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Aurecon to be represented at World Water Week in Sweden

Aurecon hydrologist Anya Eilers will be attending the Stockholm International Water Institute

Anya Eilers is also currently involved with an Implementation Support Consultancy project to strengthen water resources planning and management in Kenya

27 August 2019 – Hydrologist Anya Eilers, from global engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon, will be attending World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden from 25 to 30 August. Hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the event is the leading annual focal point for addressing the world’s water issues.

At Aurecon, Eilers is currently involved with an Implementation Support Consultancy project to strengthen water resources planning and management in Kenya. The World Bank funded project, which is being undertaken for the Kenya Water Resources Authority, includes developing integrated water resource management (IWRM) plans for each of the six river basins in Kenya.

“I’m attending World Water Week as a rapporteur together with other water professionals. The group of rapporteurs will attend sessions, interview key stakeholders and report on thoughts, discussions, case studies, technology and new ways of thinking surrounding water,” says Eilers.

There are three tracks for the junior rapporteurs at the event to follow: social, economics, and environmental. Eilers has been allocated to the environmental track. Some of the sessions that the environmental rapporteurs will be covering include a seminar entitled Inequity in Climate Change – who are the most vulnerable? Also, a showcase entitled Moving Towards Self-Reliance: The Intersection of Governance and Finance, and an event called What Lies Beneath: The World’s Invisible Water Quality Crisis.

“As a hydrologist who is deeply interested in and concerned about climate change, I’m particularly looking forward to my interview with experts from WMO, UNECE  and UNESCO on ‘Climate Change and Water’, which will be shared on the UN-Water Facebook page,” says Eilers.

Eilers will post her experiences at World Water Week on her LinkedIn profile and she will be available for interviews after the event.

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