The World Water Week 2022 is a leading conference on global water issues, held every year since 1991. The Week attracts a diverse mix of participants from many professional backgrounds and every corner of the world.
World Water Week 2022 takes place from 23 August to 1 September. For the first time, you can join both online and in Stockholm, Sweden. This year it is offered close to 300 sessions on the theme Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water.
We are co-hosting a special online session on Wednesday, 24 August, from 13:00-14:20 CET: "Valuing human experiences with water to reveal disparities, prioritize action".
The new Water Insecurity Experiences (WISE) Scales reveal disparities in water access and use that have been obscured by traditional measures of availability and infrastructure. We showcase how the scales have been valued by governments, NGOs, and scientists in 50+ countries, and conclude with an interactive training on their use.
Northwestern University (10m) will introduce the WISE Scales, situate their utility among other indicators, and explain how application of these tools has revealed disparities in water access and use among half the world’s population
USAID/ILSSI/SIIL (10m) will discuss the use of the WISE Scales in mid-line evaluations in Feed the Future countries, including in small-scale irrigation interventions.
FAO (10m) will discuss how food insecurity (with the Food Insecurity Experiences Scale, SDG indicator 2.1.2) and water insecurity are strongly associated across 25 countries, and the implications for practice and policy.
Iberoamericano/Montclair/Yale Universities (10m) will discuss how using the WISE Scales in Mexico revealed greater water insecurity than suggested by other indicators and catalysed governance.
IMMANA/FCDO (10m) will discuss the utility of the WISE scales for targeting resources and ensuring accountability towards more water secure world.
Helvetas/Swiss Water Sanitation Consortium (10 m) will discuss how the WISE Scales are being adapted for use in evaluating WASH in schools and health care facilities.
Interactive session (30m) on implementation, analysis, and interpretation of WISE data, including resources to facilitate its use (training manuals, translations). Open discussion on how the WISE Scales can be further mainstreamed to support global water security and achievement of SDGs
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