[OS-TP-33] Continued economic development leads to growing water demand through all water users with direct impact on water security. Globally, urbanization is expanding, as it is the intensification of agriculture potentially triggering water use conflicts due to the paradigm of “demand vs supply” of water. Given the “business as usual” scenario, increased over-allocation of scarce resources combined with weak governance often results in long-term water security issues and looming water crises. This session will share experiences and examples of the challenges faced by water-scarce regions and of approaches to get ahead of the curve.
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
"Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture – GFWSA /
• Agencia Reguladora de Aguas (ADASA) – Jose Bento da Rocha
• Global Environment Fund (GEF)- Astrid Hillers
• International Water Management Institute (IWMI) – Claudia Sadoff ,Julia van der Bliek ,Karen Villhorth
• World Bank- Water Resources Group - Stela Goldenstein
• International Financing Corporation)- Rochi Khemka