Water resources are under increasing pressure due to unprecedented population growth, a changing climate, rapid urbanization, expansion of infrastructure, migration, land conversion and pollution. These global changes are impacting the flows and stores of water – from rapidly melting glaciers to the decline of groundwater due to overexploitation. Despite the increasing threat to water resources and the resulting impact on energy production, there are innovative approaches to improve resilience including low energy systems, energy production from wastewater (biogas) and water distribution networks (microturbines), generating energy through decentralised systems including geothermal energy, as well as improving watershed management for energy generation.
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
SUEZ Group (France)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - Global
Itaipu Binacional (Brazil/Paraguay)
Water and development Foundation, Sudanese National NGO, tbc
• Federico Vallé. Energy Responsible Canal Isabel II
• Diane dÁrras. IWA President
• Jean-Hugues Hermant. Sustainable development department Veolia
• Patricia Mejías: Programme Officer, Land and Water Division at FAO.
• James Spalding. Managing Director Paraguay. Itaipu
• Tagelsir Moahmed Gasmelseid. Water and development Foundation, Sudanese National NGO