Stockholm World Water Week 2021

23-27 August 2021

WBCSD will be leading and supporting a series of sessions at the Stockholm World Water Week 2021. The event will be fully virtual this year. For registration, please click here. For more information on the sessions, please click on the sessions’ date and time below:

1. Data driven pathways to wastewater zero23 August, 11:00 – 12:00 CEST  &  25 August, 21:00 – 22:00 CEST
Untreated industrial wastewater impacts climate, biodiversity and water security and is a long-term business risk. This session will highlight the critical role of industry in managing wastewater and explore ways in which industry, government and investors can collaborate for better data collection for informed decision making.

2. Water Impact Protocol for the Food and Agriculture sector companies – 24 August, 13:00 – 14:00 CEST
The food and agriculture system generates environmental, health and socio-economic externalities through freshwater withdrawal and pollution. Businesses require practical tools to account for these externalities. This session will introduce the Water Impact Protocol for the Food & Agriculture companies and involve a discussion on key issues for impact valuation & management.

3. “Try using less water”: Exploring the water-energy-climate nexus – 25 August, 15:00 – 16:00 CEST
The LA Times recently published the article ‘Want to save energy and fight climate change? Try using less water’ which highlighted water is the forgotten link in the global fight against climate change. This session brings together actors collaborating in the 50L Home Coalition and their experiences exploring this challenge.

4. Will the WASH response to COVID-19 strengthen supply chain resilience? – 23 August, 13:00 – 14:00 CEST
Panel session discussing the importance of access to WASH for workers in global supply chains as a way to build resilience to future shocks. Experts from the ground (i.e. factories in supply chains) and business strategy will share the lessons learned from the deployment of WASH interventions for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

5. Values as the spark? For better decision-making on water –  25 August, 13:00 – 14:25 CEST
Do values offer an entry-point to making better water-related decisions? Yes! A diverse group of presenters and panelists will share how values may guide systemic transformation. Participants will interactively engage in valuing water dilemmas – an appetizer for the values survey that we hope many SWWW2021 participants will join.

6. The private sector–water and climate resilience in uncertain times – 23 August, 14:00 – 15:00 CEST & 24 August, 13:00 – 14:00 CEST25 August, 14:30 – 15:55 CEST & 26 August, 07:30 – 08:55 CEST
Water insecurity is a critical business risk, likely to be dramatically exacerbated by climate change. Business leadership is vital to surmounting our climate-challenged future and building water resilience. Leadership positions and actions will be featured in this storytelling session with global industry associations and member companies.

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