23 Août 2021 – 27 Août 2021

Lieu: Online

Organisation: Stockholm International Water Institute

World Water Week is the leading conference on global water issues and in 2021 it will be held as a digital event 23-27 August. The Week attracts participants from more than 130 countries and with many different professional backgrounds, including various organizations and institutions based here in Geneva.

Geneva a Global Hub for Water Governance

Water issues are high on international Geneva agenda. Various organizations from international Geneva contribute regularly to the World Water Weeks. This year join the UN Water, UNECE, UNHCR, WMO, IFRC, ICRC, IUCN, WBCSD, the Geneva Water Hub, WWF, WSSCC, University of Geneva and many other online. Consult the detailed programme.

Events with Geneva-based Organizations

Find here a selection of events involving actors from International Geneva.

Climate smart transboundary river basin development

Monday, 23 August | 8:00-9:00

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GmbH, International Union for Conservation of Nature, NBI – Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program, UNECE, Wetlands International

Climate migration: Water services and water security in displacement settings

Monday, 23 August | 10:30-11:55

Deltares, Eawag, IOM, Ministry of Water and Environment of Uganda, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, UNHCR, UN Human Settlements Programme, Water Youth Network

Data driven pathways to Wastewater Zero

Monday, 23 August | 11:00-12:00

CDP Worldwide, UN Human Settlements Programme, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

SIWI Seminar: Still breaking silos. Across sectors and boundaries

Part I: Monday, 23 August | 11:00-12:00

Part II: Tuesday, 24 August | 11:00-12:00

Part III: Wednesday, 25 August | 13:00-14:00

Cooperation on International Waters in Africa (CIWA)/World Bank Group, International Water Management Institute, Stockholm International Water Institute, UNECE

SIWI Seminar: Navigating uncertain waters, shifting powers, sharing values

Part I: Monday, 23 August | 13:00-14:00

Part II: Tuesday, 24 August | 17:00-18:00

Part III: Wednesday, 25 August | 13:00-14:00

Both ENDS, Governments of South Africa and Netherlands, Stockholm International Water Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, WMO, World Resources Institute

Will the WASH response to COVID-19 strengthen supply chain resilience

Monday, 23 August | 13:00-14:00

Fakir Fashion LTD, Unilever, WaterAid
WBCSD, Xylem

Managing Floods and Droughts: The Governance Challenges

Monday, 23 August | 14:00-15:00

Deltares, Integrated Drought Management Programme, World Bank Group, WMO

Presenting the 2021 global status of water and sanitation

Monday, 23 August | 17:00-18:25


Water and Stability; Towards a Resilient World

Monday, 23 August | 22:00-23:00

Geneva Water Hub, UNICEF, University of Geneva

Using data to build resilient urban sanitation and waste management

Tuesday, 24 August | 15:00-16:00

GSM Association, Toilet Board Coalition

Valuing Water, the UN World Water Development Report 2021

Tuesday, 24 August | 18:00-19:00

IUCN, Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme, UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme, UNIDO, UN-Water, World Bank Group, World Youth Parliament for Water

Integrated drought resilience in a changing climate

Tuesday, 24 August | 18:00-19:00

FAO, Global Water Partnership, International Water Management Institute, The Borders Institute, UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme, UN Convention to Combat Desertification, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Water Youth Network, WMO

Water co-operation for strengthening peace, security and sustainability

Thursday, 25 August | 13:00-14:00

Geneva Water Hub, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia, Stockholm International Water Institute, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

WASH Road Map 2025

Thursday, 26 August | 11:00-12:00

Global WASH Cluster, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, ICRC, IFRC, Oxfam, REACH Initiative, Road Map Steering Committe, Save the Children, Solidarites International, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, The German WASH Network

With impact investment & innovative financing models to systemic change

Thursday, 26 August | 17:00-18:00

cewas, Geo Expertise, Livinguard AG, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Swiss Water Partnership

Equitable and resilient urban sanitation services: framing agenda for action

Friday, 27 August | 10:00-11:00

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Green Growth Institute, UNICEF
UN Habitat, University of Technology Sydney, World Bank Group

Healthy forests, healthy people: managing the forest/water nexus

Friday, 27 August | 10:00-11:00

Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, Center for International Forestry Research, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, FAO, Forest and Water Champions Forest Trends
Global Resilience Partnership, IUCN, International Union for Forest Research Organization, Stockholm International Water Institute, UNEP, World Resources Institute

Closing Plenary

Friday, 27 August | 10:00-11:00

Stockholm International Water Institute