Arup and SIWI sign Öresund Agreement
“I am delighted that we have formalised Arup’s strategic partnership with SIWI. We have been working closely with SIWI for many years and it has been a delight to see our relationship develop and flourish, particularly around World Water Week which continues to go from strength to strength.”
The second focus of the MOU is project cooperation. A prominent example of such cooperation is the City Water Resilience Approach (CWRA), which was co-developed by Arup and SIWI together with the Resilience Shift and Resilient Cities Network, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. The open-source approach has been applied in a range of cities and regions and SIWI and Arup have jointly delivered it in Cape Town and Miami. Within the frame of the MOU, SIWI and Arup will together use their expertise to explore projects and pilots to further support countries, regions, and cities in sustainable water governance.
Influencing global policy marks a last major focus on the MOU. Ever since COP20 in Lima, Arup and SIWI have worked closely together to highlight the importance of water in the global policy space. This cooperation has continued and deepened throughout the years, most recently at COP27 in Egypt and the United Nations 2023 Water Conference. SIWI and Arup aim to further build on this cooperation at upcoming global policy events such as COP28 in Dubai.