WWWeek@Home: Accelerating Climate Action
The World Water Week at Home online event of Stockholm International Water Institute offers an unique opportunity to accelerate climate and SDG6 action. Sharing knowledge and collaboration is at the heart of Dutch water expertise. Join us for talks, discussions, meet-ups and matchmaking from 24 - 28 August. Participation is free.
Powered by Government of the Netherlands
The Government of the Netherlands (GoN) is proudly serving as an official partner to World Water Week at Home. GoN is placing a priority on tackling the water crisis - now during the pandemic and beyond. 'The climate crisis cannot be solved without water solutions – you can’t have one without the other. As the world is preparing for economic recovery, we must also focus on resilience. By prioritising water in our actions, we can tackle multiple challenges and strengthen future health and economic sustainability for all, ensuring we leave no one behind.'
Therefore GoN is convening and co-convening several water and climate-related sessions ranging from valuing water, climate adaptation to financing, and also hosts an engaging virtual social event together with partners on Friday, 28 August.
Dutch contributions to World Water Week 2020
Different Dutch organisations - NGOs, Government, Knowledge Institutes and Companies - are contributing to the extensive World Water Week 2020 programme. Water solutions to accelerate action on climate adaptation and SDG6 are high on the agenda of course. But in light of the current corona crisis, the focus is also on how to fast-track progress towards a more resilient society. Water can play a pivotal role in a more sustainable and resilient future, the Dutch water sector is fully committed to achieving that. Topics the Dutch water sector will be discussing are:
- Climate adaptation
- Valuing Water
- Engaging the next generation
Get more insight in all Dutch contributions at World Water Week 2020 home edition, download the overview.