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Join the Government of the Netherlands at World Water Week!

News item | 12-07-2022 | 11:04

The overarching theme ‘Seeing the unseen. The value of water‘ is structured around three main perspectives:  

A unique watershed moment for the world, the UN 2023 Water Conference is our chance to bring everyone together, commit to real and meaningful action, to ensure a water secure world for all, by all by 2030. This World Water Week, join us in uniting the world for water!

  • The value of water for people and development 
  • The value of water for nature and climate change  
  • The financial and economic value of water

09:00-10:30 CET Youth Engagement: From Why to How 08:30-09:50 CET Accelerating SDG6 achievement through Capacity Development of People and Organizations 10:00-10:30 CET Open data for water allocation, towards UN Water Conference 202314:00-14:30 CET Business Accelerator

Other key moments to engage with the Government of the Netherlands and partners

10:00-10:30 CET Business Accelerator 18:30-19:50 CET Scaling water-energy-food innovations through end-user financing for climate adaptation 16:00-17:30 CET Groundwater management, key to resilient deltas for food and nature Wednesday 31 August  14:00-15:30 CET Water-related DRR & Water Action Decade: towards 2023 Water ConferenceThe Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Liesje Schreinemaker will join the World Water Week closing ceremony. Interaction with Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) representatives will be possible at the Preparing for an inclusive and action-oriented UN 2023 Water Conference session and in the High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa. The Government of the Netherlands is convening and co-convening several sessions and events around a diversity of topics including valuing water, youth engagement, resilience of ecosystems and more. Wednesday 24 August  14:00-15:30 CET Enhancing resilience of ecosystems and society against droughts This year, World Water Week has an online (23 August-1 September) and an on-site element in Stockholm, Sweden (from 28 August). The overarching theme will be ‘Seeing the unseen. The value of water’. Visit the World Water Week website to keep up-to-date with information about the Government of the Netherlands participation at World Water Week 2022. Thursday 01 September  Tuesday 23 August Don’t miss the talk show with Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of The Netherlands and Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea (EC IFAS). 10:00-10:30 CET Business Accelerator Sunday 28 August  18:30-19:50 CET Valuing water – why utilities engage in Water Operators Partnerships

More information

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