World Water Week 2021 is fast approaching and the BlueTech team is getting ready to support our community of water leaders in getting the most out of this key industry event.
Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), World Water Week is the annual focal point for exploring and addressing global water issues. This year’s conference will be held entirely online, 23-27 August, with the theme Building Resilience Faster.
BlueTech Research is hosting an interactive roundtable highlighting innovative technologies, in partnership with Imagine H2O. The event takes place on Thursday 26 August, 11am-12pm Stockholm Time, 10am BST, 5am EST, 2am PST.
‘It Doesn’t Help People if We Don’t Deploy It’ – features talented innovators and entrepreneurs who will share their own stories showing how extraordinary technological advancements have been successfully deployed to solve water challenges across the globe.
Join entrepreneurs in water to explore unique stories of how innovation has been successfully deployed across the globe to solve water challenges.
The session – It Doesn’t Help People if We Don’t Deploy It! – will present examples of innovation and collaboration in practice and will feature:
- Tina Arrowood, Principal Research Scientist, DuPont Water Solutions – a circular economy for salt that keeps rivers clean
- Alfredo Zolezzi, CEO, Plasma Waters – the Plasma Water Sanitation System, a breakthrough technology to address the global water crisis
- Asim Bhalerao, CEO, Fluid Robotics – how robots are helping the city of Pune, India, divert and treat raw sewage from the Mula-Mutha river.
- Patrick Kiely, CEO, Sentry – Helping São Paulo – Brazil’s wastewater treatment plants optimise processes and ensure only treated water flows back into the ecosystem
The session opens with a lightning talk from Hans-Ulrich Buchholz, Environmental Compliance, Water, Wastewater, Biodiversity lead at L’Oreal.
The event will be moderated by Kelly Trott, Vice President, Imagine H2O, and Aoife Kelleher, Lead Sustainability Researcher BlueTech Research.
BlueTech’s Top Picks at SIWI
With such a great range of speakers and choice of topics available at SIWI World Water Week, participants might be seeking guidance on what to attend. BlueTech’s expert analysts have scoured the agenda and put together their top picks from across the programme.
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Tuesday 24 Aug
- 07.00 – 08.00 – Setting context-based water targets: BHP’s experience so far – led by Blair Douglas, BHP.
- 09.45 – 10.45 – Reimagining natural capital in a changing climate – featuring Nestle, Danone and Credit Suisse.
- 14.00 – 15.30 – What if companies could help regenerate the water cycle through agriculture? -with Nestle
Wednesday 25 Aug
- 07.00 – 08.00 – Pathways to resilient, blue-green growth for cities – ARUP
- 18.45 – 19.45 – Impacting society through smart, data-enabled water ecosystem – keynotes from Paul Fleming, Fellow at the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation and Una Hrnjak-Hadziahmetovic, Senior Manager for Global Sustainability, Starbucks.
- 13.00 – 14.25 – Integrating indigenous knowledge in the design of nature-based solutions – led by Jyotiraj Patra, Project Manager – TROSA, Oxfam.
- 14.00 – 15.00 – AMCOW-Groundwater program: spearheading a vision on groundwater resilience in Africa.
- 16.00 – 17.30 – What if water restoration leveraged tech to achieve scale? – featuring Facebook, Burnt Island Ventures, Sciens Capital and Alliance for Global Water Adaptation.
- 18.00 – 19.00 – Business case for building community resilience in corporate value chain – led by GAP Inc.
- 21.00 – 22.25 – Accelerating sustainable transformation of the textile sector – featuring H&M.
Thursday 26 Aug
- 07.00 – 08.00 – Real-time water data from satellites to achieve faster resilience – featuring UN FAO, IHE Delft Institute and Wageningen University & Research.
- 10.00 – 11.00 – Managing floods and droughts together: the technical challenges – led by Global Water Partnership.
- 11.30 – 11.55 – 20 litres per person per day – featuring Flemming Konradsen, Professor in Global Health, University of Copenhagen and Dr Gifty Sunkwa-Mills, Municipal Director of Health, Ghana Health Service.
More details are available on the World Water Week 2021 website https://www.worldwaterweek.org
Registration Instructions below:
- Get your limited access free tickets: https://worldwaterweek.org/tickets
- Register by answering the questions and opting out of networking packages
- Check your email for (i) confirmation of registration “Confirmation World Water Week 2021”
- Check your email for (ii) access to platform “World Water Week Event Entry”
- Create your account using email (ii) and log into the platform
- Once you are logged into the platform, you can register for our sessions by browsing through the agenda.
- Click here to sign up for our session