As Leonardo da Vinci put it 500 years ago: ‘Water is the driving force of all nature.’ there is no life without water. In fact, we humans consist for 90% of water. Not surprising that in August every year experts, policymakers, business innovators and professionals from a range of sectors and countries in the field of water gather in Stockholm to participate in the World Water Week. The theme for 2018 is “Water, ecosystems and human development”.
Since 1991, World Water Week has been a meeting place for scientists, policy makers, and private sector and civil society actors to network, exchange ideas and foster new thinking around the most pressing water-related challenges of today. The aim is to inspire collaborative action and bridge science, policy and practice. Simavi has ‘clean water for everyone’ high on the agenda and is of course also involved.
Simavi will have a strong presence at World Water Week 2018 throughout the week and participate in several sessions, taking place from August 26-31. We’d love to meet you while you’re there. Have a closer look at our World Water Week webpage, to get a glimpse of what’s going on. You can also follow along via Twitter using #wwweek.
Water Leaders: Empowering stakeholders with an open-source curriculum and game.
- Date 27th August | 16.00 -17.30 – While today’s water crisis is global, many of the choices and consequences about how water is managed and used are local. Accordingly, effective water leadership needs strong local stakeholders with an increasingly greater capacity to engage in, and lead, constructive dialogue toward broader agreement on sustainable water resource solutions.Working with a collection of partners The Nature Conservancy has developed a free curriculum designed to increase civil society capacity for leading robust public participation efforts on water resource issues. This curriculum is also designed to be modified so it can evolve over time to meet the needs of stakeholders. The companion Water for Tomorrow board game is a hands-on tool to help water leaders in training apply critical concepts as well as foster important conversations about water resource issues.This showcase will provide an overview of the new water leaders curriculum which covers collective leadership, conflict transformation, and stakeholder engagement. A small panel of experts will discuss why the support of collective leadership throughout civil society is critical in the water sector. Sara Ahrari, Sr. Programme Officer WASH of Simavi, will be part of this event as a panellist.
Launch of report Social inclusive WASH programming
- Date 29th August | 13.00 -13.50 – On August 19th a mapping study of Social Inclusion Strategies and Approaches in WASH programmes and projects of a selection of Dutch based international organisations active in the WASH sector. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) and Simavi (as a member of the Watershed consortsium) invite you to join our side event where we will launch our report on Social Inclusion, contributing to the global WASH goals of Leaving No One Behind. If you want to have a quick overview of how leading WASH organisations deal with social inclusion, visit our side event. Click here for the invitation. Can’t wait? Find out more today: click here for the Executive Summary or download the full report.
We look forward to meeting you in Stockholm! Not attending #WWWeek18? Get a glimpse of what’s going on here.