World Water Week 2021 is fast approaching and the BlueTech team is getting ready to support our community of water leaders in getting the most out of this key industry event.

Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), World Water Week is the annual focal point for exploring and addressing global water issues. This year’s conference will be held entirely online, 23-27 August, with the theme Building Resilience Faster.

Innovation roundtable

BlueTech Research is hosting an interactive roundtable highlighting innovative technologies, in partnership with Imagine H2O. The event takes place on Thursday 26 August, 11am-12pm Stockholm Time, 10am BST, 5am EST, 2am PST.

‘It Doesn’t Help People if We Don’t Deploy It’ – features talented innovators and entrepreneurs who will share their own stories showing how extraordinary technological advancements have been successfully deployed to solve water challenges across the globe.

Join entrepreneurs in water to explore unique stories of how innovation has been successfully deployed across the globe to solve water challenges.

The session – It Doesn’t Help People if We Don’t Deploy It! – will present examples of innovation and collaboration in practice and will feature:

  • Tina Arrowood, Principal Research Scientist, DuPont Water Solutions – a circular economy for salt that keeps rivers clean
  • Alfredo Zolezzi, CEO, Plasma Waters – the Plasma Water Sanitation System, a breakthrough technology to address the global water crisis
  • Asim Bhalerao, CEO, Fluid Robotics – how robots are helping the city of Pune, India, divert and treat raw sewage from the Mula-Mutha river.
  • Patrick Kiely, CEO, Sentry – Helping São Paulo – Brazil’s wastewater treatment plants optimise processes and ensure only treated water flows back into the ecosystem

The session opens with a lightning talk from Hans-Ulrich Buchholz, Environmental Compliance, Water, Wastewater, Biodiversity lead at L’Oreal.

The event will be moderated by Kelly Trott, Vice President, Imagine H2O, and Aoife Kelleher, Lead Sustainability Researcher BlueTech Research.

BlueTech’s Top Picks at SIWI

With such a great range of speakers and choice of topics available at SIWI World Water Week, participants might be seeking guidance on what to attend. BlueTech’s expert analysts have scoured the agenda and put together their top picks from across the programme.

All times British Summer Time BST

Tuesday 24 Aug


Wednesday 25 Aug

Thursday 26 Aug

More details are available on the World Water Week 2021 website https://www.worldwaterweek.org

Registration Instructions below:

  • Get your limited access free tickets: https://worldwaterweek.org/tickets
  • Register by answering the questions and opting out of networking packages
  • Check your email for (i) confirmation of registration “Confirmation World Water Week 2021”
  • Check your email for (ii) access to platform “World Water Week Event Entry”
  • Create your account using email (ii) and log into the platform
  • Once you are logged into the platform, you can register for our sessions by browsing through the agenda.
  • Click here to sign up for our session