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Stockholm World Water Week 2016

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) will participate in this year's Stockholm World Water Week, organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

This year's theme is "Water for Sustainable Growth" and will focus on the inclusive use of this important resource for societal and human growth in all regions of the world. The event will also follow up on the implementation of the water related SDGs and the new climate agreement. 

 

REUTERS NEWS PIECE on Enabling investment in irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa session: 

Irrigation on rise in Africa as farmers face erratic weather

WLE and IWMI will be hosting two launch events at booth 27 in the exhibition space. 

Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP)

Tuesday, August 30 at 5:30pm

Come join us for cocktails to celebrate the launch of GRIPP, an initiative that aims to make groundwater use and management sustainable and productive across the globe.

Indus Basin Knowledge Platform (IBKP)

Thursday, September 1 at 5:30pm

IBKP is a knowledge and data platform that collects up to date information on the Indus Basin and aims to be a one-stop shop for decision makers and the wider public. Join us to launch the platform and become a knowledge partner. 

WLE and IWMI are organising and participating in a number of sessions

Sunday, August 28

Enabling investment in irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa, convened by IWMI and IFPRI in cooperation with iDE and USAID: Sunday, August 28 from 16:00-17:30 with presentations from Dawit Mekonnen of IFPRI, Ruth Meinzen-Dick of IFPRI, and Jennie Barron of IWMI

WEF Nexus platform: Achieving the Water, Energy and Food SDGs,  convened by IWMI and IFPRI in cooperation with ADB, Deloitte Consulting LLP, GWP, IUCN, OCP Policy Center, SEI, Texas A&M University and The World Bank Group: Sunday, August 28 from 16:00 - 17:30 with presentations from IWMI Director General Jeremy Bird and Claudia Ringler of IFPRI

Monday, August 29

Migration and water management: Lessons for policy and practice, convened by IWMI: Monday, August 29 from 16:00-17:30 with presentations from Fraser Sugden, Alan Nicol and Farah Ahmed of IWMI 

Nile Basin: land and energy investments and changing hydropolitical landscapes, convened by IWMI in cooperation with NAI, SLU Global and SIWI: Monday, August 29 from 16:00 - 17:30 with presentations from Alan Nicol of IWMI

Tuesday, August 30

Securing Asia's water future: the Asian Water Development Outlook 2016, convened by IWMITuesday, August 30 from 09:00-10:30

Powering up the Region-Balancing Water and Energy Use in Asia, convened by IWMI and IFPRI in cooperation with ADB and WWF: Tuesday August 30 from 11:00-12:30 with presentations from Mark Rosegrant of IFPRI and Dave Wiberg of IWMI

Telling your story to make an impact, convened by WLE and the Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska: Tuesday, August 30 from 16:00-17:30 with presentations from Michael Victor of WLE and former IWMI DDG, Peter McCornick of the Water for Food Institute

Retooling Finance for Resilient Solutions: Connecting Finance, Water and Climate, convened by @aqua; Alliance for Global Water Adaptation; Climate Bonds Initiative: Tuesday August 30 from 16:00-17:30 with WLE Research Coordinator Nathanial Matthews as a panelist

Wednesday, August 30

Hungry Asia: Growing more food with less water, convened by IWMI and FAO in cooperation with ADB, ICIMOD and IFAD: Wednesday, August 31 from 09:00 - 10:30

Good water governance for inclusive growth and poverty reduction: Session 1 on tools and methodologies, convened by IWMI in cooperation with OECD, SIWI, UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility and WRC: Wednesday, August 31 from 9:00 - 10:30 with presentations from Alan Nicol and Diana Suhardiman of IWMI

Good water governance for inclusive growth and poverty reduction: Session 2 on successful case studies, convened by IWMI in cooperation with OECD, SIWI, UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility and WRC: Wednesday, August 31 from 11:00-12:30 with presentations and keynotes from Diana Suhardiman and Alan Nicol of IWMI

Good water governance for inclusive growth and poverty reduction: Session 3 on indicators, convened by IWMI in cooperation with OECD, SIWI, UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility and WRC: Wednesday, August 31 from 14:00-15:30

Opportunities for mainstreaming resource recovery and reuse in developing countries, convened by IWMI in cooperation with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Centre for Science and the Environment, Columbia University, Water Global Practice of the World Bank Group and WRC: Wednesday August 31, 14:00-15:30 with presentations from Kala Vairavamoorthy, Miriam Otoo and Pay Drechsel of IWMI and Michael Victor of WLE 

Large Versus Small Scale Irrigation: Framing the Level of Irrigation Investment Discourse, convened by the World Bank Group: Wednesday, August 31 14:00-15:30 with IWMI DG Jeremy Bird as a panelist 

Maintain healthy watersheds: improving governance of ecosystems management for sustainability, convened by IWMI in cooperation with Conservation International, IUCN, Luc Hoffman Institute - WWF, UNEP-DHI Centre for Water and Environment and WWF: Wednesday, August 31 from 16:00-17:30 with presentations from Matthew McCartney of IWMI

Thursday, September 1

International Water Law and Water-Related Investments: Reconciling Divergent Legal RegimesThursday, September 1 from 9:00-10:30 with Diana Suhardiman of IWMI as a panelist

Options for Water Security: How Should We Decide? convened by WLE and IWMI in cooperation with Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, IUCN and ODI: Thursday, September 1 from 11:00-12:30 with Nathanial Matthews of WLE moderating and Matthew McCartney of IWMI as a panelist

Water for sustainable and inclusive cities: how to induce change? Session 2Thursday, September 1 from 11:00-12:30 with a presentation from Miriam Otoo of IWMI

Water for sustainable and inclusive cities: how to induce change? Session 3Thursday, September 1 from 14:00-15:30 with Kala Vairavamoorthy of IWMI moderating

Building Resilience for Water Scarcity and DroughtThursday, September 1 from 14:00-15:30 with Jennie Baron of IWMI as a panelist