SIWI World Water Week 2019

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Date: 25–30 August 2019
Venue: Tele2 Arena, Arenaslingan 14, Johanneshov, Sweden

World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2019, World Water Week will address the theme “Water for society – Including all”. In the fourth year of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 2019 World Water Week addresses the basic objective of this agenda to secure inclusive and sustainable development for all people in all countries. The UN is focusing on “no-one left behind” as the theme for the 2019 World Water Day and World Water Development Report. In Stockholm, we are aligning this 2019 Thematic Scope with that theme, broadened to the wider perspective of inclusiveness. Water security underlies human and environmental security; access to and use of water in adequate quantity and quality are fundamental to survival and prosperity.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set ambitious targets for our future development applying to all countries, whether high, middle or low income. This Thematic Scope covers many of these goals, in particular, SDG 1 on poverty, SDG 2 on hunger, SDG 5 on gender equality, SDG 6 on water and sanitation, SDG 10 on inequality and SDG 16 on peaceful and inclusive societies. Achieving these goals is central to the inclusive societal transformation process which is required to achieve all the SDG targets by 2030.

For more information, visit www.worldwaterweek.org

AWP @ World Water Week

The Australian Water Partnership will be representing its Partners and Australia again this year in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Water for Women. Team Australia is playing an active role in the week with an exhibition space and by leading or supporting several sessions:


Australian WaterTools – Integrating digital tools for improving water management
Sunday 25 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: M1
Participants: Australian Bureau of Meteorology / Australian Water Partnership / eWater / Geoscience Australia


Joined-up thinking: sanitation in the broader context of slum improvement
Sunday 25 August | 11.00-12.30 | Room: L11
Participants: UTS-ISF / Emory University / Slum Dwellers International / SNV / The World Bank Group / United Nations Human Settlements Programme / Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor


Women and Youth: Living apart together
Sunday 25 August | 11:00–17:30 | Room: L8
– Session 1 (11:00–12:30): Women and youth: Voice and agency for meaningful change
– Session 2 (14:00–15:30): Women and youth: unlocking untapped potential
– Session 3 (16:30–17:30): Transforming water sector through the power of women and youth
Participants: DFAT Water for Women Fund / UTS-ISF / The World Bank Group / UN Women / Water Youth Network / Women for Water Partnership


Sanitation services and urban development – from Silos to Synergies
Sunday 25 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: M6
Participants: UTS-ISF / Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit / ISP / Sandec at Eawag / Sustainable Sanitation Alliance


Mobilising national and local governments for human rights to WASH
Sunday 25 August | 16.00-17.30 | Room: M6
Participants: UTS-ISF / WaterAid / Development Organisation for the Rural Poor / End Water Poverty / Government of Serbia / Institute of Public Health of Serbia / Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation / Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, France / Rural Water Supply Network / Simavi / SNV / United Nations Economic Commission for Europe / WASH United / World Health Organization


Guiding supplier stewardship: Apple’s approach to water use in microelectronics
Monday 26 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: M1
Participants: Alliance for Water Stewardship / Apple


Food supply-chains & water stewardship: Sector initiatives driving collective action
Monday 26 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: M3
Participants: Alliance for Water Stewardship / Ceres / GlobalG.A.P / World Wide Fund for Nature


Marrying water stewardship with WASH – AWS’ fifth outcome
Monday 26 August | 15.00-15.30
Participants: Alliance for Water Stewardship / Nestlé


Do No Harm, reaffirming principles and practices in WASH
Monday 26 August | 16.00-17.30 | Room: M4
Participants: DFAT Water for Women Fund / WaterAid / International Womens Development Agency / SNV / Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
Peter O’Connor available to be on panel?


Women in Water: Modernizing Utilities through Inclusive Approaches
Tuesday 27 August | 11.00-11.45 | Room: M1
Participants: WaterAid / Global Water Partnership / Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency / The World Bank Group / United States Agency for International Development


A WASH-Nutrition Reality Check – Perspectives and a Pakistan case
Tuesday 27 August | 11.00-12.30 | Room: M4
Participants: WaterAid (AU) / Action contre la faim / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit / Global Handwashing Partnership / Max Foundation / Multi Sectoral Action for Nutrition / Sanitation and Water for All / Scaling Up Nutrition Movement / Sustainable Sanitation Alliance / The German WASH Network / The World Bank Group / United Nations Children’s Fund / World Health Organization


Any role for RBOs in managing water conflicts?
Tuesday 27 August | 11.00-12.30 | Room: M3
Participants: Australian Water Partnership / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit / Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany / Great Lakes Commission / IHE Delft / Mekong River Commission / Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat


Preventing plastics in our waters: more than banning straws
Tuesday 27 August | 11.00-12.30 | Room: L10
Participants: University New South Wales Global Water Institute / Action Platform for Source to Sea Management / Deltares / Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany / Future Earth Coasts / International Union for Conservation of Nature / Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management / UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility / United Nations Environment – Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities


Are WASH services climate ready? Vulnerability assessment and adaptation options
Tuesday 27 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: M5
Participants: WaterAid (AU) / Department for International Development UK / Global Water Partnership / Programme Solidarité Eau / World Health Organization


What opportunities for WASH at EU level?
Tuesday 27 August | 16.00-17.30 | Room: L10
Participants: WaterAid (AU) / European Commission


MHM: Health and dignity for all
Tuesday 27 August | 16.00-17.30 | Room: M5
Participants: WaterAid (UK) / Columbia University / IRC / London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine / The Case for Her / The German WASH Network / United Nations Children’s Fund / United States Agency for International Development / WASH United / Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council


Inclusive Asia-Pacific Rural Water and Sanitation: Pathways to the SDGs
Tuesday 27 August | 16.00-17.30 | Room: L9
Participants: UNSW Australia / Asia Pacific Water Forum / Global Water Institute / Global Water Partnership Southeast Asia / Japan Water Forum / United Nations Human Settlements Programme


Making Research Work for You: The importance of using evidence from research to guide socially inclusive design, program delivery and policy engagement in WASH and WRM
Tuesday 27 Aug (Time TBC) | Team Australia Booth event


Inclusive water security: progress made through applying the AWS Standard
Wednesday 28 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: M1
ParticipantsAlliance for Water Stewardship / Apple / Ecolab / HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation / Nestlé / Water Witness International / World Wide Fund for Nature

Strategic Approaches to Integrating and Measuring Gender Dimensions
Wednesday 28 August | 16.00-17.30 | Room: L11
Participants: University of Technology Sydney / WaterAid / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation / Biomass Controls / Duke University / Emory University / Stockholm Environment Institute / University of Cranfield


Outside our comfort zone: cross-sector integration for inclusive WASH
Wednesday 28 August | 16.00-17.30 | Room: M4
Participants:  WaterAid / Government of Pakistan / Kampala Capital City Authority / Simavi / SNV


Climate change and social inclusion in sanitation: tension, contradiction, opportunity?
Thursday 29 August | 11.00-11.30
Participants: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade / University of Technology Sydney / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit / SNV


Businesses using the natural capital protocol for inclusive water
Thursday 29 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: M2
Participants:  Alliance for Water Stewardship / ACTIAM / Government of the Netherlands / Natural Capital Coalition / Netherlands Water Partnership / Water Youth Network / Yorkshire Water