Water scarcity and misuse is posing a serious and growing threat to sustainable development and protection of the environment the world over. Human health and welfare, food security, industrial development and the ecosystems on which they depend, are all at risk, unless water resources are managed more effectively in the present decade and beyond than they have been in the past. The Summit calls for fundamental, collaborative new approaches to the assessment, development and management of water resources, which can only be brought about through commitment and involvement from Governments, business, private sector, the investor community all the way to rural communities. Commitment will need to be backed by substantial and immediate investment, public awareness campaigns, legislative and institutional changes, technology development, and capacity building programmes. Underlying all these must be a greater recognition of the interdependence of all peoples, and of their place in a community, a country and a continent.
The Water Resources & Infrastructure Investment Summit will showcase all major water and water related projects in Zimbabwe highlighting the need and requirement on each project and where there is a need for engagement with funders, investors and technical partners. The Summit presents existing as well as pipeline projects, giving potential investors an opportunity to discuss and evaluate these projects and determine their appetite for participation. The Summit will also include expert plenary sessions and panel presentations featuring discussions by experts and professionals in specific key areas such as financing, green economies, mining and water sustainability.
The summit will also highlight specific infrastructure gaps, Zimbabwe’s emerging developments, and partnership opportunities and address the management of water resources as well as infrastructure developments. Delegates can look forward to participating in interactive discussions that focus on investment drivers, development of the Zimbabwe’s water sector capacity and use of water in other industries that include energy, mining and agriculture.
Who Should Attend
- Water and Waste Companies
- Forestry related entities
- Water resource regulators and policy makers
- Institutional Investors
- Projects & Infrastructure Finance Lenders
- Insurance Companies
- Bank and Financing Houses
- Agricultural entities
- Legal Professional Service Consultants
- Related technology enterprises
- Industry Associations