Stockholm World Water Week 2017

World Water Week 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.

Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world.

For more information, visit www.worldwaterweek.org

AWP @ World Water Week

The Australian Water Partnership is pleased to be participating again this year, by convening a showcase session on Australian Water Tools: Linking information and modelling to support decision-making. There will also be an AWP stand for delegates to visit and network with us.

If you are attending the event, please drop by the AWP stand and have a chat with us. You are most welcome to stay and use the space as a meeting area.

AWP Sessions and Activities


Monday, 28 August 2017

Overcoming water scarcity and drought: Reduce, reuse and replenish

The HLPW scarcity will review the technological, operational and regulatory advances made recently to turn water scarcity into a new opportunity for sustainable water management. Examples shown include, lower costs of water reuse and desalination, local water markets – cap and trade, and groundwater storage management. Read more.

Time: 1400-1530 | Venue: Stockholm City Conference Centre, FH Congress Hall A

AWP Representative: Prof Nick Schofield, CEO, AWP

Australian water tools: Linking information and modelling to support decision-making

This session showcases Australian water products, services and tools that provide a scientifically robust basis for developing credible water sharing agreements between multiple end users including the environment, from catchment to major river basin scale. Read more.

Time: 1600-1730 | Venue: Stockholm City Conference Centre, NL 253

AWP Representatives: Prof Nick Schofield, CEO, AWP | Adam Lewis, Branch Head, National Earth and Marine Observations, Geoscience Australia | Robert Argent, National Water Program Manager, BOM | Robert Carr, CEO, eWater


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Harnessing opportunities for the safe reuse of wastewater in agriculture

This session will discuss opportunities and limits for the safe reuse of wastewater and in agriculture. Read more.

Time: 0900-1030 | Venue: Stockholm City Conference Centre, FH Congress Hall C

AWP Representative: Karen Delfau, Executive Director, International WaterCentre Alumni Network (IWCAN)

Soft launch of ‘WaterGuide’

WaterGuide, by H. Pohlner and W. Fargher of Aither, is an organising framework for improving water resource management and use in response to scarcity. It is intended to be used primarily by national or local governments in countries where water scarcity is a present or future threat to human health and wellbeing, economic development and/or environmental sustainability. WaterGuide provides multiple entry points for decision makers seeking to adapt proven water governance (including policy, regulation, incentives and institutions) and management arrangements to their own country or sub-national context.

Time: 1315-1345 | Venue: Stockholm City Conference Centre, AWP Booth #2

AWP Representative: Ryan Gormly, Principal Consultant, Aither

ASIA focus – Building cities of the future through high performing water utilities

The event will focus on how utilities are at the forefront of development, and that high performing utilities are essential for building cities of the future. Discussions will include water management in cities, the role of utilities, and to how to improve their capacity to better contribute to city development. Read more.

Time: 1600-1730 | Venue: Stockholm City Conference Centre, FH Congress Hall C

AWP Representatives: Mark Pascoe, CEO, IWC | Ben Furmage, Chief Operating and Finance Officer, CRCWSC


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Soft launch of ‘Gender Equality & Goal 6: The Critical Connection’

Gender Equality & Goal 6: The Critical Connection expands on the framing paper for the High-Level Panel on Water (HLPW), by Melita Grant and Professor Juliet Willetts of the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, and Chelsea Huggett and Jane Wilbur of WaterAid. It includes additional content and delves deeper into Gender Equality and Social Inclusion issues – supporting AWP’s commitment to GESI – and focuses primarily on the HLPW Action Plan’s ‘Water Governance’ and ‘Universal Access to Safe Water and Sanitation’ themes. It identifies key areas of action for the HLPW, and other international development actors and governments, which can contribute to more sustainable and effective water management outcomes for all people while decreasing the inequalities prevalent in many societies. It also provides a range of case studies and outlines the implications for improving policy and practice.

Time: 1315-1345 | Venue: Stockholm City Conference Centre, AWP Booth #2

AWP Representative: Prof Juliet Willetts, Research Director, Institute of Sustainable Futures, UTS

Unlocking Finance for Urban Water Reuse and Resilience

This session will highlight financial and technical challenges faced by utilities across the Caribbean, Africa, and U.S. working to develop innovative programs that utilize wastewater as a resource, build water reuse capabilities, and increase efficiency. Participants will identify and develop actionable solutions to these challenges through an interactive session format. Read more | USWP Partner events in Stockholm

Time: 1400-1530 | Venue: Stockholm City Conference Centre, FH 307

AWP Representative: Prof Nick Schofield, CEO, AWP


Thursday, 31 August 2017

Kini Initiative presentation

Kini connects individuals and organisations to timely, useful, quality knowledge – whether that be documentation, discussions, learning tools, conference videos, or other suitable electronic media. The Kini initiative serves to facilitate the transfer of knowledge between Australia and the Asia Pacific.

Time: 1315-1345 | Venue: Stockholm City Conference Centre, AWP Booth #2

AWP Representative: Karen Delfau, Executive Director, International WaterCentre Alumni Network (IWCAN)

Six critical components for SDG 6.3: Does your country count? 

Achieving SDG 6 and target 6.3 will require fast and effective realignment of national enabling environments and multi-sectoral decision making. This event will show national governments and their partners how they may strengthen enabling environments through collaborating around six critical components, and using evidence for these components to inform decisions. Read more.

Time: 1600-1730 | Venue: Stockholm City Conference Centre, FH 202

AWP Representative: Prof Nick Schofield, CEO, AWP


Dr. Ralph Ogden
Director Knowledge & Communications
contact@waterpartnership.org.au
+61 2 6201 5167
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