The Regional Environmental Center of Central Asia (CAREC) informs about the beginning of registration for the World Water Week 2023 “Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World”
World Water Week is a global event held annually in Stockholm, Sweden. It is a unique platform that brings together scientists, experts, decision makers and private companies from all over the world to discuss topical issues of water management and sustainable development.
This year, the Week will focus on water innovation. World Water Week under the motto “Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World” will take place from August 20 to 24, 2023 in Stockholm, Sweden, at the prestigious Waterfront Congress Center. For the first time, participants will have a unique opportunity – absolutely free of charge to participate online in this global event in order to maximize the involvement of participants from different economic sectors interested in creating a sustainable future for our planet. This year’s World Water Week Agenda prioritized such topics as the global water crisis, climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty and other water-related challenges.
The event is a logical continuation of World Water Week 2022, which explored the concept of the value of water, and 2021, dedicated to water sustainability.
The world is facing the challenge of rethinking the value of water. Changes in consciousness and actions must happen here and now! Only by unconditionally committing to better water management can humanity overcome the water crisis and the impacts of climate change, while reducing inequality and poverty. Society can mitigate unsustainable water use through a shift to natural solutions that increase ecosystem resilience. To do this, society needs innovation based on the latest science and best practices from around the world. Innovation will have a broad scope of action that includes behavior change, governance, and systems thinking. World Water Week 2023 will set the stage for such changes.
What is meant by innovation?
Traditional governance systems, technologies and business models are failing to meet the Sustainable Development Goal targets, especially in terms of access to water and sanitation and water resources management. In the context of World Water Week 2023, innovation means improving existing work, increasing efficiency and changing approaches to meeting targets.
Innovation can help improve equitable access, efficiency, cost, quality, and coverage of services, and promote widespread inclusion of minorities and vulnerable groups. It will also lay the groundwork for future collaborations and initiatives.
For more information about the event program and registration, please visit the official website: https://www.trippus.se/web/registration/Registration.aspx?view=registration&idcategory=AB0ILBD9Et4NQJGFfBSiQ2wEXpu7alrHOyfPdhQeKIwou6-WGC-gxwgieRwUEqlnPEDQv7ajQQDi&ln=eng.
World Water Week is the leading conference on global water issues and has been held annually since 1991. As a non-profit event held jointly with leading organizations, the event attracts a wide range of participants representing various professional circles from all corners of the world.
Since 2021, CAREC, within the framework of a joint project with the OSCE in Vienna and the International Water Institute in Stockholm, has been supporting the work of the Network “Women in Water Management in Central Asia and Afghanistan”
In 2022, within the framework of the World Water Week, a unique event took place – the first ever Forum of the global network “Women in Water Diplomacy”. More than 80 water diplomats from all over the world – mainly representatives of the Nile River Basin Network “Women in Water Diplomacy” and the Network “Women in Water Resources Management in Central Asia and Afghanistan”, gathered to discuss key issues of sustainable future in water resources management.
The Forum aimed at cross-basin networking and joint learning, as well as strengthening ties between women diplomats for strategic collective participation in key policy dialogues and events during the World Water Week.
The Women in Water Diplomacy meeting was a landmark step towards a sustainable future for all and a reaffirmation of the importance of cooperation and exchange of experience in global water management issues.