2018 Innovation Webinar: Building a Culture of Best Practice Around Water

Learn from innovators in Europe and America in this webinar focused on innovative approaches to water to achieve local and global environmental, social and economic gains. Milwaukee and Leeuwarden are the first Innovating cities of the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme to tackle water and economic development challenges based on an integrated and innovative approach to water and sustained multi sector collaboration. Both cities have achieved some wonderful results that provide examples of best practice in the creation of partnerships, building a ‘culture’ of water in their cities – and global outreach. This work collectively advances the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Learn from: Erick Shambarger, Sustainability Director for the City of Milwaukee;
  • Jenny Kehl, Professor and Global Water Security Scholar, Professor and Global Water Security Scholar, School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee;
  • Evelien Walstra (for Friso Douwstra, Deputy Mayor) the Municipality of Leeuwarden;
  • Hein Molenkamp, Director of the Water Alliance and named one of the Top 25 Global Water Leaders.
The webinar is facilitated by Elizabeth Ryan and Dr Jane Mullett. There were webinar participants from countries around the world including Spain, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, China, United Kingdom, Netherlands, USA and Australia.

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