The Stockholm World Water Week 2015 will again take place in Stockholm as the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. Organised by SIWI, this year’s theme will be ‘Water for Development’. Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals will be visit Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.
As SIWI’s partner, Cap-Net UNDP will be convening several session throughout the event. They are as follow:
a) Water Integrity Global Outlook (WIGO) 2015 – Reflections on the draft outcomes and recommendations – 30 August 2015.
Convenors: Cap-Net UNDP; Global Water Partnership; International Water Management Institute; Stockholm International Water Institute; UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI and Water Integrity Network.
In this convening session, Dr. Themba Gumbo, Director Cap-Net UNDP will be one of the panels in the session titled ‘What have we learned in trying to increase integrity in the water sector?’
b) Serious play – Virtual world for water education – 26 August 2015.
Convenors: Cap-Net UNDP and UNEP-DHI Centre for Water and Environment.
This event will involve participants competing in a new online game to find out who is best at sustainably developing a mythical country called Aqua Republica! Modest prizes will be awarded to the best performing teams. UNEP-DHI Partnership Centre and UNDP Cap-Net have jointly developed a new version of the online serious game, Aqua Republica, for educating and raising awareness on the challenges of water management and sustainable development. Apart from a fun competition, this event includes an introduction to the concept behind the game, as well as a discussion on its possible applications and benefits. Aqua Republica is a not-for-profit initiative. The version to be presented is primarily aimed at high school children, but does have scope for broader applications.