Time: 10.00 (EDT)/ 14.00 (UTC)
Climate change impacts us all – with the immediate effects most often felt through water insecurity. So why we ask, is only 3% of climate finance dedicated to water-related adaptation? As 2030 fast approaches, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets on water and sanitation are still distant hopes, and water insecurity is growing as the climate crisis becomes a reality for billions of people. As stewards of water, women and girls confront the impacts of climate change every day yet lack decision-making power to influence climate finance commitments to water security. These impacts are deepening the devastating impact of widespread gender inequality in our changing climate. We ask our policymakers and leaders to priorities investment in gender transformative water security at COP27 and to commit to the clear actions defined in this webinar.
The webinar will include statements and presentations to demonstrate water security evidence, WASH as a pathway for gender equality, and the essential element of gender-responsive climate finance that includes investment in water, sanitation, and hygiene. Breakout groups will discuss 5 calls to action as we finalize a Joint Statement for endorsement in lead up to COP27. Please join the dialogue! Note the plenary session will have interpretation in French and English.
Nature-based solutions (NbS) have emerged globally as one of the key sustainable and affordable ways to fix the broken urban water cycle and contribute to improve river/basin – cities health. While appropriate public policies are essential to mainstream the use of NbS, revisiting practical NbS implementation cases can provide important inputs to better understand how to properly shape these policies.
Based on case studies from different geographies and social and economic contexts, this session aims to discuss how to create an enabling environment for mainstreaming NbS in urban and basin water management, considering the various implementation scales, the multiple stakeholders involved, and the technological solutions available.
In addition, this session will be an opportunity to showcase IWA Strategic Programmes focused on mainstreaming innovative good practices/solutions that contribute to the progression of water management worldwide and support achieving SDG 6, especially the new Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative.
The 15th Edition of WATER EXPO 2021 one of the largest exhibitions in South Asia is scheduled to be held at the Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam on 15th, 16th & 17th July 2021. The 15th Edition provides an excellent platform for business and networking for professionals and enthusiasts of water and to showcase new technologies and success stories.
Read More https://waterexpo.biz/index.php/
Webinar 6: Key Findings – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xOyoMMZyeUzKW2hSYh8DQzVmfB_MhPFu/view?usp=sharing
International Conference on Rainwater Harvesting and Water Management will be held on March 25-26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. This conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Rainwater Harvesting and Water Management. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables, and references of novel research materials.
The South Asia Rainwater Harvesting Network (SARNET) website www.sarainwater.org was launched on the 24th of March 2021, taking on the theme of this year’s international water day “valuing water” at an event conducted via zoom social media platform.
The theme of the World Water Day 2021 will focus on the theme, ‘Valuing Water’. This focus will extend beyond issues of pricing to include the environmental, social, and cultural value people place on water.
Every year World Water Day is observed across the globe on the 22nd of March. World Water day became a UN observance day in 1993. It seeks to focus attention on the global water crisis. On 22 March every year, people and organizations mark World Water Day by taking action to tackle the water crisis.
For more information www: https://www.worldwaterday.org/
Rainwater harvesting has provided access to water at the doorstep for women thus enabling them to engage in economic activities, continuing education and maintain good health while also preserving culture and traditions expressed by the participants at the 4th webinar concluded on the 25th of February 2021.
For more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QUuvYhtjFvtxXvmDFlT_FWBXHFCXbtaP/view?usp=sharing
The webinar highlighted increased water use in the South Asia region, issues related to contamination that has taken a back seat with Covid 19 such as the Arsenic contamination and the increased pressure on ground water table. The participants shared their observations on the potential of rainwater harvesting as a mitigatory measure.
For more information https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ATGjlvIdYvoeAGyA-0MM07ipwBSUqrd9/view?usp=sharing