Thursday, March 23, 2023
9:30 AM

Join us as we create a space for businesses, civil society, governments and other groups to chart out the necessary next steps to move from commitment to concrete action for a water resilient future.


9:50 AM

What are the kinds of collective action projects that address root basin challenges and are at the scale needed to drive systemic changes? This session will showcase truly innovative projects with the opportunity for scaling and exploring the underlying elements that led to their success. It will also explore the challenges to achieve scale for these proven solutions. Topics to be discussed include: What are some of the models for collective action that have worked? What is unique and innovative about each model that we can share? What makes these models inspiring towards reaching radical collaboration solutions that cater to basin needs? 


10:45 AM

While we have seen progress on collective action, there is an opportunity to explore the policy environment that would facilitate the uptake and mainstreaming of collective action initiatives globally. The public sector can play a key role in driving collective action at scale by creating an enabling environment through legislation and policies, incentives and financial mechanisms, and by supporting on-the-ground efforts.


11:30 AM
12:00 PM

How should organizations explore and report on collective action impact? During this fishbowl panel discussion, speakers and the audience will exchange points of view on what it means to be water positive and its measures of success. Special attention will be given to understanding how to make claims against implementation. Speakers will discuss the different approaches to Water Positivity, highlighting that there is no “one way”/one-size-fits-all approach.

1:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM

This session will look to showcase how collective private sector investments can unleash new financial innovation models that unlock new sources of funding for water. We will discuss opportunities to unlock new sources of funding and investments for water resilience, via blended finance, the capital markets, and catalytic capital from the private sector.

5:30 PM

Join us in an evening to celebrate collective action, ambitious acceleration towards SDG6 and the road ahead that businesses, civil society and governments have charted for a water resilient future. Everyone is welcome as we close the CEO Water Mandate’s full-day by getting together to form new partnerships and strengthen familiar ones.

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