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July 19-21 I 2021 American Water Resources Association’s Conference: Connecting Land & Water for Healthy Communities

Senior Researcher Dr. Sarah Diringer will participate in a panel on Ensuring One Water Delivers for Healthy Waterways as part of the 2021 American Water Resources Association’s conference on Connecting Land & Water for Healthy Communities. The conference brings together stakeholders from multiple disciplines, types of organizations, and professions to address the design, integration, and implementation of the programs necessary to better connect land and water planning and policy.

Date: July 19-21, 2021 
Language: English 
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August 23-26th | The Private Sector–Water and Climate Resilience in Uncertain Times (World Water Week session)

Our global economy is crucially dependent on fresh water. Climate change introduces impacts and uncertainties to the water cycle that pose significant material risks to business as usual.  The private sector must adapt and innovate to thrive. This seminar will convene business leaders with diverse stakeholders to consider leadership positions, advances in science and practice and robust solutions to build resilience to our wicked climate change problem.
Convenors: IKEA of Sweden AB, Stockholm International Water Institute, CEO Water Mandate, World Business Council for Sustainable Development 

Session 1. Corporate Leadership
Monday, 23 August | 07:30-08:55 CEST
Session 2. Collective Action
Tuesday, 24 August | 13:00-14:00 CEST
Session 3. Tools and Approaches
Wednesday, 25 August | 14:30-15:55 CEST
Thursday, 26 August | 07:30-08:55 CEST (repeat session)

Language: English
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August 24th-26th | From Resilience Indicators to Action: The Water Resilience Assessment Framework (World Water Week session)

Climate shocks and stressors have shown that traditional sustainability metrics like efficiency and accessibility are insufficient. Can we define resilience targets and pathways for businesses, utilities and basin authorities for an unknown future? This session will present an innovative framework to assess water system resilience with the ultimate goal of creating shared understanding and collective action.
Convenors: Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, International Water Management Institute, Pacific Institute, CEO Water Mandate, World Resources Institute

Date: August 24, 2021 | 18:30-19:30 CEST, August 26, 2021 | 19:00-20:00 CEST (repeat session)
Language: English
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August 24 | Water Action Hub 4.0: Accelerating Action, Building Partnerships (World Water Week session)

The Water Action Hub is a free global online collaboration and knowledge-sharing platform connecting more than 1,000 businesses, NGOs and others around the world to foster collective action. This year, the launch of the Water Action Hub 4.0 will  offer companies additional tools to assess and improve their water stewardship actions. The new Hub will also provide additional opportunities for companies to understand the links between water stewardship and climate resilience. Gain insight into the opportunities for your business or organization!
Convenors: Pacific Institute, CEO Water Mandate

Date: August 24, 2021 | 21:00-21:25 CEST
Language: English
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August 25 | Five Years On: WASH4Work Business Leadership & Setting the Next Agenda (World Water Week session)

How can water access, sanitation and hygiene be climate resilient? This session will feature WASH4Work members sharing key learnings, including the business case for WASH as well as WASH best practices in operations, supply chains, and communities. This session will also launch a discussion about the future-looking agenda of Climate Resilient WASH.
Convenors: Pacific Institute, CEO Water Mandate

Date: August 25, 2021 | 07:00-08:00 CEST
Language: English
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August 25 | Tools of the Trade: Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions (World Water Week session)

The lack of standardized approaches to effectively identify, quantify and value the potential benefits of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) has been a hurdle to mainstream private sector investment in their implementation. Several organizations are creating guidance and accompanying instruments to address this challenge. This session will showcase innovative tools that can support the business case for NBS investments and allow companies to make informed decisions regarding water security, climate resilience (including greenhouse gas emissions reduction) and biodiversity conservation.
Convenors: Danone, Denkstatt, Ecometrics LLC, LimnoTech, Pacific Institute, CEO Water Mandate, The Coca-Cola Company, The Nature Conservancy, Restore the Earth

Date: August 25, 2021 | 21:00-22:00 CEST
Language: English
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September 9  | Official Launch of the NBS Benefits Explorer Tool

This webinar is the final event in a three-part series on nature-based solutions (NBS) for watersheds. The webinar series is part of the Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds project, being undertaken by the United Nations Global Compact CEO Water Mandate, Pacific Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Danone, and LimnoTech. This webinar will be the official launch event for the NBS Benefits Explorer and will showcase how the tool can support NBS benefit identification and accounting.

Date: September 9, 2021 I 8:00-9:00AM PT
Language: English 
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October 6-7  | WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition

Pacific Institute  researchers will present at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Senior Researcher Cora Kammeyer will present “Unlikely Alliances: Public-Private Partnership to Advance Water Conservation in Low-Income Housing.” Senior Researcher Dr. Sarah Diringer will present “Stacked Water Incentives: Co-Funding Multi-Benefit Incentive Programs.” Research Associate Sonali Abraham will present “Encouraging Adoption of Sustainable Landscapes Among CII Customers.” 

Date: October 6-7, 2021 
Language: English 
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