12 moments for water in 2016

2016 has become the year for water. From the World Economic Forum, COP22, to thewater Budapest Water Summit, water has been widely acknowledged as a key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and essential to the climate change solution.

Here are the defining moments of 2016 that put water security and sustainability on the global agenda like never before:

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How can Hong Kong stay smart and competitive? By driving change through a ‘Public-Private-People Partnership’ approach

World Bank Blog – 12/14/2016Smart-Cities-All-you-need-to-know

According to the World Economic Forum’s “Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017,” Hong Kong dropped two notches to rank as No. 9 in its Global Competitiveness Index. The decline occurred mainly because the city faces challenges to “evolve from one of the world’s foremost financial hubs to become an innovative powerhouse.”

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Interview with Paul Polman

Inspirational speaker, great CEO and a Dutch citizen who received the second annual Holland on the Hill Heineken Award on May 15, 2015, for his entrepreneurial endeavors in both the Netherlands and the United States.

Below he answers questions about the upcoming World Paul PolmanEconomic Forum on Africa, taking place in Cape Town on 4th and 5th June.

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