SM15 Preview: Water Security for All in a World of Scarcity

Update: Event now featuring the Netherlands Executive Director Frank Heemskerk!

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | 19:30 – 21:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Group Headquarters, Preston Auditorium & Online

Follow the event with #WaterSec4all

Water security is emerging as the number one global risk in terms of development impact. While the impacts are felt most acutely in the arid, water scarce regions of the world, climate change and rapid urbanization have increased water scarcity for other regions, as well. Fast-growing cities in water-scarce environments are the most vulnerable.

During the event, local leaders and other key stakeholders will share their experiences and solutions for addressing water scarcity challenges with a view of the social, economic, and political implications. The panelists have worked on some of the most innovative management approaches and technologies now being deployed in the sector and will discuss some of the key challenges as well as positive lessons on how these can be used more widely to enhance water security globally.

More information & livestream at


Senior Director, Water, World Bank Group
Executive Director, World Bank Group
CEO, Water Utilities Corporation, Botswana
Senior Fellow for Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy, UNLV
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Executive Director, Southern California Watershed Alliance
Managing Director, Chennai Water Supply and Sewerage Board
Mayor of Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Manager of Planning, National Water Agency, Brazil
Strategic Executive for Infrastructure, Water and Technical Services, City of Windhoek, Namibia.

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