Let’s keep the NWP network connected even in times of Corona! The world is being hit hard by the Corona pandemic, that we know. But how is Covid-19 affecting the worldwide water sector? What issues are experts facing? What obstacles are there that need to be overcome? And maybe an even more important question to ask ourselves, where do we see opportunities and possibilities to move forward?
During this first online ‘NWP Meet-up’ event, we will take a virtual world tour and share a brief overview of what is happening in the international water sector. We will connect and focus on Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH); the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); investing in water; the challenges water intense industries are facing; and the need for sustainable water technology solutions.
Joining us at the virtual table will be:
- Bianca Nijhof, Managing Director NWP | speaker
What can we learn from each other during the pandemic? What is happening in the Dutch water sector and the rest of the world? How can we prepare for a new equilibrium in which the real value of water is taken into account?
- Patricia Vermeulen, CEO Amref Flying Doctors | speaker
The lack of WASH is one of the most pressing issues. What short term actions are needed and are already being implemented? If we still want to reach the SDGs, what long term solutions are then needed to make sure we stay on track?
- Will Sarni, Water Foundry | speaker
Ensuring access to water for water-intense industries offers opportunities: how can companies in the long run use the current situation to speed up investments for commercial and sustainable water technology solutions?
- Joseph Murabula, CEO KIFFWA | speaker
The Kenya Innovative Finance Facility for Water (KIFFWA) is experiencing how Covid-19 can speed up certain drinking water initiatives, but it also stresses the need to keep the long-term focus on investments that are still needed for sustainable long-term drinking water solutions.
- Erik Peekel | moderator
The webinar will be moderated by Erik Peekel, who will convey the questions and input that participants submit during the webinar.
As part of the water sector, we value your input. So please join us in this discussion by submitting the form below and stay connected with your water peers!