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World Water Week 2017: IPIECA side event

This year’s World Water Week will take place from 27 August - 1 September 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. The event convenes the scientific, business, policy and civic communities to discuss and share knowledge on global water issues and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. The 2017 World Water Week theme is Water and Waste: Reduce and Reuse.

IPIECA will be holding a side event with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Arcadis on Industrial water re-use: a step towards circular economy on Thursday 31 August 14:00-15:30, in room NL 461.

The session aims to increase awareness of the key risks, challenges and opportunities, and enhance understanding of the business case of industrial water re-use. Through the use of examples and case studies, the session will also highlight the approaches, available tools and technologies applied in water re-use practices, as well as actionable steps to implementing circular water management in different industries.

The session will include:

  • Business guide to circular water management: a focus on reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Industry focus: consumer goods
  • Industry focus: oil and gas
  • Breakout group discussions on water re-use by industries
  • Plenary feedback


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