PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 5.b.1 - Wastewater management and multiple benefits arising from nature-based solutions

Tuesday - 14:30 - 16:00

THEME

Ecosystems

ROOM

Room 29

DESCRIPTION

[OS-TP-49]

DESCRIPTION

The session will focus on the complimentary roles that nature-based and engineered solutions can play in reducing pollution, removing contaminants, re-using (waste) water and recovering useful by-products (nutrients, metals and energy), recognizing that the best blend of solutions depends on local conditions (bio-physical, social and economic). Tools and instruments supporting innovative approaches to wastewater management and multiple benefits arising from nature-based solutions will be discussed. As highlighted by the UN Word Water Development Report 2017 "In a world where demands for freshwater are ever growing, and where limited water resources are increasingly stressed by over-abstraction, pollution and climate change, neglecting the opportunities arising from improved wastewater management is nothing less than unthinkable in the context of a circular economy".
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
Inter-American Development Bank - IDB
United Nations Industrial Development Organization - UNIDO
Coastal Research Institute - CoRI (Egypt)
Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Paraíba – IFPB Princesa Isabel (Brazil), tbc

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

● David Wilk, Climate Change Lead Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank

● Todd Garner/Suzanne Ozment, World Resources Institute, Natural Infrastructure for Water Team (USA)

● Markus Lechner, WEcoSan Club OG (Austria)

● Irene Altafin, Consultant (Brazil) (TBC)

● Antonio Henrique Pereira, EMATER-MG (Brazil) (TBC)

● Armando Rivas Hernandez, Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua (IMTA), (México) (TBC)