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6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity for the Water Sector

May 27, 2020 - May 29, 2020


The 6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity Development: From Capacity Development to Implementation Science will bring together scholars, decision-makers and practitioners to discuss the current and future role of capacity development within policy, operational practice and education. As in previous years, the event will act as a catalyst to build commitment among participants, leading to future action and collaboration. For this 6th edition, which will take place online, the Symposium will pay particular attention to effective implementation and aim to move towards a concept of implementation science for the water sector.

For a preliminary programme of the event, please click here. Interested to read more about who is involved? Follow these links for information on Key Notes, the IHE Delft Organizing Committee, and our Advisory Committee. To register for the Symposium, please follow this link. Registration ends on May 5, 2020.

Focus of Symposium

In this 6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity in the Water Sector, IHE Delft, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, OECD, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cap-Net/UNDP, Deltares, the UNHABITAT/Global Water Operator Partnership Alliance, Rand Water and others will convene leaders in the water profession and beyond to explore what the future is likely to bring and how new developments in implementation science can help us to act by strengthening institutional capacity. By bringing together key stakeholders to consider the most pressing challenges and emerging solutions in the field, the Symposium aims to identify and improve upon the concepts, priorities, strategies and tools to develop institutional capacity and share knowledge at a global scale for addressing these challenges. The Symposium will help outline the core skills, knowledge and attitudes the world’s water professionals and the institutions will need, and to build clear commitment to identify and act on concrete multi-stakeholder actions.

COVID-19 Response

Update on the 6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity for the Water Sector: From Capacity Development to Implementation Science, GOES ONLINE

Given the most recent advice from the Dutch Government on coronavirus, and with the safety of our communities a top priority, we have made the decision to move forwards with the Symposium as an online event. We are now busy working to adapt the format, and provide online delivery that will allow the same mix of plenaries, panels and interactive small-group discussions that we need.

So keep the dates free and continue to register – but prepare to engage with the global water community from much closer to home

For more information and to register please visit website here


May 27, 2020
May 29, 2020
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