Akvo is attending Stockholm World Water Week this month, for the ninth time. Our #Stockholm9 team is here to bridge the gap between the information technology world and the “water sector”. For details of who is who in the team, check out this post.

Akvo’s presence at World Water Week 2015 involves a stand (aka Base Camp), participation in a number of sessions, an evening reception at the Netherlands Embassy and occasional guerrilla activity to be determined at the time. This section will be updated as the event develops.

Base Camp
We have a stand with a BIG screen and good internet, in exhibition tent B, stand 16. You’ll find members of the team at this stand from Sunday afternoon (23rd) until Friday morning (28th).

Sessions we are talking at

1. Sunday 23 – 16:00-17:30 FH 202
Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction
Bert Diphoorn will speak as part of a panel.

2. Tuesday 25 – 09:00-18:00 NL 357, followed by bus trip to Ericsson Studios
Information technologies for a smarter water future
Akvo is a co-convenor of this major all-day track, along with DHI Group and @aqua
11:00, Thomas Bjelkemen-Pettersson talks about “The Data Revolution, in 2020”, and then join a Q&A panel. 14:00, Jeroen van der Sommen facilitates a roundtable on “Empowering rural communities through ICT – mobile devices as a game changer?”
Receptions we are hosting

Tuesday 25 – 19:00-21:30, Netherlands Embasssy, Götgatan 16A, 118 46 Stockholm 

Netherlands Embassy Reception
Once again we are hosting this now annual party, in the beautiful Dutch embassy. Note this event is invite-only with strictly limited numbers. This is organised in partnership with IRC, NWP, Aqua for All and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.