- 04 Nov 2013 - 08 Nov 2013
In 2050 more than 70% of the world population will be concentrated in cities, most of which will be located in low-lying deltas. Fast-growing cities face a wide range of challenges and opportunities in their transition towards sustainability and resilience against extreme events. Moving to a green economy, a number of key issues need to be addressed such as providing fresh water supplies and sanitation of high quality, accessing affordable raw materials and energy sources, and adapting to the impacts of climate change.
Water Week Events
The International Water Week (4-8 November 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) combines several events, offering a combination of solutions, policy and science:
- The IWW Conference; the international water community platform for discussion on integrated water solutions for a green economy
- Aquatech Amsterdam, the world’s leading trade exhibition for process, drinking and waste water
- The Water Operator Partnership (WOP) Conference, addressing drinking water and sanitation in developing countries
- The Utility Leaders Forum, gathering global water utility leaders
- The Industrial Leaders Forum: where todays’ industry leaders talk about solutions for tomorrow
The International Water Week is organized by the International Water Association, the Netherlands Water Partnership, International Water Conferences and Amsterdam RAI.
On Tuesday 5 November, UNESCO-IHE will be involved in the workshop 'Multiple water use for green cities of the future.' Prof. Jules van Lier will be Chair of this session and Dr. Peter van der Steen will be one of the speakers. His talk will focus on 'QMRA for urban water cycle management in developing countries'.
This workshop starts at 14:05 hrs in room G104. Click here for more detailed information about the event.
During the entire event, UNESCO-IHE will be present with a booth (Hall 07 - 422P7) at the Holland Business Pavillion and various staffmembers will attend the week.
Download the brochure here.