The Cities Solve, Cities Deliver – Accelerating Water Action for Resilient Cities event will bring together city officials, national government representatives, community representatives, private sector partners, academics, research organizations, artists and donors to discuss challenges cities face to address water-related risks that hinder the urban transformation we need to advance sustainable development for people, our economies and the planet.
It will provide a space to highlight systemic and transformative actions cities are delivering around the world that can be scaled. It will facilitate knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer learning and connect cities to partners and solutions that can help them to develop capacity needed to accelerate implementation.
Through the event we will provide a voice to cities, their partners and their communities and support them in bringing their individual and collective commitments to New York to be included into the Water Action Agenda, and networking opportunities curated during event sessions and at a reception that will take place towards the end of the event to provide space for guests to explore partnerships and cooperation opportunities.
The event will focus on the following:
- Showcase transformative actions and resilience projects that are seen as game changers in the global context as they accelerate the urban transformation we need for a just and sustainable future.
- Create a space that allows cities to connect with other cities and practitioners to talk to each other, learn from each other and help to establish new partnerships that allows us individually and collectively drive urban resilience action to protect vulnerable communities from water related hazards and other physical, social and economic urban adversities and challenges while at the same time using water as a driver for transformation and a lever for a just transition to more liveable and equitable cities. Highlight commitments cities and partners are bringing forward to be included into the Global Water Action Agenda.
- Networking opportunities through a reception curated to offer a space for guests to explore partnerships and collaborations opportunities.
For more information on the event and the speakers, please visit the website.
This event is a collaboration between Resilient Cities Network and the Government of the Netherlands.