PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Communication strategies for adaptation of vulnerable urban and rural communities to Climate Change

Wednesday - 9:00 - 10:30

THEME

Thematic Process , Citizens' Forum

ROOM

Room 34

DESCRIPTION

[SS-J-CF+TP 02] Uncertainty, vulnerabilities and resilience 

Main victims of global warming’ consequences are those who less has contributed to the GHG high concentrations in the atmosphere. As we know, they had always been outsiders of historical development process. Within poor countries or in rich countries’ poorest areas, rural and urban communities have no means to defend themselves from climate extreme events and neither adapt their territories to the new climate conditions.
It is worldwide communities’ duty to help them to understand the phenomenon and its further consequences, as well as look for new and safe ways of living, with dignity, in their vulnerable territories. This session will explore the issue of communication for adaptation processes.

​Panel intends to emphasize the urgent need to build a path to a new model of development, a new paradigm. A systemic design to link and integrate politics of water, climate change, economic development, health, jobs, and global and local environment integrated social and environmental policies. 


As we know well, rich countries, and even rich communities in poor countries, are able to adapt to climate changes, to restore and conserve environmental resources, especially water sources. To protect vulnerable communities we need to provide knowledge about global warming consequences, integrating well-known successful technologies and, at the same time, inspire and support local adaptation initiatives. 
Therefore, Panel’s target is to put together science and activism pro communities, to start a global network of activist and scholars to debate and collaborate on participatory methodologies and communication tools capable to spread Climate Change Adaptation Technologies and Knowledge throughout vulnerable communities.
Each panel member should present successful experiences of facing challenges of global warming, as floods, water scarcity; soil erosion; extreme weather and point alternatives to share worldwide these experiences.

​Panel –
Miriam Duailibi – environmental educator, journalist, Ecoar Institute for Citizenship’ president. 
Allan Yu Iwama – scholar; researcher ion climate change adaptation projects on IBICT, EMBRAPA, CEMADEN.
Patricia Ellie Perkins – York University -Faculty of Environmental Studies’ Professor -– Canada.
Oscar Rivas – architect; activist; coordinator Sobrevivencia- Friends of the Earth Paraguay; former Environment Paraguay Prime Minister

​Coordinator: Miriam Duailibi