World Water Week 2015


From August 22nd untill the 27th the World Water Week is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Stockholm. This event is the perfect place to meet, connect and learn from WASH professionals from all over the world. During this week we will share the latest insights from the WASH Alliance and a variety of our partners will proudly present their story in one of the workshops. At our stand you can also watch our Accelerating WASH video, which will be shown for the first time in Stockholm. The video explains how acceleration is about reaching scale, reducing costs and achieving growth of sustainable access to WASH.

View the full World Water Week programme here.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Stockholm!
You can find us in Hall B – stand #18.

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Presentations by our partners
In one of the first sessions on Sunday Jacqueline Barendse (WASTE) and Sara Ahrari (Simavi) will present the work of their organisations in the workshop ‘Sustainable cities: a pipe dream or realistic future’.  On Tuesday, Akvo will participate in a workshop on ‘Information technologies for a smarter water future’.

Sunday 11:30h: Urban Sanitation
In the workshop ‘Sustainable Cities’  Jacqueline Barendse (WASTE) will present the Diamond Business approach on Urban sanitation. She will explain why subsidized toilets don’t work and how the diamond model can provide a shift from subsidies towards a market driven approach.
Read the abstract 

Improved WASH Services in the Low Income Communities of Dhaka
Sara Ahrari (Simavi)will hold a poster presentation on the project approach and the sustainability challenges to cover all the Low income communities in Dhaka by end of 2015. This presentation is all about the limited access to safe drinking water for the LIC population, which is only 4%. Sara will share Simavi’s insights on realising sustainable integrated WASH services to meet local needs.

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Tuesday 9:00-10:30h:
Information technologies for a smarter water future
Akvo will give a workshop together with @aqua, DHI and Stockholm International Water Institute. The workshop will provide ideas and examples of how information technologies can be harnessed for a sustainable future. Topics such as water and energy efficiency in the value chain and building smart solutions for decision making, will be discussed in detail.
Read the abstract

Press release
Read our press release on accelerating WASH here.