Race against the clock towards UN 2023 Water

A lot has happened since our last newsletter in January 2022. Although Covid-19 is still around and affects us now and then, it has faded into the background compared to the beginning of this year.

It has been an exciting year with substantial progress made in jointly working towards implementing our programmes in Chennai (India), Khulna (Bangladesh) and Semarang (Indonesia). The next phase of the feasibility study has started in both Khulna and Semarang, with the consultant teams on the ground. In the Water as Leverage City update in this newsletter, Mr Abir, one of our local WaL Ambassadors, tells you all about it. And the Water Balance demonstration project of the City of 1000 Tanks is almost up and running, more news about this in the same chapter.

Even more exciting is the launch of Water as Leverage Cartagena – Construyendo con el Aqua in the city of Cartagena (Colombia) last summer and the official publication of the Call for Action for WaL Cartagena this month. Read all about it in the Water as Leverage City update as well.

The commitment to develop Water as Leverage as a culture and a structure could become a transformative engagement to be shared and scaled up at the UN 2023 Water Conference.

Please let us know on wal@rvo.nl if you would like to participate or are in New York at the UN Water conference – we will send you updates on our progress in the coming period.

Read our latest newsletter here

Previous newsletters can be found in our archive (PDF):

WaL Newsletter #6 April 2021

WaL Newsletter #5 April 2021

WaL Newsletter #4 January 2021

WaL Newsletter #3 October 2020

WaL Newsletter #2 July 2020

WaL Newsletter #1 April 2020