OneWorld @ World Water Week


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Water governance is integral to OneWorld’s work and thought leadership. Our knowledge and practice on this theme are central to the development context and have been built on national, sub-national and transboundary experience and analysis.

This year OneWorld is again attending and presenting at World Water Week in Stockholm. Organised by SIWI, the conference is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. This year, the theme is “Water for society – Including all”.

OneWorld CEO Belynda Petrie is a Science Programme Committee and this year, is co-leading, with Stefan Uhlenbrook, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme, the Seminar on Water Security, Migration and Regional Integration – is there a Nexus?.

Sessions


Blue Peace Index Launch

Belynda Petrie

Water solutions for tomorrow's megacities

Belynda Petrie

Policy preparedness in the SADC region

Anna Filipova

Panel Discussion on SDG pathways

Belynda Petrie

Water (re)allocation in South Africa

Jonty Rawlins

Community Governance

Belynda Petrie & Polly Alakija

Topic: Water4Peace: The Blue Peace Index Launch

Panel Discussion

Time and location: Sunday 25 August | 12:00-12:45 |Room: M1

Presenter: Belynda Petrie

Ms Petrie, OneWorld CEO, is a panelist in a moderated panel discussion during this session, which will launch the Blue Peace Index.

The index was developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. It is an innovative tool benchmarking transboundary freshwater basins. This mechanism measures countries’ and basins’ use of water for promoting peace and highlights potential improvements across water management, cooperation and investment.

Blue Peace Index Launch

Belynda Petrie

Event:  H20 Challenge Partners Bluewater 11th Hour Event

Presentation: Water solutions for tomorrow's megacities

Time and location: Monday 26 August | 6:30| Teaterskeppet, Boat Charter

Presenter: Belynda Petrie

Ms Petrie will be attending and presenting the Urban Water Challenge Awards Ceremony and Evening Boat Cruise, hosted by the Imagine H2O and the Founding Challenge Partners, Bluewater and 11th Hour Racing. The event will showcase the 2019 winning entrepreneurs. Ms Petrie will be joining thought leaders from across the water sector as they celebrate water entrepreneurship and innovation at World Water Week.

Water solutions for tomorrow's megacities

Belynda Petrie

Topic: Migration and water security: policy preparedness in the SADC region

Seminar: Water (In)Security, Migration, and Regional Integration: Is There a Nexus? (2/3)

Time and location: Tuesday 27 August | 11-12.30. | Room L11

Presenter: Anna Filipova

Anna’s presentation will explore the inextricable relationship between water security and regional integration, with migration as a key aspect.

Urbanisation and migration pattern forecasts show key risks to water security in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. At the same time, there are gaps in regional basin level policy concerning critical aspects of regional integration and water security. Anna will argue that regional and basin level policies in SADC need to account and plan for regional integration trends in order to ensure future water security.

Join us to hear her proposal for a means to promote regional integration through harmonising policy at the basin, national and regional levels.

Policy preparedness in the SADC region

Anna Filipova

Seminar: Water (In)Security, Migration, and Regional Integration: Is There a Nexus? (3/3)

Panel discussion

Time and location: Tuesday 27 August | 14:00-15:30 | Room: L11

Introduced and moderated by Belynda Petrie

Ms Petrie, OneWorld CEO, will be introducing and moderating this session on pathways for successful Sustainable Development Goals/equality outcomes.

Integrated solutions are central to establishing pathways for successful SDG and equality outcomes. Based on seasoned experts’ experiences, this panel will explore what works – and what does not, in the face of the persistent challenge of levels of regional integration.

These are often inadequate to meet the growing requirements of migration and population growth. Further, these problems play out in a context characterised by inadequate water and financial resources. Together, we will examine plausible pathways in current and future contexts.

Panel Discussion on SDG pathways

Belynda Petrie

Topic: Governing water (re)allocation in South Africa: insights from a crisis

Seminar: Water governance with and for all: Is it working? (2/3)

Time and location: Thursday 29 August | 11-12.30 | Room L10

Presenter: Jonty Rawlins

Mr Rawlins’ research analyses the complex aspects influencing water reallocation in South Africa through a case study of the recent Western Cape drought.

His research finds that South Africa (SA) is a key example of equity being the fundamental driving force for reallocation. However, severe climatic stressors have exposed political, regulatory and institutional water governance deficiencies throughout the Western Cape and SA at large. Responding to water misallocation requires that reallocation mechanisms that balance equity and efficiency criteria be integrated within the framework of existing political institutions.

He will be introducing his paper and facilitating a deep dive discussion on the topic (1 of 7 papers available for discussion). Read the full paper here.

Water (re)allocation in South Africa

Jonty Rawlins

Topic: Community-Governance action partnerships to attain SDG 6: A Lagos Slum

Seminar: Innovation: Business as unusual. 21st century:grey, green or in-between? (2/3)

Time and location: Thursday 29 August | 11-12.30 | Room L10

Presenter:  Polly Alakija and Belynda Petrie

Ms Alakija and Ms Petrie are co-presenting their work in this seminar which presents a critical view on the potential for innovations as well as on an existing lack of innovative water management methods. Ms Alakija and Ms Petrie will be presenting on a project which aims to use art education to engage and educate school children around water and sanitation issues in Lagos. Visuals will be on display.

Community Governance

Belynda Petrie & Polly Alakija

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