GRoW is happy to announce that the keynote at the GRoW final conference will be held by Dr Olcay Ünver, Vice-Chair of UN-Water and Senior Advisor at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). He will provide insights on the UN-Water 2030 Strategy and the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework launched at the High-Level Political Forum last July. While preparing for the conference, we had the opportunity to talk to him about linking local and global levels in water management.
World Water Week At Home (WWWeek@home), a virtual conference that took place from August 24 to 28, was initiated by SIWI after the regular World Water Week 2020 had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. The GIZ Week on Water for Development (WW4D) was part of the World Water Week and put a special emphasis on key water topics in relation to climate change and Covid-19.
As part of SIWI’s WWWeek@home 2020, the Week on Water for Development (WW4D) connects stakeholders and offers a virtual platform for exchange on key water topics. From August 24th to 28th, participants get the chance to connect, exchange and discuss with experts and practitioners from the field during panel discussion, expert talks and in interactive dialogues.
The 2020 meeting of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was held from July 7 to 16. The theme was "Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development". The HLPF annual meeting is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Policy Brief “Virtual water and trade: lightening water footprints” by the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) deals with the opportunities and pitfalls of the concepts water footprint and virtual water. The fields of action identified in the Policy Brief are closely linked to the work of various GRoW joint projects.
In a Policy Brief from the International Water Resources Association (IWRA), the authors discuss how international guidelines such as the “OECD Principles on Water Governance” can be successfully put into practice.