PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 5.d.2 - Emerging Policy Solutions to Manage Water Quality from Ridge to Reef

Thursday - 9:00 - 10:30

THEME

Ecosystems

ROOM

Room 29

DESCRIPTION

[OS-TP-56] Managing water quality is a complex task for policy makers.  It is a challenge to know which policy tools would be most effective to meet water quality standards in different situations, locations or scales.  Examples of innovative policy instruments are emerging, but have limitations.  How to conceptualize and implement suitable governance arrangements to find the right incentives, funding sources, technologies and capacity to improve water quality is specific to each location, and must adjust to constant demographic and climatic changes.  This session will examine examples and frameworks of how to replicate and scale up or scale down innovative policy solutions.

MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
"Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (Sweden)
UN Caribbean Environment Programme / Secretariat to the Cartagena Convention
Medium Paraiba do Sul River Basin Committe – CBH-MPS (Brazil) and Rio de Janeiro State University - UERJ (Brazil)
Office of the Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
Source 2 Sea Platform

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

• Dr. Jakob Granit, Director General, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM)
• Christian Severin, Coordinator, GEF International Waters, USA
• H.E. José Sarney Filho, Ministró de Estado do Medio Ambiente, Brasília
• Carin Mühlen, Coordenador da Câmara Técnica/professor, Medium Paraiba do Sul River Basin Committe – CBH-MPS (Brazil)
• Elisa Nichols, Executive Director, Office of the Great Barrier Reef, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (Australia).
• Ms. Yolanda Lopez-Maldonado, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, PhD student, Mexico
• Ms. Bui Thi Thu Hien, Marine and Coastal Resources Programme Coordinator IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature
• Mr. Phillemon Mahlangu, South African Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS)
• Ms. Lisa Kirkland, project manager for the Jamaica Project, the National Environment and Planning Agency, Jamaica
• Ms. Birgitta Liss Lymer, Programme Manager, Source to Sea Action Platform.