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Leadership Programme

The AIWW 2017 theme is ‘Water...and nine billion people’. Water management has entered into a new era of complex and unpredictable risks, challenges and opportunities. As economies grow, so does the demand for water and the impact on world’s resources. With a growing world population, climate change and encroaching demographic changes, global leaders need to address multiple issues for a sustainable water future. This is why the Amsterdam International Water Week invites worlds industrial, city and utility water leaders to the AIWW Leadership Programme.


Resilient City Leaders  Utility Leaders  Industry Leaders


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The AIWW Leadership Programme is about translating shared knowledge into action. Leaders from cities, industries and utilities will bring their water issues to the table. These are real water cases which will be matched with the relevant stakeholders and experts. By bringing the right high level community together, we aim to achieve real breakthroughs and decisions. Together with stakeholders from international institutions, experts and investors, steps will be taken to achieve breakthroughs for different cases subjects and issues.

AIWW not only discusses with the global water leaders of the world what the challenges are, but also their interlinkages with climate and thus with energy, food, urbanization and globalization. AIWW brings leaders together in thought-provoking sessions to get to breakthrough solutions, ideas and innovations that can help change both the narrative and reality of water risks. Outcome of all session are action oriented and aimed at building partnerships. 

The schedule of the Leadership Programme at Tuesday October 31:

09.00 - 10.30 Conference Keynote Session
11.00 - 12.30 Plenary City/Utility/Industry Leaders Forum
14.00 - 15.30 Round table session City/Utility/Leaders Forum*
16.00 - 17.30 Integrated Leaders Forum 
18.00 - 20.00 Exhibitors Happy Hour
19.30 - 22.00 AIWW Leaders Dinner at Amsterdam Tower **
  * Invitation only, with limited access for a number of delegates who are interested in joining the forum
  ** Invitation only