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EcoCiv is proud to be one of the organizing partners of the W12+ Programs!

W12+ is a partnership of motivated organizations that connect, catalyze, and incubate urban water solutions. W12+ approaches urban water security with an interdisciplinary lens and utilizes a unique approach to encourage dialogue and turn words into action.

Our approach consists of four interrelated programmatic functions.

The Blueprint

The Blueprint is an ever-growing central location for case studies highlighting replicable solutions to common water security challenges through short, non-technical case studies. The Blueprint aims to encourage users to learn from current successes around the globe. We are currently increasing the content and functionality within the Blueprint, so follow us on our social media for regular updates (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Explore the W12+ Blueprint.

The Hubs

The W12+ Hubs are location-based networks of organizations each focused on driving the creation and implementation of proven, site-specific solutions in their cities, via progressive partnerships between local city professionals, specialized water institutes and organizations, and identified water champions. Currently, W12+ engages in hub work in South Sudan with our partners Water for South Sudan. (Highlight reel from first round table session coming soon!)The W12+ Hubs are location-based networks of organizations each focused on driving the creation and implementation of proven, site-specific solutions in their cities, via progressive partnerships between                                                           local city professionals, specialized water institutes and organizations, and identified water champions. 

The Drive-In

The world’s first drive-in convention, in partnership with Mother City Drive-in, was held on 8 October 2020 in Cape Town in celebration of water, where attendees were entertained, inspired, and moved to cherish, nurture and champion the world’s most precious resource. The convention aimed to drive in new measures for water security and drive out the barriers that prevent access to clean water. Explore the W12+ Drive-In

The Exchanges

Through carefully facilitated online conversations on particular water issues, W12+ Exchanges bring together key thought-leaders and change agents in their fields to share and devise distinct solutions to pressing urban water challenges around the globe. The W12+ Exchanges catalyze innovative new ideas, generate and disseminate immediately applicable insights and forge dynamic, ongoing collaborations – focusing on specific solutions to particular urban water challenges, through constructive conversation towards a common purpose.

Previous W12+ Exchanges include: 

  • The W12+ Drive-In, Drive-Thru
  • Driving Change for Water Security During COVID-19
  • Leading the Way for Water Security During COVID-19
  • Mobilizing Private Finance for Urban Water Projects Globally 

Explore the W12+ Exchanges

Our programs aim to open the conversation and share knowledge through webinars, online tools, and live events. We connect our participants with a growing community of businesses, non-profits, individuals, cities, and countries looking to make lasting change and ensure a secure Waterwise future for all.  

Not only do we share knowledge to encourage policymakers and city leaders to make informed decisions, but we also support change agents who are actively altering systems by providing research capacity,  facilitation, and networking opportunities.  

W12+ uses research and collaboration to create plans for action. We partner with like-minded organizations that are catalysts for change, including UNESCO-IHP and Water for South Sudan. We also conduct research for external projects like the Economist Intelligence Unit’s new Water Optimized World Index

We create space for sharing solutions globally and encourage others to focus on what can be done now to create a water-secure future. 

 

W12+ is a collaboration between EcoCiv and our partners Save Our Schools NPO.

If you or your organization are interested in learning more or partnering with W12+, please email Ellie at eleaning@ecociv.org.

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