PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 1.a.3 - Addressing hydro-climatic risk of vulnerable communities on a sub-national level.

Tuesday - 11:00 - 12:30

THEME

Climate

ROOM

Room 30

DESCRIPTION

[OS-TP-03]

DESCRIPTION

Whilst impacts of climate change and its influence on increasing hydro-climatic risks are primarily experienced at local and regional levels, existing policies and disaster risk reduction implementation strategies are often created without the adequate involvement of local communities. Hence, this session aims to facilitate a dialogue between different stakeholders about the realities and challenges of hydro-climatic risk management models and a need for inclusive, ‘bottom-up’ participatory action with local communities at every step of the process. Through presenting successful community-based initiatives and innovative arrangements, this session will contribute to community resilience and demand-driven disaster risk reduction approaches that deliver sustainable solutions.
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
Sustainable Amazonas Foundation - FAS (Brazil)
Water Youth Network (Netherlands)
The Butterfly Effect
Environment and Sustainable Development Secretariat (Rio Grande do Sul) /Regions Adapt (Brazil)
Engineering Research Center on Flood Defence and Drought Relief (China)

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

● Virgílio Viana, Sustainable Amazonas Foundation

● Zhang Xiaolei,  (Research Center on Flood and Drought Disaster Reduction (CDR) from China)

● Rodrigo Brito ,  (Coca-Cola Institute)

● Sophie Nguyen Khoa ,  (Helvetas Swiss / Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) - Senior Advisor Water Security

● Ana Maria Pellini ( Secretariat for the Environment and Sustainable Development of Rio Grande do Sul State Government) 

● Joan França ( RegionsAdapt Initiative)

● Olivier Crespi Reghizzi ,  (French Agency for Development)

  • Robert Sakic Trogrlic , (Water Youth Network)