During the Volvo Ocean Race Finish, June 28 and 29, the congres: ‘Ocean Summit The Hague – Future of the Oceans’ will be held at the Zuiderstrandtheater. This exclusive, international event is about innovative methods to maintain and sunstainably use our oceans. Scientists, government, NGO’s, private sector but also sailors, adventurers, start-ups and young professionals will be present. Together arranging a dream-scenario for a healthy environment in our waters.
Various special gasts will come to the stage. During the nine break-out sessions information will receive specific information about, a.o., zero-emission shipping, restoring nature, plastic soup, nature based solutions and sharing platforms. The two-day congres gives the stage to a.o.: Captain Charles Moore, his life goal is reducing plastics in the sea, after realising in 1999 that there is more plastic than plancton in the oceans. Astonaut and ambassader of the earth André Kuipers gives his vision on our blue planet. Wendy Schmidt, president of the Schmidt Family Foundation, the Dutch minister of Infrastructure and Water Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and Karmenu Vella, the European commissioner of Environment, Fishery and Martime jointly express their efforts. Click here for the full program.
Break out session with WaterWindow
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WaterWindow is an online platform for water and climate solutions. Each solution links to a successful showcase and provides valuable information about involved parties, suppliers and succes conditions. Therefore, via WaterWindow, users easily find solutions for their specific water problem.
On 12 March 2018, AfriAlliance and WaterWindow signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU focuses on exchanging knowledge on matching the water-related needs of the African water sector with solutions. AfriAlliance and WaterWindow are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation.
In the face of Climate Change, Africa is one of the regions most in need of innovative solutions for water problems. However, available solutions are often not widely known nor matched with the concrete needs of different stakeholders in the water sector.
ClimateWindow for Africa
Both AfriAlliance and WaterWindow consider it their mission to solve water problems by identifying water-related needs, find matching solutions and make the results available online. One ambition of the cooperation between AfriAlliance and WaterWindow is therefore to jointly generate an online ‘ClimateWindow for Africa’ that serves to present identified needs with matching solutions.
The signing ceremony took place at IHE Delft and involved Dr. Uta Wehn, Project Director of AfriAlliance, and Mr. Joost de Haan, Project Director of WaterWindow. They both emphasized the importance of the cooperation between the two initiatives to better prepare African stakeholders for climate change challenges.