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Congress sessions will take stock of current water and sanitation operators’ issues, showcase good approaches, and offer recommendations for how operators can tackle challenges through peer-to-peer partnerships.

Each theme will be addressed through a combination of roundtables, dialogues, and sessions based on offer and demand received through the call.

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What does Climate Resilience mean for Water and Sanitation Operators?

#ClimateAdaptation · #AdvancingSanitation

Monday 25 October — 16.00-18.00 (CEST)

Languages: English, French, Spanish

Most water supply and sanitation systems were planned and constructed within a different climate context than today`s. To preserve the longevity of water supply and sanitation operations, as well as the safety of personnel, it is crucial to discuss, develop and integrate climate resilient practices and measures in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders.

The objective of this session is to present and discuss what climate resilience means in practice for water and sanitation operators. Specifically, this will include topics such as the identification of system vulnerabilities through risk assessments, the planning and implementation of adaptation measures, the cross-sectoral integration at local level and the role that operators play within national level climate commitments and plans.