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Building a Water-Resilient Future

April 25 @ 12:30 pm 1:30 pm

How we can align action on water across the built environment.

The fresh water crisis is one of the greatest humanitarian crises we face today. 

The current industrial practices of water use and disposal across sectors around the world are affecting over  a quarter of the world population in unhealthy ways. In addition to this, around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions are related to water use, storage and distribution. Yet addressing these issues are some of the most overlooked aspects of building, architecture and construction. So how do we change course and align buildings’ climate action with water?

As part of our commitment to increasing international alignment around sustainability across the global built environment, World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Circularity Accelerator programme is hosting a webinar dedicated to exploring the consistently overlooked issue of the water crisis. We will also dive into the relationship between water and carbon emissions, and how we can align global action to implement circular life cycles. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Hear from international experts on how, and why, water has been ‘left behind’ in the prioritisation of climate action. What is the role of the building and construction sector in addressing this? 
  • Learn from case studies around the world on the solutions already being actioned to tackle water use.
  • Discuss potential actions to take forward as a network which can foster stronger alliances and collaboration, and lead transformation.
  • Take a deep dive into the position paper ‘Building a Water-Resilient Future’, launched by WorldGBC in 2023.

This webinar will also explore the views and initiatives of international organisations, as well as Green Building Councils and Partners from across the WorldGBC network, to discuss how we can connect water to the energy crisis, and build upon the dialogue to bring water upfront in the actions of the building and construction sector.  

The webinar will run on two sessions on the day to cater for different time zones:

Register for the 12:30 BST session here.

Register for the 16:30 BST session here.

World Green Building Council