PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 3.b.3 - Promoting good water governance for sustainable energy production

Wednesday - 9:00 - 10:30

THEME

Development

ROOM

Room 22

DESCRIPTION

[OS-TP-27]
Choices and actions around water and energy will impact each other, therefore decisions on policies and investments need to sustain or improve benefits and minimize trade-offs. Unfortunately, in many regions, water use planning and energy production policies are not aligned so infrastructure development and shortage management plans are non-functional during extreme events (e.g. droughts). Current practices must make water provision as energy efficient as possible, and to ensure the impacts of energy production on water and their ecosystems are minimised. The establishment of a supportive enabling environment with financing, policy, planning and regulation is essential for sustainable energy production, and equitable distribution. 
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
"American Water Resources Association - AWRA
National Water Agency - ANA (Brazil)
Natural Heritage Institute (USA)
Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers (France)
Société des Eaux de Marseille

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

• Erik Orsenna, economist, member of the French Academy and Chairman of IFGR, France
• Bruno Collischonn, ANA Brasilia, Brasil
• Betsy Otto, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC, USA
• Alain Meyssonnier, General Manager, Water Supply Company of Marseilles
• Tamsir Ndiaye, Managing Director of SOGEM (Mali –OMVS)
• Brenda O. Bateman, President, AWRA