Help us find the tools to tackle climate change!
More and more people are starting to understand that the climate crisis is in fact a water crisis. Most of us experience climate change in the form of water – as floods, droughts, cyclones, and increasingly unpredictable rainfall patterns.
More and more people are starting to understand that the climate crisis is in fact a water crisis. Most of us experience climate change in the form of water – as floods, droughts, cyclones, and increasingly unpredictable rainfall patterns. The water community can play a leading role in finding common solutions, but we must do so fast. The coming years will be decisive.
Although there are processes and complex interlinkages that we do not yet fully understand, this must not stop us from taking action. If we all come together, we will be able to develop new ideas, and find solutions, that will help tackle the climate crisis. More research is certainly needed, as well as the development of new ideas to make both the private and public sectors more resilient. Not least, best practice examples must be shared across the globe at unprecedented speed.
World Water Week 2020 offers a unique platform for this much needed knowledge sharing and collaboration. With the theme being “Water and Climate Change – Accelerating
Action”, the focus will be on innovation, science and actions taken to achieve a climate resilient future. We want to learn from what we already are doing (what works, what does not), but also explore how we can move forward and create disruptive actions that will help us leapfrog to a fossil free future.
Drawing on the lessons from World Water Week 2019 on the theme of inclusion, we are seeking broad solutions that include everybody, the private and the public sectors as well as civil society. An obvious starting point must be that forming future solutions should also involve marginalized groups and make it easier for fragile societies to become more resilient.
We now invite you to be part of this important journey.
Which topics, new developments, cases and examples would you like to highlight at World Water Week 2020? We are eagerly waiting for your proposals that help the world tackle water challenges and the climate crisis. Join us at World Water Week 2020 – your voice is needed!