UN-Habitat through the Global Water Operators Alliance (GWOPA) and WaterLinks will host a seminar on the sidelines of the Singapore Water Week to run on 2-6 July 2012.
The seminar on Advancing Water Operator Partnerships (WOPs) in Asia and the Pacific aims to: present progress of global and regional WOPs initiatives in building the capacity of urban water and sanitation services providers and in ensuring improved services delivery to urban residents in Asia and the Pacific; and to engage more stakeholders to participate in and support WOPs.
This seminar will also be an opportunity for participants to listen to several case studies on twinning partnerships with a focus on sanitation, climate resiliency and water supply provision and exchange ideas with professionals from the water and sanitation sectors Hosted by UN-Habitat, the Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance is a network of partners committed to helping water operators help one another improve their collective capacity to provide access to water and sanitation services for all.
Established in 2008, WaterLinks is a regional network of water services operators, practitioners and development partners that supports WOPs in the Asia-Pacific region and catalyzes efficiency improvements to enhance and expand access to urban water and sanitation services.
Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the global platform for the sharing and co-creation of innovative water solutions. The event's flagship programmes comprise:
In the face of global urbanisation and climate challenges, the 2012 theme "Water Solutions for Liveable and Sustainable Cities" reinforces the pressing need to integrate sustainable water management strategies into the urban planning process.
According to the organisers , Singapore International Water Week 2012 will provide the platform to address these challenges and explore opportunities in the integration of water solutions and urban planning in cities around the world. Opportunities abound for global water leaders and practitioners from the public and private sectors to debate in water dialogues, network with key industry players, showcase leading-edge technologies and best practices and identify viable solutions to address this common challenge.
Held in conjunction with the 3rd World Cities Summit and the inaugural CleanEnviro Singapore, delegates, trade visitors and exhibitors will have more opportunities to promote practical and sustainable water solutions and tap into a vast network of public and private sector players in urban solutions. Meet us in Singapore!