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 WWW @ 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 60 partners and features exciting key-quote speakers to present and discuss recent findings, publications as well as best practices from the field.
The conference is divided into five thematic days: water and climate change (Monday); finance and governance (Tuesday); IWRM, Nexus and biodiversity (Wednesday); WASH and utilities (Thursday) as well as water integrity and gender (Friday). Each day will be introduced by a key quote of a renowned individual of the water world. In more than 25 virtual sessions, 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.
Registration starts on 5 Augus – please make sure to register early as only a limited number of people can join each session. For further information please visit www.everydrop-counts.org, for registration please visit here.