World Water Week 2023

About The Week

Since 1991, World Water Week, curated by SIWI, has convened global water actors for idea sharing and information exchange. With climate challenges moving from urgent to crisis, this year's gathering will focus on "Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World."

The Water Action Agenda and its voluntary commitments will feature in The Week's programme, as well as updates and stories on moving water and its related sustainable development goals forward.


20-24 AUGUST

Cap-Net at World Water Week

Cap-Net will lead, contribute and tune in to a variety of events alongside our various water partners. Connect with us:

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Dr. Themba Gumbo Director
Yasmina Rais El-Fenni Senior Programme Officer
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Damian Indij Capacity Development Specialist


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Cap-Net as Co-Convenor

Global Water Education Network: Game changer for SDG6 acceleration

Monday, 21 August | 16:00 | Online

What if we could combine our resources to achieve water knowledge for all? The Global Water Education Network (GWEN) aims to drive stronger collaboration between all organizations delivering water education and water-related capacity development services globally.


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Rewriting the Rules for Partnering

Wednesday, 23 August | 19:00 | Online

A multi-stakeholder partnership approach requires us to lift our focus above individual initiatives, overcome our siloed approaches, and
engage. The SDG6 IWRM Support Programme provides an opportunity to see MSPs in action. The MSP Sourcebook outlines the framework.


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See Our Partners in Action

Join these sessions to see how our partners and partnerships are moving water goals forward.


Developing a capacity development framework for the water sector

Activating the innovation accelerator of the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework

Africa's Rising Water Investment Tide: Mobilising and Tracking Progress

High Level Ministerial Panel for a Water-Wise Africa through Innovations and Shared Experiences

Voices from the Field: Source-to-sea stories from around the world

Master Class on Incubating Innovators for Sustainable Development

Gender equity for inclusion in water management in South Asia

Respect Reciprocity Relatedness: Indigenous Peoples and Living Waters

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Learn What's Next for the Water Action Agenda

Hear updates and next steps from the UN Water Conference's outputs and voluntary commitments in the following events:

High-Level Panel: Follow-up on the UN 2023 Water Conference
Blueprint for change - SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2023
The UN 2023 Water Conference Talk Show: Keeping the momentum going
UN 2023 Water Conference: From voluntary commitments to impact

Hear from Course and Knowledge Experts

A few of Cap-Net's online course and knowledge product partners share their expertise at the following sessions:

Multi-scale groundwater strategies in Africa - supporting innovation

Guest speaker, Dr. Jenny Gronwall is a facilitator for the Groundwater Resources Management online course and was instrumental in the team that developed the groundbreaking manual "A Human Rights-Based Approach to IWRM", which later spawned an online course.

Innovative tools and approaches for hydro-climatic risk management (IDMP)

Co-convenor, IDMP disseminates scientific knowledge and best practices towards implementing Integrated Drought Management in the Drought Risk Management manual and their suite of Early Warning and Monitoring courses.

Adapting to Climate Change: Innovative Approaches to Water Governance

Co-convenor, Water Integrity Network provides resources to overlay water governance with an integrity framework, through its Integrity Basics online course.

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