Posts tagged ‘SWITCH’
Sustainable Water Management in Cities: engaging stakeholders for effective change, Zaragoza, Spain, 13-17 December 2010
Organised by: United Nations Office to Support the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015, UN-HABITAT, City of Zaragoza, and the SWITCH consortium (which includes UNESCO-IHE and the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre).
This four-day conference will bring together more than 200 experts, local government officials, media specialists, key water operators and political representatives of cities and stakeholder groups to discuss sustainable urban water management and propose practical ways to move forward to meet the challenges of disseminating results to a wider audience, also considering different development contexts and regional characteristics. This draws on the approaches of the SWITCH project and the Learning Alliances. Some specific outcomes of the meeting – especially case studies – will be presented as part of the World Water Day on 22 March 2011.
Conference web site: www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/swm_cities_zaragoza_2010/index.shtml
Global CityWater Futures Summit: Learning Alliances for Change, Delft, The Netherlands, 7-10 October 2009
Organised by: SWITCH project
The Summit will bring together over 50 science experts from around the world with practitioners from cities in Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, the Middle East as well as donor groups and international organisations to join forces in accelerating change toward a more sustainable water City of the Future.
7 October – Global and Local Initiatives
Keynote presentations by leaders of global and local inititiatives that are making an impact toward more sustainable urban water management.
8 October – Exchanging Knowledge and Experiences
Interactive workshops around the topics of strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, system transitioning and decision making as well as an innovation marketplace of intiatives and new technologies.
9 October – Preparing for a Sustainable Future
Use of case studies and interactive workshops to help cities chart their strategic path to a more sustainable future.
10 October – Visiting Projects That are Making a Difference
A visit to sites in Rotterdam and Culemborg where the ideas of sustainable urban water management are being put into practice.