We hope you are as excited as we are to start exploring this year’s theme of ‘Blue-Green Deals with Integrated Solutions’ together with Minister of infrastructure and water management, Barbara Visser, Head of cabinet for First Vice-President of the European Commission, Diederik Timmermans, Journalist, Ikenna Azuike and the CEO of Waternet, Roelof Kruize.
This opening session of the AIWW2021 Online Conference will further elaborate on this year’s theme by introducing the four subthemes:
- Clean Water & Ecosystem Restoration
- Reuse, recycle and Recover
- Risk and Resilience
- Community engagement and intersectional collaboration
These four subthemes will be discussed in an environment stressing both the challenges and the opportunities lying within the water sector, aiming to see how water can function as an enabler and accelerator of the achievement of the SDG’s targets. Initiatives taken by the Dutch Government towards knowledge and technology transfer will be presented, as well as measures regarding funding opportunities and water stewardship.
The opening session will also guide you through all the exciting upcoming events and sessions, and mention what collaborations and regional focuses we have on board. We will share our ideas on how these events and future AIWW target groups and community centric events can valuably assist towards the realization of the SDG’s 2 (Zero Hunger), 6 (Clean Water & Sanitation), 9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure), 11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities) and 13 (Climate Action).
We appreciate your attendance and contributions and hope to see you at this very first opening session.
Let’s get started!