Session: Innovative solutions for wastewater reuse

Date and Time: Mon, 11 March 2019, 13:30 – 14:30

Don’t waste it, reuse it! Innovative solutions and business models for wastewater reuse

The event “Don’t waste it! Innovative solutions and business models for wastewater reuse” focuses on the topic of wastewater and aims to highlight innovative solutions and business models for the reuse of this valuable resource. The goal of the event is to bring together relevant stakeholders for sharing best practices, experiences, and solutions for wastewater reuse. The experts will elaborate on alternative financing mechanisms and business models for wastewater, as well as innovative solutions for wastewater reuse. They will also elaborate on the need for strengthening partnerships and advocacy to tackle the challenges posed by wastewater management and will elaborate on future and current initiatives, including the Global Wastewater Initiative (GW²I), and related activities. The experts will present/discuss the topic in a creative way of seeking and triggering interaction with the audience.

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Moderator: Dr. Birguy Lamizana, Programme Management Officer, UN Environment  

Opening remarks: Dr. Habib El-Habr, Coordinator, Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (GPA), UN Environment  

Keynote: Dr. Paul Yillia, Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA)    

Panel discussion:  

• Dr. Mathew Owili, Deputy Governor of Kisumu County, Kenya  

• H.E. Dr. Alfred Mutua, Governor of Machakos County, Kenya  

• Ms. Bistra Myhailova, Project Manager, Women Engage for a Common Future  

• Mr. Clever Mafuta, Programme Leader, Africa, GRID Arendal  

• Mr. Sam Attandi, Managing Director, OEFT International  

• Ms. Shreya Ramachandran, Founder, The Grey Water Project (video message)   

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Organizers and Partners: Global Programme of Action (GPA) for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities, UN Environment Ecosystems Division

Contact: Riccardo Zennaro <riccardo.zennaro@un.org>

UN Environment Technical Expert: Birguy Lamizana <birguy.lamizana@un.org>