From climate change and adaptation, to circular-economy, water management, fashion and communication. Samples of thought leadership communication work over the years.
International Water Association
IWA Global Water Award 2016
Catarina de Albuquerque of Portugal is the winner of the 2016 IWA Global Water Award. The award recognises the exceptional role she has played as the driving force behind the recognition of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation. Learn more: iwa-network.org/press/catarina-de-albuquerque-human-rights-champion-winner-of-the-iwa-global-water-award-2016/ The International Water Association (IWA) brings together people from across the water profession to deliver equitable and sustainable water solutions for our world.
2016 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition Opening Summary
The spectacular opening of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibiton gathering 5000 water professionals from across the global to inspire change and shape our water future. www.worldwatercongress.org The International Water Association (IWA) brings together people from across the water profession to deliver equitable and sustainable water solutions for our world.
IWA President 2016 - Diane D'Arras
A civil engineer for nearly forty years, d’Arras is becoming President of the world’s largest international association of water professionals at a time of great challenges, changes and opportunities for addressing some of the most critical water issues facing humanity. Solving these challenges is one of Diane’s main motivations for working in the water sector, and for serving as IWA President. She is particularly concerned with solving the lack of access to water and sanitation worldwide. http://www.iwa-network.org/press/international-water-association-announces-new-president/ The International Water Association (IWA) brings together people from across the water profession to deliver equitable and sustainable water solutions for our world.
IWA Water Loss 2016 summary
The IWA Water Loss Specialist Group organised the Conference and Exhibition themed “Towards MINIMUM LOSSES through Technologies; Proactive Policies and Sustainment”. http://www.iwa-network.org/specialist/water-loss Addressed by over 120 International Speakers across 26 sessions with over 700 delegates. The event witnessed the participation from over 38 countries and over 12 water boards of India. The Exhibition had participation of over 40 organisations. The exhibition brought the latest technologies from across the world related to Leakage detection, Pipe laying & pipe fusion, Pressure control, Advanced Metering, IT interventions for smart water management, etc. Leading Organizations from the sector L&T construction, Suez Environment, VA TECH WABAG, Grundfos Pumps India Limited, IVL Flow Control, Mcelroy, NJS Engineers, Veolia, ARAD Group, ITRON, Ranhill Water Services, Indian Hume pipe Company, ch2m HILL, Gutermann-Detector India, Infosys, Wipro, IBM, Durga Valves, Taisei International, along with Bangalore Water supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, many more along with International Delegations participated in the event with over 2000 business visitors to the exhibition. The Highlight Program of the event was the CEO and Water Boards Conclave having the leaders from Industry and Policy Makers addressing on the core theme of the event. The session was moderated by Mr. Ganesh Pangare IWA Regional Director Asia Pacific and the panelists included representatives from IWA, Grundfos Group, NJS Engineering, L&T Construction, Maharashtra Water Resource and Tamil Nadu Water Investment Company Ltd. The other highlights included the Session on Smart Funding for Cities; Water Leaders Forum, and other leading sessions addressed by leaders.
IWA Connect is IWA's thriving network online. It is the place online to find groups of water professionals and experts worldwide. Join to and share, explore, learn, reflect and most importantly connect and network. Being part of IWA is the first step in becoming a recognised world leading water professional. www.iwa-connect.org The International Water Association (IWA) brings together people from across the water profession to deliver equitable and sustainable water solutions for our world.
IWA World Water Exhibition 2016
The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is a big and complex event that involves dozens of partners and two years of preparation. Every two years a new city plays host to an event that brings together local and global water management expertise to find solutions to our most pressing water challenges. Over the last decade it has become one of the premier global water events, and the only one to successfully combine the science, practice, policy and business of the water sector.
Xylem at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016
Xylem is a leading water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market- leading product brands, bringing broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to challenging water problems. Xylem. Derived from classical Greek, our name refers to the supporting tissues that help transport water and nutrients from a plant’s roots to its leaves. To the people of Xylem, our name stands for our promise to live our values while solving our customers’ most challenging water problems, and to set industry standards for fluid technology applications and water solutions. Xylem comprises five growth centers – Transport, Treatment, Dewatering, Analytics and Applied Water Systems. These businesses are interconnected, anticipating and reflecting evolving needs and sharing their applications expertise to cover every stage of the water cycle.
European Climate Change Adaptation
ECCA 2019 Yvon Slingenberg
Yvon Slingenberg, Director of International, Mainstreaming and Policy Coordination, Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA), European Commission. Yvon comments that the climate is changing now and that we need to step up action - with the EU elections, we have a window of opportunity to make adaptation happen. The European Commission’s new Mission on adaptation aims to enable people to live comfortably on Earth by 2030 through adapting to the consequences of warming.
ECCA 2019 João Pedro Matos Fernandes
João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Portuguese Minister of Environment and Energy Transition outlines that Portugal was the first country to decide to be carbon neutral by 2050, however, in the meantime we need to put adaptation plans in place., beginning as soon as possible. In Portugal there is a focus on rivers and floods, with investments in natural engineering. João goes on to say the work will be ongoing for the foreseeable future, and that any single country cannot solve the problems alone.
ECCA LISBOA Q&A Theme 1: Data, methods and approaches in CCA & DRR
What are the examples on using seasonal forecasting and regional climate change projections in climate change vulnerability and risk assessments? What is the evidence of the impacts and risks of climate change? How should we evaluate the success of adaptation options?
ECCA Lisboa Daniela Jacob
Daniela Jacob from the Climate Service Center Germany – GERICS highlights the importance of the IPCC report, 1.5 degrees. The report highlights how the impact, extremes and vulnerabilities experienced will be less if we limit warming to 1.5 degrees rather than 2 degrees. She also comments that the changes needed are doable if we all take steps to reduce our carbon footprints, but that industry use take responsibility too. Daniela goes on to say how important it is to share knowledge so it is transferable and leads to action.
ECCA 2019 Opening Plenary: Europe is at risk – adapting to extremes
Climate change is considered by many to be the challenge of the 21st century. The urgency and severity of this challenge call for integrated ways of looking at responses to reduce the risks associated with environmental and social stressors, and ensure a secure future for humans and ecosystems. A cooperative approach allows us to improve learning and knowledge exchange in order to deliver optimal solutions. This is particularly important in relation to the goals and targets of the three major international agreements: Paris, Sendai Framework for DRR and the Sustainable Development Goals.
ECCA 2019 Christos Stylianides
Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, European Commission explains that we need a holistic approach to adaptation in order to connect disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. He goes on to say that the strategic approach is to lead by example in order to deal with the immediate consequences, such as the new European system, rescEU.
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