26 - 31 August 2018
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.
A mapping study of social inclusive strategies and approaches in WASH programmes and projects of a selection of Dutch based and international organisations active in the WASH sector. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) and Simavi (Watershed) invite you to join a side event with a report launch on social inclusion, contributing to the global WASH goals of Leaving No One Behind, the World Water Week theme for 2019.
Just a few weeks ago leaders from all around the world came together at the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York to ask governments, donors and other stakeholders to increase their efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. These goals were established by the UN in 2015 to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Current progress toward all 17 targets was discussed over two weeks at UN Headquarters, including a three-hour session on SDG 6, Water and Sanitation. The situation that emerged was troubling, posing the reflection whether we are on track to provide all citizens with clean water and safe sanitation by 2030.