PR 3.1 Green water utilities

 Wednesday 11 May, 13.30 – 15.15, Leeuwen Room II

The session presents green utility examples: business cases of Water Utilities that illustrate the role utilities can play in society to lower their climate footprint and make drinking water systems climate resilient and adaptive to climate change. Through this session we want to present and promote an approach to transform water utilities into ‘green utilities’. A partnership of water utilities, governments, donors and investors – gathered in the green utility network - promote this approach to transform utilities and scale up the green-grey infrastructure investments. A panel composed of utilities, climate experts and financiers will reflect on the opportunities of green utilities and their roles and contribution for scaling up. Desired results/outcomes: more traction, understanding of green utilities and green investments.

Organised by Marco Schouten, Vitens Evides International (VEI)
Partners World Resources Institute, USA
IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands
Chair Gerhard Mulder, IUCN, the Netherlands
Rapporteur Marco Schouten, Vitens Evides International

Evides Water Utility: an inspiring green utility
Annette Ottolini, Evides Waterbedrijf, the Netherlands

A retention area in the city of Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam
Rik Dierx, Vitens Evides International/SAWACO

The Green City Plan for Harar
CEO Harar Water Supply and Daniel Truneh, Vitens Evides International

Protecting Atewa's Water Resources, Ghana

Financing mechanism for Green Investments,
Norio Saito, Asian Development Bank