World Water Week 2017
Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world.
Speakers of World Water Week 2017 include:
- Karolina Skog, Minister of Environment, Sweden
- Carlos de la Torre, Minister of Economy and Finance, Ecuador
- Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands
- Peter Thomson, President of the United Nations General Assembly, 71stsession
- Karin Wanngård, Mayor of Stockholm
- The Hon. Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair, Sanitation and Water for all
- Dr Zaini Ujang, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) Malaysia
- Guang Z. Chen, Senior Director, Water Global Practice World Bank Group
- Stephen McCaffrey, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, California, Stockholm Water Prize Laureate 2017
- Christer Fuglesang, Astronaut and Member of the Royal Academy of Science, Sweden
- Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, SIWI
- Therese Sjömander Magnusson, Director, SIWI
- Ahmed Abdirahman, Founder of the Global Village and the Järva politicians’ week 2017
The IWA 4th International Conference “Water challenges in XXI century” is organized by the Strategic Asset Management Specialist Group and by the Specialist Group on Statistics and Economics.
The conference global theme, “Economics, statistics, finance, infrastructure asset management and utility bankability”, underpins major challenges of water utilities around the world. Financial and operational sustainability of water services either in developed regions, emerging economies or developing countries is crucial, not only to assure adequate present and long term service levels but also to attract financial resources needed for building, rehabilitating, refurbishing and renewing water infrastructures and assets.
IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa, which celebrated its premiere from September 15 to 18, 2015 in Johannesburg, has positioned itself strongly in the African market. The first edition saw over 2 273 trade visitors from 38 countries engage with 116 exhibitors from 13 countries taking up over 4 500 square meters. In addition the Trade Fair boasted a high-caliber forum program. The event’s portfolio is now being expanded and will in future encompass all the segments being offered by the parent trade fair IFAT in Munich: water, sewage, waste and recycling. The next edition, IFAT Africa, Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling will take place in Johannesburg in 2017.
2017 International Climate Alliance Conference
Transforming our municipalities ‒ From goals to action
20 – 22 September 2017 in Essen, Germany
Reducing CO2 emissions is not enough. A drastic shift in the way we use resources, shape policy and go about our daily routines is in order if we are to tackle the climate challenge. The transformation we need to see in our regions, cities, and towns is not something that just happens – it is a process that we need to make happen. Local authorities are central to this task. On a daily basis, they face questions such as how to gain inspiration for the change needed, how to promote integrated and coherent approaches, how to finance these transitions and how to monitor progress.
The 2017 International Climate Alliance Conference will support regions, cities, and towns in tackling these challenges. The conference, hosted by the Region of North Rhine Westphalia and the City of Essen, takes place in Europe’s 2017 Green Capital – a ‘city in transformation’. Highlighting examples of successful municipal transformations supported by strong partnerships, effective tools, and the right financing, this event will engage participants via workshops, special in-situ sessions and ample space for exchange and input.
NEXT Conference 2017 is the event for those who actively participate in shaping the digital transformation. Marketing and product leaders, digital economy executives, innovative corporations and start-ups join NEXT for inspiration and networking. Once a year about 1.300 digital minds come together to learn about the latest trends and make their company fit for the future.
More info here.
EIP Water Conference 2017 – Water Innovation: Bridging Gaps, Creating Opportunities
Autumn will see 7 days of excitement as Porto hosts the 4th EIP Water conference as part of the Porto Water Innovation Week (PWIW). From September 24 – 30, some 600-700 water innovators from all over Europe converge on the “Invicta City”, which was also recently named Best European Destination 2017 for the third-time.
There are three headline events:
- EIP Water Conference 2017 (Sep 27-28) – bridging gaps in European water innovation (Agenda)
- Mayors & Water conference (Sep 29) – furthering the Urban Water Agenda
- Water Innovation Lab (Sep 24-29) – shaping the new water leaders
We look forward to welcoming you to the 2017 EIP Water Conference this autumn in Porto.
This year’s theme is “Water Innovation: Bridging Gaps, Creating Opportunities”. Innovative solutions to address major European and global water challenges will be on the table. At the same time, other issues to be explored will include market opportunities for these innovations, both within and outside Europe, and how to remove barriers by advancing and leveraging existing solutions. To round up the conference, the programme will also include “WaterMatch” matchmaking, TechTalks, technical tours of Porto’s most innovative water facilities and networking receptions. The day before and the the after the conference, several side meetings organised by our EIP Water Action Groups, LIFE, EASME and other partners will also take place at the conference venue.
Porto Water Innovation Week
For seven days, the City of Porto, in Portugal, will become the European capital of water and innovation during Porto Water Innovation Week. A set of three major events will gather over 800 participants, including decision-makers and technicians of utilities, political leaders, regulators, industry and agriculture representatives, investigators, tech companies, startups, SME’s, investors, and young professionals. These events will be hosted by the Municipality of Porto, with the institutional support of European Commission and the Government of Portugal.
International leading voices and thought-leaders on water and innovation will discuss the key answers to the questions we now face in the water sector, under the EIP Water Conference 2017. Always with the dual aim of breaking down barriers to innovation while creating business opportunities. Another conference, named Mayors & Water Conference 2017, will focus on New Urban Water Agenda (2030) and show the innovative and sustainable water solutions implemented in cities. In addition the Water Innovation Lab (WIL) Europe Porto 2017 will bring together young, inquiring and committed individuals from: the water sector, engineering, art and design, the sciences, business, social sciences, planning and ICT to build our capacity to collaborate for a resilient future. The common initiative for these three main events, which are deployed in various activities, is called Water & People and is composed of a set of actions aimed at involving the general population in the theme of “Water and Innovation”, namely street animation and performing arts in Porto downtown and AquaPorto – Water Festival 2017 in the City Park. Get ready for the surprises about to come!
More information and registration can be found here.
IFAT India 2017, Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling
IFAT India 2017 – India’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling will again open its doors from September 26 – 28, 2017. It brings together and inspires solution providers, practitioners, and decision-makers to share knowledge and experience that pertains to proven and innovative environmental technologies. Come to the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai and meet industry professionals from across the globe under one roof.
Rules of Water, Rules for Life – First International Forum
The Flood Expo 2017
The Flood Expo is the world’s largest exhibition and conference designed to help the most progressive flood professionals and property owners discover the latest innovative products, services, and strategies that transform the way flooding is predicted, prevented, and managed.
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This year there is the greatest collection of expert speakers that the sector has ever seen before. NASA, UN Climate Change, the Met Office, the Environment Agency, the MOD and 100 other expert speakers representing some of the most influential organisation in the flood sector will take to the 9 stages across the two days. Each will deliver a CPD-accredited talk to the thousands of flood professionals that make the most of this landmark event in the industry’s history.
14th International Water Association – IWA Specialist Conference on Watershed and River Basin Management
The IWA Conference on Watershed and River Basin Management will be hosted by the IWA Watershed and River Basin Management Specialist Group in partnership with the Water Institute for Southern Africa (WISA) and IWA-South Africa (IWA-SA), and will address cutting edge issues related to sustainable watershed management, with a special focus on emerging issues related to climate change.
Conference topics will include climate change, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), water governance, improving water resource management with a focus on water quality, eutrophication, hydrological assessments, groundwater, and floodplain management, advancing participatory interaction in these processes. Furthermore, these themes should consider the latest trends in negotiating tensions in basin management including but not limited to mining, underground gas extraction, the urban/rural interface, as well as the water-energy-food nexus.
WRE Conference in Water Reuse – First Annual Conference and Exhibition on Innovations
WRE’s First Conference and Exhibition will take place in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Bruges. Designated as a World Heritage Site by Unesco for its medieval heritage, the “Little Venice of the North” will be the perfect location to bring together companies and organisations active in the water reuse sector for a two day event packed with presentations from prestigious speakers, discussions, and technical visits including to the world renowned Torreele Water Reclamation Scheme for indirect potable reuse.
The conference will bring together reuse scheme developers, industry leaders, solution providers, technology suppliers, policy makers, researchers, end-users, and consultants to share experiences and perspectives on the current status of water reuse in Europe. You can expect an informative experience and some lively debate as we discuss the importance and future of the European water reuse sector as a major component of the circular economy and review how recent innovations in technology and management are delivering successful reuse schemes across the continent.
The conference venue is Novotel Brugge Centrum. The hotel is located in the historic centre of Bruges and walking distance from Bruges train station.
3rd World Congress on Climate Change and Global Warming
Every year, globally Conference Series Ltd organizes series of International Climate Change Conferences. On behalf of Climate Congress we extend a warm welcome to the distinguished renowned speakers and delegates related to Climate Science and Environmental Science from around the world to Dubai for attending 3rd World Congress on Climate Change and Global Warming during October 16-17, 2017.
Climate Congress will provide a unique scientific and technical platform to share the research experiences among the best-available experts and professionals from all over the world engaged in different fields of Climate Science. Climate Change conferences aims is to aggregate the eminent researchers, academicians and scientists from the field of Meteorology, Oceanography, Sustainability and specific related areas to create a platform for strong exchange of ideas and development for a sustainable environment. Climate Change Conferences includes invited plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, invited sessions and oral and poster sessions of unsolicited contributions.
To know more please visit:http://climatecongress.conferenceseries.com/
Social Innovation – Research and Policy of the Future: towards a comprehensive innovation policy
The conference, titled “Social Innovation – Research and Policy of the Future: towards a comprehensive innovation policy” on 24th and 25th October in Brussels, is going to be one of the key events on social innovation in the year 2017.
It is planned to explore the future of social innovation research and policy by bringing together leading social innovators, academics and politicians to discuss:
- the state-of-the-art of conceptualising and doing social innovation on a global scale;
- methods and good practices to create desirable social change;
- resources, means and levers making social innovation processes effective; and
- an international comparison of social innovation practices, policies and research.
RENEXPO, 7th International Trade Fair and Conferences for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
For several years, the International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is the place where trade specialists meet, exchange experience and present novelties related to renewable sources of energy. This year will be the same. The seventh edition of the RENEXPO® Poland 2017 trade fair will be held between October 25 and 27 in the Warsaw EXPO XXI Center. The event is organized by REECO Poland.
Horizon 2020 Environment and Resources 2017 Information Day
Information Day and brokerage event on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials” – 2018 calls – will take place on 8 and 9 November 2017 in Brussels in the European Commission’s Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170.
The event targets potential applicants to the 2018 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 Challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials”.
Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017
Sustainable solutions for emerging economies – 13 – 16 November 2017 / Buenos Aires / Argentina
To achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal 6 of ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, will require a massive effort by the water and sanitation practitioners, especially those in low and middle income countries. We are beyond a simple model of expanded investment in infrastructure, there are numerous challenges and they are linked in often complex ways. For example, progress in the sector is significantly hampered by an overall shortage of appropriately skilled people in the workforce. IWA has published a preliminary analysis from 15 countries in 2014. Developing and emerging economies have made efforts to cope with the challenges, training, establishing competency frameworks, organizational development and implementing institutional frameworks. This is only one issue for which the fifth Water and Development Congress & Exhibition creates an opportunity to share, mutually reinforce and accelerate work in progress.
Objective of the Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017
The overarching goal of IWA’s Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017 is to catalyse transformational change and support transition to new ways of managing water resources and delivering water services. The Congress is explicitly solutions-focused, based on the already well-documented diagnosis of constraints, challenges and problems in the sector. Performance indicators for these conferences include the level of effective networking, knowledge exchange and the generation of new ideas shared by the participants. Success is expressed as numbers of participants who can leave the conference with new ideas and inspired to take these back to their colleagues and own areas of work.
Transformational change is needed to transition to a water-wise world through a wise implementation of the SDGs. Participants will be asked to learn about and share solutions at four levels:
Enhancing water and sanitation services,
Strengthening the role of water in city design,
Fostering the connection between cities and basins, and
Promoting the engagement of people so they are enabled to take action.
These four levels of actions are interlinked and mutually reinforcing. The breakdown allows for the challenges to be tackled one by one, while keeping a holistic approach. Five building blocks for implementation – vision, governance, capacity, planning tools, and financing & contracting tools – will be covered throughout the different sessions, so that participants may plan their learning experience based on what they need the most.
Water Development Congress & Exhibition 2017, Sustainable solutions for emerging economies
The IWA WDCE2017 brings together a global audience of practitioners, utility managers, government officials, NGO representatives, technology providers, consultants, and media. With an expected number of over 1500, the IWA WDCE2017 will focus on:
- Political & social engagement in water issues
- Capacity building of water operators and professionals in the region
- Argentina National Water Plan: benchmark and international discussion & input
- Regional Preparation and contribution towards 2018 World Water Forum
- Raising the issue of climate change adaptation to policy makers in the region
Social Innovation Conference
Opening up to an era of Social innovation – Conference in Lisbon 27/28 November 2017
Jointly organised by the European Commission, the Portuguese Government and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
What is Social Innovation?
“Social innovations are innovations that are social in both their ends and their means. Specifically, […] social innovations [are] new ideas (products, services and models) that simultaneously meet social needs (more effectively than alternatives) and create new social relationships or collaborations. They are innovations that are not only good for society but also enhance society’s capacity to act.” according to the European Commission Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA, 2011, p. 9).
Simply put, the conference aims to boost social innovation in Europe because social innovation is a good, cost-effective way to advance inclusive and wealth-creating public policies, by developing a new narrative and giving this new narrative the means to take root, grow, blossom and bear fruit.
The event seeks to bring together world-class scientists in the area of social innovation, innovators, social entrepreneurs, civil society representatives, national and regional policymakers, municipal and city level actors, social innovation funders, philanthropists, venture capitalists, business angels, students, and politicians.
The conference will be structured in the following manner:
- Taking stock of social innovation achievements
- Identifying potential future opportunities brought by social innovation not only in terms of societal well-being, but also of growth, jobs, and business development for Europe
- Reviewing new trends in social innovation
- Examining the possible role of social innovation in the next generation of public policies
- Exploring funding instruments