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Join IRC and Partners at World Water Week 2021 Online

23rd Aug 2021 to 27th Aug 2021

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Announcement WWW2021

See what we have planned with partners during the virtual Stockholm World Water Week 2021 from 23-27 August. This year's theme is "Building Resilience Faster".

IRC and partners have co-organised the following sessions:



Monday 23 August


Local perspectives, global opportunities – Water as Leverage Asia

City of Chennai, Deltares, Government of the Netherlands, Invest International, Ooze Architects, University of Groningen, Water Youth Network, World Bank Group

Monday 23 August


Household-led access: Self-supply's potential for increased resilience and water security  

Ask for Water GmbH, International Water Management Institute, IRC, MetaMeta, Rural Water Supply Network, SKAT Foundation, SMART Centre Group, University of Technology Sydney, WaterAid

Monday 23 August


Towards the next generation of sustainability monitoring and accountability

Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office UK,
Government of the Netherlands, Stockholm International Water Institute, United Nations Children's Fund

Monday 23 August


How the Dutch are transforming the way they value water

Government of the Netherlands, Municipality of Dordrecht, Netherlands

Monday 23 August 


Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Unpacking finance.

IRC, United Nations Children's Fund,

Tuesday 24 August


Water Resource Management for WASH: strengthening communities for climate resilience

Amref Health Africa, Government of the Netherlands, RAIN Foundation, Simavi, WASH Alliance International, WASH SDG Consortium, Wetlands International

Tuesday 24 August


 Inclusive practices in water climate adaptation

Deltares, Government of the Netherlands, World Bank Group

Tuesday 24 August


Advocacy in Africa: Tools for Integrating WASH-Conservation in local agendas

Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group, Conservation International, IRC, United States Agency for International Development

Tuesday 24 August


Resilient Communities in the Face of Pandemics and Climate Change

CAF - Development Bank of Latin America, Water For People, IDB,, One Drop Foundation and IRC

Wednesday 25 August


Preparing for an inclusive and action-oriented UN Water Conference 2023

Government of the Netherlands, Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, Sanitation and Water for All

Wednesday 25 August


Supporting societal transformations in delta's through long-term partner engagements

Bangladesh Ministry of Planning, Diamonds of the Delta network,
Egypt Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Government of the Netherlands, Government of Vietnam, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam Ministry of Water Resources, Bangladesh, World Bank Group

Wednesday 25 August


Values as the spark - Changing power dynamics, better water decisions

Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority, Government of the Netherlands, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Rare, University of Cambridge, University of Leeds, World Bank Group, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Wednesday 25 August


IP High Level Dialogue: International Policy

Government of the Netherlands, Stockholm International Water Institute

Wednesday 25 August


How sustainability compacts contribute to institutional sustainability

Amref Health Africa, Government of the Netherlands, IRC, Plan International, Simavi, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, WASH Alliance International, WASH SDG Consortium

Thursday 26 August


How strengthening accountability is accelerating progress on SDG6

African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, IRC, Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, Sanitation and Water for All, Water Witness International  

Thursday 26 August


Private Public Potential: incremental project innovations for resilience and impact

Government of the Netherlands, Solidaridad, Vergnet Hydro
Vitens Evides International, Wetlands International

Thursday 26 August


Strengthening systems without silos: Structuring partnerships for collective action

Environmental Incentives, IRC, Tetra Tech Inc., United States Agency for International Development, University of Colorado Boulder

Thursday 26 August


Putting People First: Citizen-Centric Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Water

Government of the Netherlands, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, WaterAid, World Bank Group

Friday 27 August


People, systems, and change: from master plans to safe water

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, IRC, Millennium Water Alliance, Water For People

Friday 27 August


Priority-setting, commitments and accountability: Interlocking keys to better water governance?

IRC, Sanitation and Water for All, Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm International Water Institute, United Nations Children’s Fund, University of Technology Sydney

Friday 27 August


Strengthening water governance for resilient communities 

Conservation International, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, IRC

Friday 27 August


Public Development Banks’ role in accelerating WASH access to all

CAF - Development Bank of Latin America, European Investment Bank, French Development Agency