Mar 15, 2022
Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.
Today, Justin is once again joined by Henk Ovink to discuss all things water-related! Henk is the Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Sherpa to the UN/WB High-Level Panel on Water, and is the world’s only water ambassador!
In this episode, Henk discusses the risks and opportunities of Groundwater in anticipation of this year’s World Water Day, a global event held annually on March 22nd. He explains the importance of groundwater, how it factors into the global practice of risk management, and what risk professionals can do to factor it in. He also shares the purification methods that have emerged during the pandemic, how current world events might disrupt international water safety efforts, and what risk professionals and organizational leaders can do to take their involvement with water risk management to the next level.
[:01] About the RIMS App.
[:21] About RIMScast.
[:28] About today’s episode with Henk Ovink.
[:48] Upcoming RIMS webinars.
[1:32] About the upcoming live, in-person annual conference, RISKWORLD.
[2:07] More about today’s episode.
[2:58] Justin welcomes Henk Ovink back to RIMScast!
[3:07] Henk shares about his role as the Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
[3:58] When World Water Day is and what this year’s theme is focusing on.
[4:38] What are some of the ways that organizations or risk professionals can keep Groundwater in mind?
[6:23] The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a report recently that found sea levels will rise as much in the next 30 years as it has over the last 100 years. How does that accelerated rate impact current water safety and protective measures?
[10:15] What Henk has learned about water risk management since he was last on the podcast in March 2020.
[13:35] Purification methods that have emerged during the pandemic that Henk finds inspiring.
[15:37] Amazing examples of purification within the food and agriculture sectors.
[17:06] What Henk finds amazing about water.
[18:00] About upcoming RIMS workshops, events, the RIMS app, RIMS membership, and more!
[20:23] Henk discusses the 9th World Water Forum 2022, some of the broader implications of how access to water can influence societies, and the important changes we have to make around water today to create a better future for the world.
[24:18] How does Russia invading Ukraine disrupt international water safety efforts?
[26:54] What risk professionals and organizational leaders can do to positively contribute to make World Water Day 2022 more than a once-a-year occurrence and take their involvement to a greater level (both internally and externally).
[31:38] Will World Water Day be publicly broadcasted?
[32:24] About the upcoming UN-Water Summit on Groundwater in December 2022.
[34:07] Justin thanks Henk Ovink for joining RIMScast and shares some additional links to check in today’s show notes.
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“The pandemic, in a sense, reminded us that we have to become … more aligned with nature. We have to deal with these challenges in a more comprehensive … collaborative [way].” — Henk Ovink
“Water [is] a resource that we can reuse and recycle in many ways. Right now, too often water is taken for granted by industry, agriculture, and our society. But … if we reuse it and reclean it, we can use it again and again … and … our water footprint goes down.” — Henk Ovink
“And that is what I find so amazing about water; it’s powerful and it can destroy and destruct – so you better be careful. You have to treat it well. … But if you use it well … understand its complexities … and you start to value it, it manages itself.” — Henk Ovink
“Water is not the only way to look at the world but water is a way to look at the world for sustainable development and climate action that presents us with a just, inclusive, and comprehensive alternative. It really helps us build resiliency … for a better future.” — Henk Ovink