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Published on: 25/02/2022

'Catching Up with Urbanisation' is the central focus of the Water Summit for Global Development 2022. With multidisciplinary Keynotes and Thematic Sessions, a Water Dialogue and a closing address 'Towards the UN2023 Water Conference' by Henk Ovink. Join us! Water Summit on Tuesday 15 March 2022 in Delft.

Water Summit for Global Development 2022

Catching Up with Urbanisation
15 March 2022 | 9:00-17:00 | TU Delft Aula

The aim of Water Summit for Global Development 2022 is to promote water research that contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). "We believe in implementation, testing our ideas in the field and that low resources should not necessarily mean low tech. We believe that all of this can only be done together, and thus we focus on building and fostering strong interdisciplinary relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders."

PROGRAM and Keynote speakers
8:30 registration | 9:00 -17:00 programme | 17:00 drinks and dinner

Download: Thematic Sessions Morning & Afternoon

Morning programme

  • Welcome and Opening Address - by Doris van Halem
  • Opening address - by Luuk Rietveld (Professor TU Delft | Water for Impact)
  • Keynote: The Role of Tertiary Education in Achieving Universal Access to Water and Sanitation - by Elizabeth Tilley (Professor of Global Health Engineering, ETH Zurich)
  • Keynote: Leap Frogging to Inclusive New Water Paradigms for Development - by Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy (Executive Director, IWA)
  • Thematic Sessions: Engaging the Urban & Climate and the City

Lunch & Best Paper Award Ceremony

Afternoon programme

  • Keynote: Sensing Water - by Nick van de Giesen (Professor TU Delft | Water for Impact)
  • Thematic Sessions: Water (Re-use) for Food & The Urban Water Nexus
  • Water Dialogue: Catching Up with Urbanisation
  • Towards UN2023 Water Conference - by Henk Ovink (Special Envoy for International Water Affairs)

Drinks & Jazz

Conference Dinner

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