On 26 March, the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) hosts its first of four Water Solutions webinars in preparation for the AIWW Summit in November 2021. The webinar introduces the AIWW subtheme: Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration. 

Blue-green integration

The webinar focuses on the challenges of water quality and quantity whilst being mindful of its impacts on ecosystem’s health. The transformation to a sustainable water cycle requires green-blue integrated infrastructural solutions and nature-based solutions. The webinar will explore this subject and bring forward both challenges and solutions that surround the subject. The event will take place from 15:00 – 16:15 (CET).

Appealing cases

The main case to be presented is the Amsterdam Agreement of Mayors for Drinkable Rivers. Li An Phoa’s initiative Drinkable Rivers, of making the river Meuse drinkable, expands to a global network of water leaders, experts, industries and citizens. 

To improve the water quality of rivers is a global issue and sharing experiences is a step forward towards that common objective. Representatives of rivers and other water ecosystems will be present and voice their challenges and projects in the webinar.

Other webinars

The other AIWW-webinars take place on the following days

  • 30 April - subtheme 2: Reuse, recycle and recover
  • 28 May -  subtheme 3: Risk and resilience
  • 25 June - subtheme 4: Community engagement and inter-sectoral collaboration

More information on speakers and the programme will follow in the upcoming weeks. Visit the website for more information.