26 October 2021
Net Positive Water Impact (NWPI) – UNGC Academy
This workshop will highlight the need and business case for ambitious action to support water resilience. Hear from companies who have taken action to achieve net-positive water impact, and learn the steps your business can take to reach net-positive water impact as well.
2 November 2021
16:00-17:00 UK Time
Co-conveners: AWS, GIZ
Launch of the Water Stewardship Acceleration Forum (WaSA) – COP26
As part of the WaterPavillion and hosted on YouTube Live, the Launch of the “Water Stewardship Acceleration Forum” will facilitate high-level dialogue on further scaling up of global water stewardship approaches. This forum is an answer to the call for a partnership between producing countries in the south and consuming countries in the north. The meaningful participation of marginalized groups, such as indigenous communities, will be ensured. This forum is an answer to the call for a partnership between producing countries in the south and consuming countries in the north. The meaningful participation of marginalized groups, such as indigenous communities, will be ensured.
4 November 2021
15:30-17:00 UK Time
Co-conveners: TNC, WWF, IUCN
A Call to Action: Building Water and Climate Resilience through Nature-Based Solutions – COP26
As part of the WaterPavillion and hosted on Pathable, the session will feature discussions between the public, private and NGO sectors centered on the challenges and opportunities for climate mitigation and adaptation that exist in approaches like nature-based solutions and resilience thinking. There are unambiguous proof points that can help build the business case for sustainable mitigation and adaptation through nature-based solutions. Nature-based solutions offer an investment opportunity to build resilience and tackle water and climate challenges while ensuring sustainable, long-term return on investment for stakeholders in all sectors. A policy shift is needed to incentivize, promote, and mainstream water security and climate mitigation and adaptation, while addressing biodiversity loss and socio-economic demands.
6 November 2021
15:00-17:00 UK Time
Co-conveners: ToiletBoard, WaterAid, Water.org, SWA
Business-led Engagement in Partnerships and Finances for Climate-Resilient WASH – COP26
As part of the WaterPavillion and hosted on YouTube Live, the session will discuss public-private partnerships for financing solutions towards climate-resilient WASH. It seeks to illuminate how climate risks (such as drought, flooding, sea level rise, uncertain weather, and disease) affect the provision of WASH services and the most vulnerable. Moreover, the sessions will identify cases that start to demonstrate how ensuring WASH access can contribute to climate change adaptation solutions. Ultimately, it will highlight the relevant role private sector has in promoting climate-resilient WASH within its operations, in its communities and its supply chains.
8 November 2021
17:30-18:30 UK Time
Co-conveners: AGWA, IWMI, WRI
Preventing Shocks and Stresses from becoming Crises: The Water Resilience Assessment Framework – COP26
As part of the WaterPavillion and hosted on YouTube Live, the session will introduce the climate change community to a tool that can be used to assess and support building water resilience. The “Water Resilience Assessment Framework” creates a connection between dynamic hydrologic, economic, and social systems using established water accounting metrics and leading resilience science relating to climate change impacts, and builds consensus on a standard framework that can be used to measure stakeholders’ respective resilience and their contribution to the basin resilience to achieve water security and sustainable development goals.
8 November 2021
13:00-14:00 UK Time
Resilient Together: Water and Climate Adaptation Collective Action from the Private Sector – COP26
As part of the WaterPavillion and hosted on YouTube Live, CEOs will lead thought-provoking, inspirational panel discussions, which will make a strong business case for water security strategies towards climate adaptation and resilience. There is a strong business case for water security strategies towards climate adaptation and resilience that are being pushed by leading companies around the world. The private sector has a crucial role across the water space. By acting together through collective action, businesses in collaboration with other sectors, can make substantial progress towards solving the world’s water crisis. The Water Resilience Coalition pledge helps companies and instrumental partners assume more ambitious, time-bound commitments for water resilience and climate adaptation.