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Launch of new IBNET "Scaling Urban WSS Services through Data Culture: From Data to Action"

  • Launch of new IBNET "Scaling Urban WSS Services through Data Culture: From Data to Action"

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Isle Utilities
Innovation consultancy specialising in the development and commercialisation of emerging technologies in the water & environmental sectors.


Closing the growing urban water gap will require new tools for utilities to turn their performance around. The International Benchmarking Network (IBNET) is a global information system and partnership, specifically designed for water and sanitation service providers, and hosted by the World Bank Group. New IBNET has been developed using a human-centred design approach to provide insights that enable straightforward tracking of utility performance and support the allocation of investment.

The World Bank are very excited to announce that the Launch of the New IBNET will be held as part of the UN Water Conference on March 22nd 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EST) at the Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza Hotel (Riverview Conference Room). This event is designed to showcase the importance of a data culture in the water and sanitation sector and how it can be leveraged to improve access to safe and affordable water and sanitation for all.

The Launch of New IBNET “Scaling Urban WSS Services through Data Culture: From Data to Action” will be available as an online webinar.

Register your interest for the event here.

During the session you will have the opportunity to hear from practitioners in the field of water and sanitation who will share their insights on the importance of data in decision-making and how data culture is critical to improve utilities’ performance. Moreover, the New IBNET platform and its features will be presented to participants as a collaborative effort of the World Bank and partners.

Please RSVP here, and feel free to share the names and emails of colleagues and peers from your delegation who may also be interested in attending. A light lunch will be provided during the session.

Blanca Antizar (Director, Isle Utilities, Global) said: “We would like to encourage water utilities to participate in the NEW IBNET global network. It is a new solution with the potential to help water utilities globally to overcome current a future challenge associated to climate change, increasing pressure on resources, financing and improving infrastructure to mention a few.”

Interested in joining New IBNET? Register your interest in New IBNET here.

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