Week on Water for Development
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.
The Week on Water for Development takes place via the GIZ Event App. This platform leads you to the individual MS Teams online sessions and also gives you the opportunity to connect, exchange and discuss with experts and practitioners from the field. Register at https://giz.plazz.net/ (Event Code: Water4All). Attached you can also find a detailed manual of how to join WW4D.
WHEN? Monday, 24 August 2020 – Friday, 28 August 2020
WHERE? GIZ Event App
WHAT? Virtual conference: WEEK ON WATER FOR DEVELOPMENT
Registration: https://giz.plazz.net/ Event Code: Water4All