Water as an Economic Driver

Water as the Economic Driver

  • Online Event
  • Economic growth

A transformative pathway towards jobs, decent work, and an inclusive economy.

SIWI is co-convening this event with Women for Water Partnership,Tajikistan, Norway and South Africa.

Water accelerates action across the whole SDG agenda because of its interconnections with a range of sectors such as agriculture, energy, and health, and, as such, can transform the global economy.

Globally, more than 3 out of 4 jobs (WWDR 2016) depend on the supply of sufficient water. By investing in water management, we can build back better after Covid-19 and accelerate progress towards a sustainable and inclusive economy that leaves no one behind.

This event will highlight water’s catalytic role for jobs and the economy at large, and how resilient water management and governance go hand in hand with transforming our economies to be more resilient, sustainable, and inclusive.


  • H.E. Mahmadaminov, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tajikistan to the UN
  • Maarten Gischler, Water Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Netherlands
  • Alette van Leur, Director of Sector Policies Department, ILO
  • Olcay Ünver, Vice-Chair UN-Water
  • Margarita Astralaga, Director, IFAD
  • Adrian Sym, CEO, Alliance for Water Stewardship
  • Soma Ghosh Moulik, Practice Manager, World Bank
  • Aaron Salzberg, Director, UNC Water Institute
  • Miguel Trejo, Secretary, Water Youth Network
  • Joshua Newton, Josh’s Water Jobs
  • Oriana Romano, Head of Water Governance and Circular Economy Unit, OECD
  • Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, President, Women for Water Partnership
  • Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, SIWI


  • Maggie White, Stockholm International Water Institute
  • Lesha Witmer, Women for Water Partnership

Please register at: https://siwi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wsAC9e7aRd-1RShRlqlNiw

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