Oct 21 3rd (online) session of WE4F - Technology, Finance and Policy Innovation (www.we4f.org)
Securing Water for Food (SWFF) and Pioneering Agriculture Grand Challenges (PAEGC) merged into Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) presenting the new program in a series of online sessions.
Oct 26 Nedorc Association online networking evening with theme SDG Monitoring (www.nedworc.org)
Speakers and participants discuss the instruments and data with exemples from SDG 6: WASH, 1.4 Land tenure, and 10: Inequalities.
Oct 29 NWP Member Meet-up (online)
Parallel sessions: WB-WACA program, WaterWorkX and Blue Deal, (Urban) Floating solutions, KIFFWA, Watertech en Water for Food.
Oct 31 - 5 Nov 2021 AIWW Amsterdam International Water Week (www.amsterdamiww.com)
Oct 5 - 9 India Water Innovation Week
cWF was at the Smart Water & Waste World (IWIW) technology and innovation week with a mix of keynote addresses, case study presentations and panel discussions on desalination, digital water, smart water supply and distribution, waste water recycle and reuse, and sludge management and dewatering.
Sep 11 - NWP Meet-up (online)
NWP took a virtual world tour on what is happening in the international water sector with a focus on WASH, SDGs, Investing in water, Challenges water intense industries facing, the need for sustainable water technology solutions, and more.
Sep 10 - Waterfocus General Meeting
The general meeting took place in Bunnik in special corona attendance setting. After the standard agenda with a review of 2019 and 2020 prospects, also a larger future was discussed on how to proceed nationally and internationally.
Aug 24 - 28 SIWI World Water Week @ Home
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) hosted an online conference with support of the Dutch Government and NWP contributions.
cWF participation in sessions: Naturebased solutions to address water scaricity due to climate change (25/8), Improving water and landscape governance in Ethiopia (27/8), Co-benefits of implementations of nature-based solutions for climate related water and flood management (27/8) and Dutch Reception (28/8).
Dec 16 Nedworc Association: Networking Eveninig Regional Water Management - prevention of geopolitical conflicts in Kargadoor, Utrecht
Network evening, with speakers Sjaak de Boer and Alexander Mueller, about water management in Lesotho and Egypt, and the need for water treaties and good coordination between countries and regions to prevent geopolitical conflicts and drought problems. Three members of WaterFocus participated in this evening: Albert van Dijk, Michiel Scholler and Gerrit van de Klashorst.
Dec 13 NWP member meetup in Deltares, Delft
The meetup started with a presentation by Toon Segeren on Deltares. It is a non-profit research institute that makes knowledge available and applicable worldwide and is internationally increasingly involved in IWRM projects. Deltares functions as a company but reinvests profits back into research (a.o open source software). Two cases were presented by Dutch Surge Support (DSS) on the global deployment of Dutch water experts and the Water Youth Network on the business opportunities linked to ‘water & conflict. DSS calls for more involvement of water experts in Dutch surge support (a.o. WASH related, geo-hydrologists). Experts can apply for their expert database. More information is available on www.dsswater.nl. The third case by Deltares on the application of social media during disasters is shifted to the NWP 20th anniversary meeting in January. Christa Nooy, Indonesia specialist visited the meetup for cWF.
Nov 6 Aquatech / NWP @ Rai, Amsterdam
Biennial world exhibit of innovative water technology. The Netherlands was prominent with the Holland Pavilion, including the NWP Networking Café.Not only the Dutch Drinking Water Companies, Water / Purification Boards, but also the engineering firms and contractors / water purification companies are recognized worldwide for their craftsmanship and innovation. Joke Nijburg, Michiel Schöller and Jos Bonnemayer were present for Waterfocus.
Nov 4 - 16 Deltares Software Days in Delft
Yearly gathering of international water experts for training and updates on software. Jos Bonnemayer was present at the user days of DElft-Fews and WFLO.
April 4 Waterfocus General Meeting in Nijmegen
The meeting was this year in restaurant Sprok in Bemmel near the Waal river. The event started with an interesting excursion in Nijmegen-Lent. The Ecovillage Iewan was visited (www.iewan.nl) and Christian Beuzel (ABC-development) and Dennis Martens (Buro L in O) presented a new way of sanitation. The meeting started with the standard reviews, board changes, the adjusted qualitybook and new house rules. Finally projects in the Netherlands and abroad were discussed.
February 12 Knowledge session Monitoring and Evaluation in Environmental Impact Evaluation at Commission MER in Utrecht
The meeting addressed whole policy cycle with extra attention for the new environment law and specific examples and questions of practical experiences: Monitoring plan Amsterdam Harbour-City, Noord-Brabant Provincial Environment and Water plan. Present of WF: Jos Bonnemayer.
February 7 DRR-Team mission gathering: Angola, Cuba, and Kerala at RVO in The Hague
The developments of three recent missions have been presented. In parallel break-out sessions conclusions, recommendations and possibilities of follow-up by the Dutch water sector were discussed extensively. Waterfocus participated with Joke van Dijk and Jos Bonnemayer in the Kerala session (IWRM, Watershed Management, Room for the River, Living with Water, Building with Nature / Eco-Engineering), and with Edwin van Someren in the Angola session (delta with absence of drainage, stagnant water en WASH problems). Cuba fights the combined effects of tectonic tilt and sea level rise.
February 1 Vice Versa Workshop Learning of Evaluating at NWO-WOTRO in The Hague
The participants discussed in several groups about themes of impact-evaluation pathways including 'what to do with zero-effects', new frameworks, certification, theory of change. WF was represented by Marjo Vervoorn, Rolf Posthouwer and Jos Bonnemayer.
January 16 Regional Platform meeting West-Africa (Mali, Benin, Ghana) at NWP
WF was represented by Margo Meeuwissen.
September 26 Waterfocus First Five Year Lustrum
April 4 Waterfocus General Meeting