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Innovate 4 Water A Matchmaking Forum for Sustainable Development

9th June 2017, Geneva

WaterLex participated in this innovative water event, which enabled exchanges between water entrepreneurs, IGOs, NGO’s and investors focussed on safe water and sanitation. Following a day of matchmaking between prospective investors and entrepreneurs in water and sanitation technology, the Open Forum fielded a series of “pitches” around six related themes, to join key stakeholders, investors and organisations seeking new water solutions. The event was the co-organised by Waterpreneurs, WaterVent and WIPO Green, and hosted at the WIPO Geneva conference centre.

WaterLex Director General presented in a panel discussion on Sustainable Ecosystems for Water Entrepreneurs, demonstrating the need for local governments to become engaged in reform of policy to support the inclusion of the private sector, while meeting human rights to water and sanitation. Florian Thevenon, WaterLex Scientific Officer also participated in the panel on the nexus between water and energy and health, stressing the importance of a participatory approach to the management of water resources.