In the ‘world of water,’ this year is all about lifting the hidden, making the invisible visible, seeing the unseen. During World Water Week, SNV will join in intensifying the global call for the world’s leaders to turn their commitment to protect and equitably distribute water resources for people’s health, livelihoods, ecosystems, and production to action.

Catch SNV and partners in one of these sessions. Engage with us and help the sector amplify the urgent need for #WaterSecurityForAll.

Catch us online, in CEST

  • Wednesday, 24 August, 08:30-09:50 | Valuing inclusive systems for stronger resilience in water and WASH, a session that (i) explores the dynamic of water systems and people, and (ii) emphasises the importance of inclusivity and diversity in perspectives and programming for climate resilience, social cohesion, accountability, and citizen wellbeing.
  • Wednesday, 24 August, 11:30-12:50 | Changing invisible norms - the key to inclusive water and WASH, a session that showcases innovative approaches by partners of the Australian Government’s Water for Women Fund in incrementally altering the systemic marginalisation and exclusion of groups of peoples in Asia and the Pacific in influencing and accessing sustainable water and WASH services.
  • Wednesday, 24 August, 15:30-16:50 | Driving professionalisation and performance for a sustainable urban water cycle, a session that signals the urgent need for holistic approaches and cohesive governance and accountability in managing urban water and waste leaving no-one behind – against the backdrop of a growing city population, massive infrastructure building, and climate change.
  • Thursday, 25 August, 07:00-08:20 | WASH response to climate change: climate resilience and sustainability challenges, a session by the Netherlands Government-supported WASH SDG programme that presents ongoing water-related climate resilient and adaptation activities in Zambia, Indonesia, and Uganda, which all place groups of people most vulnerable to the shocks of climate change at the centre of their approaches.


Meet us in Stockholm

Attending World Water Week in Stockholm? SNV’s representatives are interested and available to chat with you. Catch any of our colleagues in person or write to water@snv.org on or before Monday 15 August to schedule an appointment.

Join us in Stockholm (or online), in CEST

  • Monday, 29 August, 09:00-10:30 [ROOM 453] | Creating markets and accessing finance for innovative sanitation technologies, a session that contributes to addressing the question, ‘How to enable viable market creation for utility scale urban sanitation technology innovations?,’ by unpacking obstacles faced by government investment in new technologies, the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, and sharing some possible solutions.
  • Tuesday, 30 August, 16:00-17:30 [ROOM 353] | 'Climate resilient development without sanitation' and other myths, a session that (i) highlights the important place of sanitation in creating climate resilient communities, and (ii) demonstrates how limited attention to sanitation may result in maladaptive climate responses, which are likely to reinforce existing inequalities, vulnerabilities, and risks.
  • Thursday, 1 September, 11:00-12:30 [ROOM 451]Democratising data and decision making for resilient water development, a session that (i) unlocks the potential of bridging the divide between social and technical monitoring and planning over water resources, infrastructure, and management, and (ii) introduces the concept of collective informed choice for self-determination and social cohesion, reducing the potential of competing interests and conflicts over water resources.



Photo: Banner: Community water used for irrigation in a hilly area near Nepalgunj (Credit: SNV) | SNV delegates in World Water Week (Background design by SIWI)