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As the foremost event for the international water and sanitation community, Stockholm World Water Week is a key event for the Global Alliance of Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA). The world-renowned event is organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and is a “platform for over 200 collaborating organisations to convene events about water and development issues”. This year’s event is being held from August 31 to September 5 and will focus on the Water Energy Nexus with special focus on societal opportunities and cross-cutting issues.
GWOPA will be actively participating in this event in close collaboration with out working partners, SIWI and the World Water Council, and will be promoting the WOPs concept on behalf of the global network throughout the entire event.
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The Inter-American Development Bank, in collaboration with ALOAS, through its Platform WOP-LAC, is launching a Project to support Water Operators to identify their interests and strengthen their capacity to protect water sources. In the face of climate change uncertainties, source water protection is an increasingly important component of every water operator's risk management strategy.
As a first step, a survey has been prepared to gain a better understanding of the motivations, barriers and opportunities that face water utilities to invest in green infrastructure for the protection of water sources and watersheds. The second step will be conducting a conference in the last quarter of 2014 where the main strategies on the subject will be presented.
Importantly, the Bank may provide partial or full funding for participation in the Conference for those operators who complete the survey, and being interested in strengthening their strategies to protect water sources, lack the means to participate in the event.
To access the survey, click on the following link: Survey Green Infrastructure