World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2017, World Water Week will address the theme “water and waste – reduce and reuse”. In 2016, over 3,200 individuals and around 330 convening organizations from 130 countries participated in the Week.
The Stockholm World Water Week features Asia-focused events which highlight current and emerging issues and challenges in the region's water sector, along with efforts of governments and development agencies to address them.
1. ASIA FOCUS: Sustainable Wastewater and Fecal Sludge Management: Fit-for-Purpose Solutions
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, 29 August 2017
The objective of this event is to elicit and propose effective ways to promote sustainable wastewater and sludge management in Asian developing countries. The outcomes of the event will be reflected in the Policy Declaration of the upcoming 3rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit (2017), which will present potential solutions for enhancing water security in this region.
Co-Convenors: Asia Pacific Water Forum; Asian Development Bank; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Global Water Partnership; Japan Sanitation Consortium, and Japan Water Forum
2. ASIA FOCUS: Building Cities of the Future through High-Performing Water Utilities
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, 29 August 2017
This session will explore the challenges of adopting a water sensitive approach to urban development. It will also share non-conventional practices on building capacities to create high-performing utilities, including peer-to-peer learning through water operator partnerships.
Co-Convenors: Asian Development Bank; CRC-Water Sensitive Cities; International Water Association and International Water Centre
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