well as to take part in interactive dialogues themselves. The aim is to encourage stakeholder exchange and learn from experiences in partner countries in order to face current challenges in the water sector. Among others, experiences from India, Jordan, Uganda and Thailand will be shared.

Date

24.- 28 August 2020

Furhter information and registration

www.everydrop-counts.org

 

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DutchDubai // The Interconnection of Water, Energy and Food presented at the Dutch Pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE

The Dutch pavilion in the World Expo, hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 2020, will focus on the interconnection of water, energy and food. As the second-largest exporter of agricultural products in the world, the Netherlands wants to support collaboration as well as minimising the footprint of our interactive ecosystem by building the pavilion with local resources and locally rented building materials.

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