PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 1.b.1 - How climate change affects all the different water users: The need for cross-sectoral approaches for adaptation

Tuesday - 14:30 - 16:00

THEME

Climate

ROOM

Room 30

DESCRIPTION

[OS-TP-04]

DESCRIPTION

The session aims to promote an integrated vision through the main actors affected by climate variability and its implications on water management. A cross-sectoral approach aims to bring together the many human demands and activities depending on the management of hydrological systems under a common adaptation strategy. The session will address different levels of actions, tackling the shortcomings towards an integrated distribution of surface and underground water resources and environment towards adaptive and resilient systems. Discussions may include speakers from different sectors (national and local authorities, water utilities, business, farmers, communities, NGOs…) presenting practices and challenges they have been making and facing to deal with this new integrated paradigm.
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
BAFWAC – Business Alliance of Water and Climate, World Business Council for Sustainable Development - WBCSD
National Confederation of Industry (Brazil)
Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers (France)
Department of Water and Sanitation (South Africa)
Inter-American Development Bank - IDB

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

● Jason Morrison, President, Pacific Institute; Head of CEO Water Mandate

● Astrid Hillers, Senior Environmental Specialist, International Waters team of the GEF Secretariat

● Orlaith Delargy, Manager of Water Security, CDP

● Luiz Carlos Xavier, Braskem (climate risk prevention and the management of water resources in Brazil)

● Mauro Nalesso, IDB (regional level climate change adaptation: IDB case study with the  Bolivian MMAyA)

● Denis Penouel, Deputy General Director, SIAAP (Paris public wastewater service)

● Marlos De Souza, Secretary- Water Platform, FAO (agricultural perspective)

● Erik Orsenna, President, IAGF-IFGR (river basin level collaboration)

● Javed Ali, Master’s Student, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education