PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 4.a.2 - Connecting Cities with their Basins for a Water Secure Future

Tuesday - 9:00 - 10:30

THEME

Urban

ROOM

Room 27

DESCRIPTION

[OS-TP-38]

DESCRIPTION

Water Security for Cities depends on their use of the river basin as a planning unit. This requires cooperation between stakeholders across the basin, implementing programs to reduce vulnerability and risks upstream and downstream. Cities can play a leadership role in driving investments in their watershed combined with urban projects that protect and recover water resources, through integrating urban drainage, sewage infrastructure, reestablishing vegetation coverage and water sensitive design in the urbanization of surrounding settlements. All these measures – adding up to progressive improvements – can increase water security and become key risk prevention strategies to address water quality, water scarcity and extreme events such as floods and droughts.
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
IWA - International Water Association
Public Ministry of Ceará State (Brazil)
National Water Agency - ANA (Brazil)
African Network of Basin Organisations – ANBO

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

● Katharine Cross, IWA

● Sérgio Rodrigues Ayrimoraes Soares, Superintendent, Water Resources Planning Superintendence National Water Agency – ANA/Brazil

● H.E. Mr. Watt Botkosal,  Cambodia National Mekong Committee;  GWP South East Asia

● Laurent Pacoud, Regional water and sanitation expert for AFD in Latin America

● Mr Carlos Gonzalez, Petrobras

● Eng. Nahason Muguna,  Managing Director, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Ltd

● Chris Severin, Global Environment Facility

● Alexandros Makarigakis, UNESCO

● Aicha JAIRY, SIAAP, the Greater Paris Sanitation Authority

● Carlos Perdigão, ANA