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The circular economy for water

Tuesday 4 June at 14.00-15.30


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Global and local demands on managing water systems for long-term sustainability also offer opportunities for commercial advantage. The session brings together players from various global water domains to discuss the key technical and policy measures for redesigning the water infrastructure for a circular economy.

14.00 Water makes the world go round​
Riku Vahala, Professor, Head of the Department of Built Environment, Aalto University, School Of Engineering
Keynote: The circular economy in urban water management​
Tomás Michel, President, WSSTP, The European Water Platform See the presentation
Technologies, solutions and business opportunities in a redesigned water infrastructure​
Innovative models for closing urban water and nutrient loops in low- and middle-income countries​:
Miriam Otoo, Research Group Leader, International Water Management Institute​ See the presentation
Circular Economy Strategies in an Urban Environment: Experiences from the UK:
Philippa Roberts, Managing Director, Low and Behold Ltd​ See the presentation
Building a fair circular economy for water – lessons from corporate water stewardship:
Suvi Sojamo, Post Doctoral Researcher, Aalto University See the presentation
Norhan Sadik, Analyst, World Bank Water Global Practice See the presentation
Panel discussion with speakers​
Moderator Riku Vahala
15.30 Concluding remarks


Riku Vahala, Professor, Head of the Department of Built Environment, Aalto University, School Of Engineering


Ministries of the Environment, and Agriculture and Forestry of Finland​

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