Join ILSSI during our virtual sessions at Stockholm World Water Week!
Register for World Water Week on their website here: https://www.worldwaterweek.org/tickets
Click below for details on each session.
“On the money”: Innovating finance to enable farmer-led irrigation Tuesday 23 August 17:00-18:20
Irrigation can strengthen resilience, improve nutrition and increase incomes, but low access to technologies has limited growth. Credit access alone will not unlock access to irrigation technologies. Instead, scaling farmer-led irrigation requires changes in a complex finance ecosystem that includes farmers, finance providers, value chain actors and equipment suppliers.
Solar irrigation in Africa: Bright future or broken promise? Thursday 25 August 17:00-18:20
Solar irrigation has been touted as a key climate smart strategy for Africa, and research confirms a large expansion potential. However, actual sales of solar irrigation pumps have remained extremely low. This session shares new insights on what government and private actors need to consider to successfully grow solar irrigation.
Governing Groundwater: The Why and the How
Thursday 25 August 15:30-16:50
The potential and needs of accelerating groundwater development in Sub-Saharan Africa are large; equally large are the challenges to govern the resource sustainably. This session provides new insights on the economic benefits of growing groundwater development and discusses entry points for better managing groundwater resources.