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GWP at World Water Week 2019

GWP is strongly positioned at Stockholm World Water Week (WWW) 2019 through its involvement in more than 30 events, as well as a launch of its new strategy and other publications. WWW takes place 25-30 August, with this year's theme being "Water for society - Including all".

Some 3,500-4,000 water, sustainability and development professionals from all over the world will converge on this year’s event - for more than 200 sessions of different formats and a range of subjects.

GWP  will covene, co-convene, or be part of more than 30 sessions. We will also have a booth (E:07) at the venue all week, with a variety of participatory activities planned.  Download our flyer to get a quick overview.

A few session highlights:

On Sunday 25 August, an event called "Practical Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM): How it works in difference context."

On Monday 26 August, an event called "Water, migration and rural development: from knowledge to action."

On Tuesday 27 August, an event called "Join the youth for the World Water Forum Dakar 2021." Also on Tuesday, "A big push for drought resilience–can it include all?"

On Wednesday 28 August, an event called "Asia Focus: Strengthening Governance to address Asia's Water Challenges."

On Thursday 29 August, an event called "How to increase the impact of WASH sector diagnosis tools?" This will also be broadcast LIVE on GWP's Facebook - details in this flyer.

GWP on Water Governance

On Thursday 29 August, GWP is co-convening a seminar about the strong and weak dimensions of water governance.

The focus of the seminar will be on implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1, 6 and 16, including gaps that exist between objectives and results such as delays in implementation of laws and their enforcement. What do laws tell us about the values and guiding principles that govern water allocations? Is it true that a more effective governance is less democratic and more autocratic? What role does science play in raising awareness of biophysical limitations and contribute to trust building? This seminar aims to give participants a better understanding of cultural, moral, religious and ethical dimensions of allocations, including a human rights based approach - more information available through the WWW schedule.

This article will continously be updated in the lead-up to and during WWW, so please check back.

Top photo: GWP at World Water Week 2018

Photo below: World Water Week 2019 is held at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm.