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27 Aug 2017 16:00

Session at the World Water Week 2017 // Water in the circular economy: opportunities and challenges

The circular economy paradigm requires that the value of water and associated wastes are addressed which will, in turn, drive innovation in public policy, financing, business models and technology. This “one water” paradigm will proactively create value for both the private and public sectors in low, middle and high income economies and contribute to achieving the SDGs, in particular the targets for water (SDG 6.3) and sustainable production (SDG 12.5).

We can no longer afford to embrace a linear water paradigm where water is used once and then discharged and where the economic value of water and associated wastes are not considered. A transition from a linear to circular economy paradigm for water and wastewater is essential to address our current and projected water challenges. These complex water challenges, such as water scarcity, water quality, and aging centralized infrastructure with inadequate funding mechanisms have resulted in negative impacts to economic development and business growth along with  gender and income inequality.

Where and when

WWW Venue
NL Music Hall / Musiksalen

Sunday 27 Aug 2017
16:00-17:30

Convenor

Stockholm International Water Institute

Co-convenors

  • CAF - Development Bank of Latin America
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • World Resources Institute

Agenda

16:00
Recap of Session 1 & 2

16:10
Framework for Implementing the Circular Economy
Keynote
Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, IWMI

16:25
Interactive Panel on the Path Forward

Moderator: Betsy Otto, World Resources Institute

  • Circular Economy Approach to Wastewater Treatment- A Danish Example
    Theis Gadegaard, Krüger A/S
  • Circular Economies of Waste with Technology Enabling Replication
    Brenda Achiro Muthemba, Water for People
  • Quantifying the Circular Water Economy: The Case of Singapore
    Julian Kirchherr, Utrecht University

17:10
Path Forward Keynote
TBD

17:25
Conclusions/recommendations from entire Seminar

Source: WWW website

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