How can water resource and land management effectively contribute to climate mitigation and the uptake of measures be accelerated to achieve global targets by 2030? There are opportunities to reduce carbon emissions through different sectors and orders of magnitude within a watershed such as water reuse in agricultural production, using water quality fit-for-purpose for landscaping, green infrastructure and sustainable approaches to capture rainfall in aquifers, ponds and wetlands. Also, larger scale approaches using water in renewable energy production (e.g. hydropower, biofuel crops) exist, although these need to consider the value chain of energy production to account for a positive carbon balance.
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
EMBRAPA - Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Brazil)
Fundación Avina (Brazil)
National Water Research Center (Egypt)
American Society of Civil Engineering – ASCE (USA)
● Yongdeok Cho (Executive Director of AWC)
● David Watkins