PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Challenges to protect specific biomes reinforcing the sustainable use of water (Amazon / Pantanal / Caatinga / Atlantic Forest)

Thursday - 14:30 - 16:00

THEME

Sustentabilidade , Thematic Process

ROOM

Room 35

DESCRIPTION

[SS-J-SFG+TP 01] Brazil is a country of continental dimensions and composed of several biomes where the availability of water resources and their relation to social and economic issues are proportionately distinct and complex.

While the Amazon has one of the largest water availability per inhabitant in the world, the Caatinga Region coexists with a permanent water shortage that shapes its biodiversity and defines the complex social issues faced by its millions of inhabitants.

The Atlantic Forest, on the other hand, coexists with reduced water availability due to a high population density associated with the destruction of almost 90% of its original coverage.

The Pantanal, one of the largest wetlands in the world, has suffered the consequences of deforestation and the construction of dams at its headwaters, causing siltation and significant changes in its original shape.

All these issues ultimately affect the human being who depends on the natural resources provided by these areas. Local communities, riverside and with access to less financial resources are the most affected.

This session will discuss the opportunities and possibilities to contribute to the sustainable use of water resources, respecting the characteristics of each biome, both in the environmental aspect, as well as in its social, cultural and economic specificities.

 

PROGRAM

Coordinator

Gilberto Tiepolo
gtiepolo@tnc.org
Deputy Conservation Manager – The Nature Conservancy – Brazil

Participants:

•    Nayandra Kellen Pereira
nayandra.pereira@fas-amazonas.org
Innovative Solutions Program Project Assistant at Sustainable Amazon Foundation


•    Solange Kimie Ikeda Castrillon
ikedac@gmail.com 
Prof. at UNEMAT / Gaia Institute


•    Claudio Maretti
claudio.maretti@icmbio.gov.br
Director at Department of Socioenvironmental and Territorial Consolidation Actions - ICMBIO – Brazil


•    Thiago Piazzetta Valente
thiagop@grupoboticario.com.br
Environmental Analyst – Boticario Group


•    Marcelo Camargo Furtado
marcelo@marae.net.br
Facilitator at Brazil Climate, Forest and Agriculture Coalition