The AIWW Summit in Rotterdam on 15 November 2018 promises to be a pivotal milestone on the road to the Amsterdam International Water Week 2019 (AIWW). Prominent international parties will take stock on the SS Rotterdam in Rotterdam: how far are we with the European approach to the Sustainable Development Goals, which results have been booked in nine Amsterdam Agreements, and what are the recommendations on the way to COP24?
The focus of the AIWW Summit 2018 and the AIWW Conference in 2019 is on concrete and practical integrated solutions; something we as NWP network also have featured high on the international agenda.
Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, Veronica Manfredi - European Commission, Henk Ovink, Chrysoula Papacharalampou - Young Water Professionals Ambassador of AIWW 2019: they and many other (inter)national speakers will inspire and challenge you during the AIWW Summit 2018.
At the succesful AIWW 2017 Conference, which was attended by over 1,000 delegates, nine 'Amsterdam Agreements' were signed. These agreements aim to acclerate the collaboration between organisations worldwide to help solve global water issues. One of these was an Agreement between NWP and FMO Entrepreneurial Development Bank in which they commit to developing and/or supporting at least two water initiatives, from the project development phase to the financial closure phase. This pledge sets a new standard for project development in the water sector. At the AIWW Summit the progress and current status of the Amsterdam Agreements will be dicussed.
NWP is one of the founders and organisers of the AIWW. Each event requires it to work intensively with partners in the Netherlands, such as RAI, Waternet, KNW, IWC Conferences and Aqua for All, and outside the Netherlands. Its activities are mainly in marketing and communications, and in organising the AIWW Conference. NWP uses the AIWW Conference to reach out to its international network to connect with each other and with the Dutch water sector. Besides the AIWW Conference, NWP, Water Alliance and Envaqua organise the Netherlands Pavilion at the Aquatech Trade Exhibition. The AIWW is supported by sponsors, organisations and the Netherlands Government through the Partners for Water Programme.
The AIWW consists of: the AIWW Conference with a leadership programme connecting cities, industries, utilities and finance; the renowned Aquatech Trade Exhibition; the Sarphati Sanitation Awards; field visits; and a special programme for Young Professionals.