10.08.2018 - Natural Sciences Sector

WWAP at Stockholm World Water Week 2018


Stockholm World Water Week (WWW) is an annual focal point for the globe’s water issues and it takes place on 26-31 August. The theme for 2018 is “Water, ecosystems and human development”.

Sessions with WWAP

This year WWAP is one of the key collaborating partner of the World Water Week and it is involved in, or participating in, a selection of sessions:

Sunday 26 August 

Seminar: Tapping into collective wisdom: gender sensitive development and water ecosystems

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Tuesday 28 August

UN World Water Development Report 2018, “Nature-based Solutions for Water”: The session will introduce the main findings of this flagship publication of UN-Water and facilitate a free discussion among the panelists and the audience concerning its policy messages and concrete applications of NBS to achieve the water-related Goal (SDG 6) and Targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Wednesday 29 August

UN-Water Stakeholder Dialogue: The UN-Water SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation was developed to ensure an integrated approach to SDG 6 reporting ahead of the in-depth review of SDG 6 at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (July 2018). The UN-Water Stakeholder Dialogue provides a relevant forum for participants to share their experience about the implementation of SDG 6. Following a presentation of the report, panelists will provide a pitch around three/four main water related interlinkages.

Seminar: Sustainable infrastructure for inclusive green growth
The seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss what exactly is meant by sustainable infrastructure from an ecosystem and water development perspective, and present pragmatic ideas for implementing sustainable/green infrastructure in water resources management in developing and developed countries. It will promote novel approaches for achieving the SDGs and for better management of competing interests between sectors.  The seminar will contribute to improved understanding of different stakeholders’ needs and responses, thereby promoting greater uptake of sustainable infrastructure. Innovative approaches and technologies for sustainable infrastructure will be introduced via case studies.

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Thursday 30 August

World Water Day 2019: Leaving no one behind: The 2019 edition of World Water Day looks at why people have been left behind and how access to water and sanitation and sustainable water management can be drivers of change. In this session, participants will get an opportunity to learn more about what it means to leave no one behind and identify ways to be actively involved.

Full details are available at World Water Week website

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