Thursday 25 August 15.30 – 16.50
The potential and needs of accelerating groundwater development in Sub-Saharan Africa are large; equally large are the challenges to govern the resource sustainably. This session provides new insights on the economic benefits of growing groundwater development and discusses entry points for better managing groundwater resources.
Thursday 25 August 17:00-18:20
Until recently, WASH and risk mitigation debates had little interaction. However, the impact and relevance of risk as climate, conflicts, migration in WASH service provision are gaining recognition. This session presents cases studies on how LAC countries have included WASH aspects in their climate and risk-resilience policies and action plans
On-site sessions (Broadcast)
Monday 29 August 11:00-12:30 | Room: 353
The session gathers key investors, water decision-makers and practitioners for an interactive and inclusive debate and learning session on the role of water governance for fair and inclusive options for water valuation and security. It takes a forward-looking approach to prepare for a new generation of future water governance leaders.
Monday 29 August 11:00-12:30 | Room: 461
Wastewater treatment is key to environmental and health protection and finance is available, yet less than 30% of the domestic wastewaters are treated in Sub-Saharan Africa. Considering the public-private-partnership –PPP- route to build or remodel treatment facilities may provide the much-needed innovation, long-term results and sustainability
Tuesday 30 August 11:00-12:30 | Room: 451
The Women in Water Diplomacy Network aims to support women’s leadership in high-level decision-making in transboundary basins. In this session participants are invited to support the Network’s new ‘Nile and Beyond’ strategy and shared vision and endorse the Network’s global call to action ‘A Rising Tide’ and take shared action to urgently improve gender equality in decision making in transboundary water governance.
Tuesday 30 August 14:00-15:30 | Room: Auditorium
This High-Level Panel (HLP) discusses how we can harness the collective momentum behind various global agendas to ensure that the United Nations 2023 Water Conference is a true watershed moment and exemplifies an all-hands-on-deck effort from the global community of leaders and practitioners.
Wednesday 31 August 11:00-12:30 | Room: 353
The session aims to facilitate the mobilization of finance from public and private sources for activities that support rural communities along the Zambezi Watercourse by enhancing rainfed agriculture, increasing food security, improving climate resilience/water and land management, and creating jobs and sustainable livelihoods whilst contributing to growth and development.
Wednesday 31 August 11:00-11:30
Join us in a conversation about one of the most urgent challenges in Ethiopia. We will during this interview session hear from some of the most weathered water management experts, senior leadership from the Ethiopian government and international partners on how we jointly can improve water management in the country.
Wednesday 31 August 14:00-15:30 | Room: Pillar Hall
Humanity is facing a climate crisis, a sixth mass extinction and the task of improving the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. This session aims to highlight how source-to-sea management is needed to meet and overcome these challenges, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
How can we support girls to bridge the gap from studying STEM to building a career in the water tech industry? Welcome to an interactive session with a diverse panel who are eager to share their experiences working in water technology and offer insights for what it takes for women to succeed in the field.
Wednesday 31 August 17:00-17:30
Coordinated governance and holistic approaches for addressing development challenges are increasingly called for across global processes. Moving into action requires financial instruments that incorporate source-to-sea thinking in project design, evaluation and implementation and incentivize investments in source-to-sea actions that benefit the system as a whole.
Thursday 01 September 12:00-12:30
Mitigation cannot succeed without water: The session explores the key role of freshwater for mitigation action across sectors and biomes like energy, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and WASH and discusses why a dual focus on water-related adaptation and mitigation measures as complementary strategies are a winning proposition for climate action.
Each year, the theme of World Water Week is explored in a series of seminars organized by World Water Week’s Scientific Programme Committee with leading water experts from all over the world, including SIWI colleagues. This year, SIWI has contributed to eight interesting seminars covering topics ranging from the pricing of water to nutrition, peace, and groundwater.