Water is the fundamental source for human development; from nature-based solutions to socio-economic development and human resilience. Water is a key enabler. In fact, water is life!

Humana People to People joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Water Week 2020. The five-day event, themed “Water and Climate Change – Accelerating Action”, will focus on innovation, science and all the necessary actions to achieve a climate-resilient future.

One of the Farmers Clubs member irrigating some tomatoes in his garden

World Water Week 2020 was commemorated from 24 - 28 August 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel, conferencing and meeting restrictions, the event will be conducted online. World Water Week assembles over 500 co-convening organizations and 4,000 participants from more than 130 countries in Stockholm every year. The 30th edition of World Water Week is organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and partners. A broad array of organizations will be hosting virtual sessions on water and climate, open for anyone to tap into – listen to and interact in.

This year, World Water Week occurs at a time when COVID-19 continues to spread relentlessly around the world; to compound this issue, specific treatment, including a vaccine, is not yet available.

Growing trees support efforts in fighting effects of climate change

Humana People to People understands that tackling COVID-19 requires a comprehensive package including preventive, protective and curative interventions. Poor water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions and lack of hygiene practices contribute to the spread of the virus, making it difficult to prevent and control the pandemic.

World Water Week 2020 offers a unique platform for much-needed knowledge sharing of information, and collaboration. There is need to develop and exchange new ideas. Now more than ever, it is time to find solutions to tackle the climate crisis. Even more urgently, examples of best practices and success stories must be shared at global level.