6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity for the Water Sector: 26 May - 4 June

About the Tracks

In addition to plenary sessions focusing on implementation science, models for education and managing organizational change, we have 8 Track teams dedicated to creating focused discussion on a range of issues relevant to the future Water agenda.

Track 1: Moving to an implementation science – IHE Delft Rector, Prof. Dr. Eddy Moors coordinates this track exploring the barriers and bridges to capacity development and the potential of implementation science.


Track 2: Capacity to operate under complexity and uncertainty – Associate Professor of Environmental Planning and Management, Dr. Leon Hermans and SIWI's Programme Director for Capacity Development, Dr Håkan Tropp, coordinate this track on operating within an increasingly complex and unpredictable global environment.


Track 3: Capacity for managing conflict and for negotiation – Senior Lecturer in Water Law and Diplomacy, Dr. Susanne Schmeier, and her team look at the potential for partnerships in resolving conflicts.


Track 4: Capacity in utilities and other institutions to achieve the “last mile” of the SDGs – Associate Professor of Water Supply Engineering, Dr. Nemanja Trifunovic, and Rand Water’s Asief Alli coordonate this popular track on institutional capacity and delivering the SDGs.


Track 5: Capacity for water financing – Senior Lecturer in Water Resources Economics, Dr. Yong Jiang looks at the challenges, opportunities and needs for developing sustainable water finance, together with Jaap Veerman, Senior Water Resources Specialist at ADB and Piet Klop, Senior Advisor Responsible Investment at PGGM.


Track 6: Accelerating knowledge sharing among organizations and in civil society – Associate Professor in Integrated River Basin Management, Dr. Wim Douven, leads this team focusing on collaboration, partnerships and reaching local communities.


Track 7: Enhancing education and training, and behavioural skills – Emanuele Fantini, Senior Lecturer in Water Politics and Communication and Raquel dos Santos, Education Facilitator, explore the competences, collaborations and technologies we need for effective education and training for future water capacity.


Track 8: Using ‘big data’, ICT, AI and e-based tools – Senior Lecturer in Ecohydrological modelling, Hans van der Kwast, and his team are looking at the potential of data tools and reuse in specific applications.


NEW: Track 9 – Remote meetings – experience and participation – information to follow

Got a comment, a question, a great idea?

If you have any further questions, comments, or specific needs that you would like the online event to consider, please contact Jasper Hondelink at capdevsymposium@un-ihe.org using the subject header RISING TO THE CHALLENGE.