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Events 26 May 2020 | Webinar

Build Back Better: Shifting Tides in the Water Sector


The 17 Sustainable Development Goals laid out in 2015 have been guiding lights for sustainable development over the last five years — and remain just as prevalent during our current global pandemic.

In partnership with the Zayed Sustainability Prize, this webinar will take a deep dive into the water sector and feature Karin Krchnak, Program Manager, 2030 Water Resources Group at World Bank Group and Tom Williams, Director, Water at WBCSD. The discussion will address:

  • Powerful innovations in the sector and impactful technological shifts in the last ten years
  • Areas our expert panelists are most excited about and implications of the pandemic
  • What 2030 will look like and what it will take to achieve relevant SDGs.

This webinar will be facilitated by Denise Delaney, Partner at ERM.

About the Zayed Sustainability Prize.

This series is in partnership with the Zayed Sustainability Prize. Established in 2008, this annual award recognises and rewards the achievements of those who are driving impactful, innovative and inspiring sustainability solutions across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.

About Karin Krchnak

Karin is the 2030 WRG Program Manager. As an environmental lawyer, she has worked to improve policies and procedures related to environmental management and resource conservation worldwide for over 25 years. Previously, she was Senior Director for the WWF US Water Program where she led the effort to advance WWF’s Water Goal to measurably improve the sustainability of the world’s major river basins. Prior to that, she was Director of International Water Policy and Director of Global Partnerships for the Great Rivers Partnership at the Nature Conservancy (TNC) and has served on the Steering Committees of the Global Water Partnership and the Gender & Water Alliance and on the Board of Governors of the World Water Council.

About Tom Williams

Tom Williams is an experienced director with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Prior to WBCSD, he worked at the International Water Association.

Tom has worked in both developed and developing countries, with experience collaborating with a range of stakeholders including utilities, government, research institutes, donor agencies, UN agencies and NGOs. Tom has also spent time working as a short-term consultant for the World Bank on utility strengthening and reform issues.


May 26th, 2020
12pm BST



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