Whether you'll be attending the upcoming World Water Week in person or following online, there's a lot to look forward to this year. This year's theme focuses on Energy and Water and along with Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The World Bank Group is excited to join as a collaborating partner.
The energy and water nexus is critical to the Bank's work towards ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity for the poorest 40% by 2030. Significant amounts of water are needed in almost all energy generation processes. At the same time, the water sector needs energy to extract, treat and transport water. Fundamentally, people need water, energy, and food to survive. Yet, some 748 million people lack access to safe drinking water, 2.5 billion do not have access to improved sanitation, and 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity.
We encourage you to join us at sessions and other major activities, starting with the Opening Plenary session as Junaid Ahmad, the Senior Director for Water, and Anita George, the Senior Director for Energy, deliver a joint keynote address.
For those of you not joining in Stockholm, follow us online: worldbank.org/worldwaterweek
On Twitter: @WorldBankWater and hashtag #wwweek
Or here, via The Water Blog
For those of you who will be in Stockholm, please drop by the World Bank Group booth: B05:10 (by the coffee in the Exhibition Hall)
Below is a list of World Bank Group (co)-convened sessions (Note: Schedule listed is in Central European Time)
- Producing Electricity with Less Water – New Perspectives for Renewables in a Water - Constrained World (9/01, 14:00- 17:30, K16/17)
- Innovations in Sustainability for Water and Sanitation Services (9/01, 17:45-18:45, T2)
- Beyond Asset Management – Sector Analysis and Partnerships for Sustainable Service Delivery in WASH (9/02, 9:00 -12:35, T6)
- The Water-Energy Nexus in the Context of Green Growth (9/02, 2:00 - 17:30, T4)
- Entwined Predicaments: Limits Facing Water and Energy (9/02, 9:00 – 17:30, K16/17)
- IBNET Blue Book Launch session (Details to follow) (9/02,14:00-16:00, M17)
- Innovations in Financing Access to Water and Energy for the Poor Using Output-Based Aid (OBA) (9/03, 9:00– 12:30, K22/23)
- From Faecal Sludge to Fuel: Safe Sanitation with Business Opportunities (9/03, 14:00 – 5:30, K22/23)
- Bridging Water & Energy Service Delivery with Mobiles and Information Technology (9/03, 14:00 – 17:30, K21)
- Valuation, Economics and Finance (9/04, 9:00 – 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:30, K16/17)
- Climate-Informed Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Water Management (New eBook to be launched: Beyond Downscaling – A Bottom up Approach to Climate Change Adaptation for Water Resources Management) (9/04, 9:00– 12:30, T5)
- Innovations for More Food with Less Water and Less Energy (9/04, 14:00 – 17:30, T5)
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