World Water Week in Stockholm 2021

22 July, 2021

The 2021 edition of World Water Week will be held as a full-scale digital event on 23-27 August, on the theme Building Resilience Faster.

During the week, UN-Water will convene various sessions.

 

Presenting the 2021 global status of water and sanitation

Date and Time: Monday 23 August | 17:00-18:25 CEST, with translation into French and Spanish

This event will launch the ‘2021 Progress Updates’ reports for seven SDG 6 global indicators and feature an interactive discussion with the audience about how we are doing on SDG 6 and where we need to accelerate progress.

Agenda:

  • Welcome and introduction by UN-Water
  • Key findings on SDG 6 indicators by WHO, UNICEF, UNEP, UN-Habitat, FAO, UNECE and UNESCO
  • Q&A with the audience
  • Concluding comments by IMI-SDG6 Strategic Advisory Group

Learn more:

  • All reports will be available for download on this webpage (on 23 August).
  • More information about the event here.

 

Valuing Water, the UN World Water Development Report 2021

Date and Time: Tuesday 24 August | 18:00-19:00

The 2021 edition of the UN World Water Development Report focuses on the theme “Valuing Water” and it identifies ways in which valuation can be promoted as a tool help achieve sustainability. The session will introduce the main findings of this UN-Water flagship publication and discuss its recommendations.

Agenda:

  • Opening Remarks: Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO
  • Art for Awareness: ‘Economy’
  • Panel discussion on ‘Looking at both sides of the coin’
    • BUSINESSES (Christian Susan – UNIDO)
    • FINANCING and FUNDING (Jason Russ – the World Bank)
    • CULTURE (Alexander Otte – UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme)
  • Art for Awareness: ‘Society’
  • Q&A with the panel
  • Panel discussion on ‘It is a prism and not a coin!’
    • Moderator: Ms Kelly Ann Naylor (Associate Director for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, UNICEF and Vice-Chair of UN-Water)
    • Youth (Carolina Tornesi Mackinnon – World Youth Parliament for Water)
    • Indigenous knowledge (Yolanda López-Maldonado – UNESCO)
    • Environment (Rebecca Welling – IUCN)
    • Human rights (Pedro Arrojo-Agudo – the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, OHCHR)
  • Closing Remarks: Michela Miletto, Coordinator, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme

Learn more:

  • The UN WWDR is available for download on this webpage.
  • More information about the event here.

 

Presenting the 2021 global status of water and sanitation

Date and Time: Wednesday 25 August | 07:30-08:55 CEST, with translation into Arabic and Russian

This event will launch the ‘2021 Progress Updates’ reports for seven SDG 6 global indicators and feature an interactive discussion with the audience about how we are doing on SDG 6 and where we need to accelerate progress.

Agenda:

  • Welcome and introduction by UN-Water
  • Key findings on SDG 6 indicators by WHO, UNICEF, UNEP, UN-Habitat, FAO, UNECE and UNESCO
  • Q&A with the audience
  • Concluding comments by IMI-SDG6 Strategic Advisory Group

Learn more:

  • All reports will be available for download on this webpage (on 23 August).
  • More information about the event here.

 

World Water Day 2022 – Groundwater, Making the invisible, visible

Date and Time: Friday 27 August | 14:00-15:00

Groundwater provides almost half of all drinking water worldwide, about 40% of water for irrigated agriculture and about 1/3 of water supply required for industry. It sustains ecosystems, maintains the baseflow of rivers and prevents land subsidence and seawater intrusion.
This event will present the 2022 World Water Day and World Toilet Day campaign on Groundwater and participants will get a chance to learn more about the theme through a panel discussion, get a preview of the forthcoming UN World Water Development Report and get involved in the campaign.

Agenda:

  • Moderation by Ms. Amani Alfarra, FAO
  • Welcome by Ms. Alice Aureli, UNESCO
  • Presentation of the forthcoming UN World Water Development Report by Ms. Michela Miletto, UNESCO WWAP
  • Presentation of the World Water Day campaign and engagement possibilities for the public by Stefan Siepman, IGRAC
  • Perspectives on groundwater and Q&A. Three perspectives from practice, science and policy and a Q&A session with the audience
    • Mr. Dave Kreamer, President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists
    • Ms. Viviana Re, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Pisa
    • Mr. Moshood Tijani, Groundwater Desk Officer, AMCOW Groundwater Programme
  • Closing by Mr. Neno Kukuric, IGRAC

Learn more:

  • More information about the event here.

 

How to attend World Water Week 2021

Registration for the digital World Water Week 2021 is made here. All events hosted by UN-Water will be free and available with the ‘limited access’ ticket.

Find out more, following UN-Water on Twitter and Facebook.