PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 5.d.1 - Understanding Water Quality from Ridge to Reef

Wednesday - 9:00 - 10:30

THEME

Ecosystems

ROOM

Room 25

DESCRIPTION

[OS-TP-55] 

Water of adequate quality is an increasingly scarce resource.  Understanding the quality and use of water resources is essential for its better management.  The complexity of assessing water quality is increasing with emerging pollutants and multiple diffuse sources that are difficult to identify/manage.  Showcasing several case studies, including small island states, this session examines examples of how data can be used to build more robust integrated water resource management models, and the importance of sharing this information.  This also includes understanding the competing uses of water, the dominant sources of pollution, and who pays and benefits from pollution abatement.

MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
"GEMS Water / UNEP
World Bank
SOS Mata Atlântica Foundation (Brazil)
National Water Research Center (Egypt)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES (Japan), tbc

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

● Hartwig Kremer (GEMS/Water, UN Environment)
● Marianela Fader (International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change, UNESCO, Germany )
● Junichi Tanoue (Shiga Prefectural Government, Japan)
● Carin von Mühlen (Paraíba do Sul / UERJ Hydrographic Basin Committee, Brazil)
● Henrique M. Leite Chaves (University of Brasilia, Brazil, confirmed)
● Maria Luisa Taborda B Ribeiro  (SOS Mata Atlântica Foundation, Brazil)
● Pascal Jean LOPEZ (Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, France, confirmed)
● Hannah Leckie (OECD, France)
● Tetsuo Kuyama (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan, confirmed)
● Ahmad Khater (NWRC, Egypt)