MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL WATER ASSOCIATION
International Water Association
In a world that is increasingly water scarce, impacted by global issues such as rapid urbanisation and climate change, and facing a growing demand for water, we need cooperation between all stakeholders within and beyond the water sector. It is by working together that we can address and find solutions to our most pressing challenges. We can only become water wise and water smart by shaping our water future together.
The Water Convention, developed by PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency together with the International Water Association, provides a forum to engage with these priority issues. It is at the heart of the wider Singapore International Water Week, where leaders and experts from the water sector, industry, academia and government meet every other year to explore and share solutions that help in the task of achieving the globally agreed 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
I am therefore especially pleased to invite you to make your contribution to this process by responding to the call for papers for the 2020 edition of the Water Convention. This important event will connect people working in different regions, in different settings, and with different approaches to water and sanitation service management. It seeks to connect stakeholders and foster innovation and the exchange of knowledge.
Now in our 11th year of partnership, the International Water Association and Singapore International Water Week can reflect proudly on the progress made through our long-standing collaboration. Ours is a partnership that helps establish and strengthen the profile of water issues on the international agenda, shaping and promoting holistic water cycle policies and practices from catchment to consumer.
The event offers a stimulating agenda and I look forward to joining you all in Singapore to debate the future of water management. Let’s inspire innovation and change for our tomorrow’s water world.