A net-zero circular water future for cities
Venue: Water Pavilion (Blue Zone), Hosted by 50L Home Coalition, Arup, GIZ and OECD.
Date: 11 November
Time: 11.00 – 12.30 GMT
Description: Significant investment is required to renew and upgrade water infrastructure, estimated at USD 6.7 trillion globally by 2050. At the same time, demographic growth, urbanisation and climate change will pose increasing risks in terms of water quality and quantity in cities, in both developed and developing countries. Getting water management right is essential to prevent these risks and increase resilience of ecosystem services. The session will discuss solutions for resilient, net-zero and circular water and wastewater management in cities worldwide. Representatives from cities, national governments and the private sector will discuss challenges and opportunities for net zero circular infrastructure systems and governance solutions, while showcasing how urban water and wastewater utilities can play a role in reducing GHG emissions and increasing cost recovery.
Anna Margaretha König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm
Thomas Stratenwerth, Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMU), Germany
Aziza Akhmouch, Head of the Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development, OECD
Mike Enskat, Head of water, energy, transport, GIZ
Frantz Beznik, Head of R&D Sustainable Innovation, P&G
Lars Spicker Olesen, Director of Innovation, Grundfos
Mais Al Ardah, Head of Energy Unit, Water Authority, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Braulio Eduardo Morera, 50L Home Director, WBCSD