Monday, November 4, 2019
11:45 AM to 01:15 PM
Location: Amsterdam RAI
    • Chair - Menno M. Holterman, Chair Managing Board AIWW
    Session: AIWW Conference Integrated Leaders Forum – round 2 II

    Leaders forum

    Location: Amsterdam RAI
    Room: E105

    Add to Agenda 04 November 2019 11:45 04 November 2019 13:15 Europe/Amsterdam AIWW Conference Integrated Leaders Forum – round 2 II

    E105 - Amsterdam RAI


    Table 1- Robust water management by the Industrial sector: Business Adding Value Through Water
    Table 2- Strategies in resource recovery wastewater treatment plants

    European utilities are preparing their strategies to recover resources form wastewater (nutrients, energy, chemicals). In order to achieve this new value chains will have to be build. This raises questions on the public private interactions and on the finding of value in potential recovered resources. 

    Table 3- Systemic change and transformative change in the water sector: implementing valuing water

    The Valuing Water Initiative (VWI) is a collaborative initiative that demonstrates how decisions – which impact water across different value chains, sectors, geographies and actors – can be made better by following the Valuing Water Principles as developed by the United Nations High Level Panel for Valuing Water. We aim for systems of public, private and civil society organizations where water is valued in all its social, cultural, economic and environmental dimensions and that catalyse the realization of SDG 6 and other water-related SDGs. This requires true systemic change in the way we use and manage water.

    VWI is constantly growing and adapting through on-going regional and sector case activities and through examples of what stakeholders have already put into practice. During this Round Table, we hope to learn about the initiatives of companies and organizations who are trying to bring systemic change to how they value water in their investment and decision-making activities. We will consider how the methods discussed work to address behaviors and structures behind unsustainable water management practices.

    • Chair - Joppe Cramwinckel
    Table 4- SIWW and AIWW: ReCirc and Circular Economy

    Based on the discussion during the AIWW Summit of 2018 the SIWW adopts a table during the AIWW 2019. The goal of the round table is how to find ways to connect activities and outcomes of different Water Weeks and to work this out for the collaboration SIWW-AIWW.

    The memorandum of understanding (MOU) between PUB and Waternet was a step up to the ReCirc initiative. Dutch governmental organisations, knowledge institutes and industrial parties organised themselves to start a Circular Economy approach on waste and wastewater for Singapore. The signing of the MOU between the governments of Singapore and The Netherlands (21 November 2018) lead to the next step in the collaboration.

    • Speaker - André Struker, Waternet
    • Speaker - Chew Chee Keong, PUB
      Table 5- Water Identities

      The concept of ‘Water Identity’ as introduced during the summit of the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW). It associates with the ‘relational’ layer of water governance and it combines the personal perceptions on water, based on experiences, with the passion of water professionals or particular interests of water users.  

      When seen as a tool, the focus of ‘Water Identity’ is to enable the connection of water professionals or users (people), in order to share their expertise or experiences (topics) and enable successful actions (initiatives/projects).  

      As a trial study, the ‘Water Identity’ has been used to map the community of the AIWW. The aim of this mapping exercise is to identify gaps in the stakeholders involved in the AIWW dialogues.  

      The topics of discussion include, but are not limited to the following questions: 

      1. How such a concept/tool could be used in practice by industry when setting up collaborative/international projects? 
      2. How such a concept/tool is relevant for community and stakeholder engagement across contexts? What are the relevant questions that could accompany the Water Identity card? 
      3. How could the concept expand to either foster more Water Identities or other types of identity, relating, for example, to climate adaptation? 
      • Chair - Iris Bijlsma, Arcadis