The 3th Swiss Water Congress - 26. September 2019

ACQUA 360, the Swiss Water Congress of SVGW and VSA, will take place on 26 September 2019 in Lugano. For this congress, which is being held for the third time, the topic of safety has been chosen. The structure of the event is interactive and includes three special thematic blocks.

To find out more about the conference and to register, please go to


European Youth Parliament for Water in Russia - Call for applications open

The International Secretariat for Water (ISW) is inviting young Europeans (18-30 years old) active and committed for water to participate in the 15th edition of the European Youth Parliament for Water, which will be held next September in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

The proposed theme is: “The River basin: backbone of regional development”.  The Parliament will focus on how the territorial unit of a river basin can be a driving force for a shared and sustainable management of the water and how young people can contribute to a better water resources management.

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Deadline: Applications are open until the 25th of July!




If your work is in toilet innovation, sanitation service models, sanitary products, organic resource recovery, waste treatment, preventative and digital health, energy, cleaning services, feminine care, MHM, organic fertilisers, nutrient solutions… we want to hear from you!

Since 2016 the Toilet Board Coalition’s specialised corporate Accelerator programme has been supporting entrepreneurs with bespoke mentorship, partnership and the visibility to scale their Sanitation Economy businesses.

More than toilets alone, we look for commercially viable businesses across the Sanitation Economies – including innovative sanitary-ware infrastructure, products & service providers; toilet resource collection, treatment, and transformation (circular resource recovery and up- cycling to water, energy, nutrients) and digital applications for sanitation and preventative healthcare.


12 months in kind business support – partnership brokering & brand building – access to global and local mentors – access to capital – business intelligence toolkit – membership in the Toilet Board Coalition’s Cohort Council upon graduation


Established businesses in emerging and frontier markets – ready for scale – business model is innovative and replicable – market based solutions

Deadline: 15th April 2019


  • Toilet Board Coalition Members & Mentors

SDG 6 Public Dialogue Report

A Public Dialogue on the SDG 6 Synthesis Report was open from May to September 2018 to discuss the report and its main messages. The feedback on the UN-Water SDG 6 Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation is presented in the SDG 6 Public Dialogue Report.

Background: The establishment of SDG 6, Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, reflects the increased attention on water and sanitation issues in the global political agenda. To present the global review of SDG 6, UN-Water prepared the first Sustainable Development Goal 6 Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation, released in June 2018. The report reviews the current situation and trends regarding water and sanitation at the global and regional levels.

Call for grant applications – Fog collection and fog net technology projects

Collecting water from fog offers an unexplored source for water in many regions across the globe where other options are not available. Recent projects have shown that a single fog collector of some 50 square meters can collect over 1.000 litres of drinking water per fog day. The history of fog water collection is long. In October 2018 the largest fog collector park of the world, the CloudFisher plant with 1.674 square metres on Mount Boutmezguida in Morocco, was inaugurated and provides more than 1.200 people in 16 villages with clean drinking water. Each household has got an own tap and eight cisterns were built to serve the water management.

Great development opportunities for the technology exist in various parts of the world – the potential of fog harvesting is huge.

To assist the development of projects for collecting water from fog, the WaterFoundation and the Munich Re Foundation are awarding one or more grant for the provision of new or the enhancement of existing fog collection projects. Both organizations are the founders of a FogNet Alliance in order to improve fog net technology in general, provide knowledge and serve fog net projects including management.

In a nutshell:

From 2019 to 2021 they intend to build up a special fog collecting system, called “CloudFisher”, in cooperation with a local NGO to provide people with clean and accessible drinking water. All measures should be accompanied by WASH trainings and workshops instructing the local people in maintenance and how to repair it if necessary. All these measures serve to make the project sustainable under the conditions of an efficient water-resource-management. The project should be persistent and ongoing with local support after the implementation phase (local ownership).

An applying NGO should have experience in development cooperation, should be able to manage third-party funds and have experience in WASH training. The selected NGO will be the project manager on site.

Deadline: 31st May 2019

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The 5th International Conference on Water , Environment and Climate Change

GIWEH is delighted to announce the upcoming International Conference on Water, Environment and Climate Change. The conference will take place on the 6th to the 8th of April at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology in Alexandria, Egypt.

With over 400 attendees from civil society, academia, private sector, and government, this conference will be an invaluable networking opportunity. Expert speakers will discuss range of topics related to climate change including water, food and energy security, public private partnerships, water diplomacy, Green Cities and emerging environmental technologies. With a focus on how to implement SDG targets for water and climate change in the Arab region, the conference will also highlight the need for innovative leadership and Public Private Partnerships.

To find out more about the conference and to register, please go to

We look forward to the insights and contributions that our speakers and you, our guests will bring to these complicated and pressing issues.

Call for Abstracts | European Water Association

The European Water Association (EWA) Spring Conference organized by the Danish Water Forum (DWF) in cooperation with ATV Soil and Groundwater to take place in Copenhagen 9 – 10 May 2019 herewith invites authors to submit abstracts for oral presentations or posters.

The theme for the conference is Advanced Technologies and Solutions for Groundwater Management and Use for Drinking Water Supply, with the following sub-themes:
• Groundwater-based Drinking Water Supply (Treatment, Distribution, Monitoring and Control, and Reuse)
• Groundwater Remediation
• Groundwater Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling

We invite all water professionals involved in research and innovation as well as practical demonstration of water solutions within these sub-themes to submit an abstract by 17 February 2019 at the latest. Abstracts must fall within the theme of the conference, and we in particular invite abstracts within the mentioned sub-themes. Presentations should have a European perspective or relevance. Abstracts are to be no more than 250 words long and must be submitted electronically together with a short biography of max. 150 words ( delivered in WORD) to Danish Water Forum clearly marked “Abstract EWA Spring Conference 2019” A final notification as to whether the abstract has been accepted for either oral or poster presentation will be provided by 1 March 2019. There is no limit to the number of abstracts you may submit. Please indicate the preferred platform on the submission form. The allocation of presentations is at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.

Conference Key Dates:
Abstracts close NEW: 17 February 2019
Abstract acceptance notification sent: 1 March 2019
Draft programme available: 15 March 2019
Author registration closes: 1 April 2019
Early bird registration closes: 15 February 2019
Conference: 9 – 10 May 2019

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Nominate your candidate for the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize!

The world’s most prestigious water award, Stockholm Water Prize, honours women, men and organizations whose work contributes to the conservation and protection of water resources, and to the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. All who have made extraordinary water-related achievements are eligible.

Since its inception in 1991, the prize has been selected by the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee from a pool of professionals nominated by their peers. The nomination is now open unti 30. September 2018. You can nominate online HERE.


About: The Stockholm Water Prize is an international water award presented annually since 1991 by the Stockholm Water Foundation. The prize has been established to honour outstanding achievements in the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.

A prize ceremony and Royal Banquet is held at the Stockholm City Hall as part of the World Water Week. During the ceremony, the Laureate accepts the prize from the hands of His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, official patron of the prize.

The Laureate receives global acknowledgement and visibility, a specially designed sculpture, and USD 150,000. He or she also has the privilege of presenting a lecture during the Opening Plenary of the World Water Week.

More information HERE.