2018-09-21 | UCV at World Water Week in Stockholm, 2018

The World Water Week (WWW) is one of the largest global platforms that attempts to link science to policy, practice and decision-making in water sector.

This year it was held from August 26-31 in Stockholm and was attended by two representatives from UCV - Nandita Singh and Donatella Acquaviva. Nandita participated for the entire week where she made two presentations based on her in-depth research on water resources management. These were in the seminars “Tapping into collective wisdom: Gender sensitive development and water ecosystems” and “IWRM and Ecosystem based approaches: Complementary, duplicating or competing?” She was also invited to participate in the events related to the theme ‘Water and Faith’ and held discussions with the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Rajendra Singh. Donatella participated in the Young professional Day celebration on 26 August where she attended seminars ”Global vision to local reality – identifying the pathways” (SIWI water youth network) and “Integrity management for sustainable water systems”. The first one involved an interactive exercise where the participants discussed how to transform the global commitments into local action, through 4 case studies: Cape Town, Amman, Hull and Miami. The second one explored how to prioritize integrity in water governance, to ensure the fulfilment of the right to water and sanitation. Though for Nandita, this was the sixth time at WWW, on behalf of UCV it was the first one, as it was for Donatella. The presence of UCV at WWW was very important for this new organization. It helped expand international networking in the sector and enhance its global visibility, besides contributing to the shaping of joint solutions to global water challenges.