PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 8.b.2 - Preparing policies that release the S&T potential to (better) solve the water crisis

Tuesday - 16:30 - 18:00

THEME

Capacity

ROOM

Room 24

DESCRIPTION

[OS-TP-80]

How can S&T find in policy the best ally for innovation? Solving water issues requires S&T to scale up solutions that address short and long-term needs. Policies that foster such solutions require better understanding of their impacts over S&T developments. This session explores capacity needs in the S&T and Policy communities to provide faster and innovative solutions suitable for applications from small to large corporates, and from pilot to full scale applications, while improving public and private sector collaboration. A presentation on how policies address S&T development opens the session, followed by case studies illustrating how policies can accelerate innovations.
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and
Communications (Brazil)
WssTP - European Water Technology Platform
Middle-East Desalination Research Center (Oman)
Portuguese Environment Agency (Portugal)

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

• Asma Bachikh, Member of the  Citizen’s Forum Process (Morocco)
• Catherine LAGARDE, Eaux De Marseille (France)
• Eric Tardieu, Director General of the International Office for Water, OIEAU-SEMIDE/EMWIS (France)
• Hugo Pacheco, Director of ERSARA Azores, member of IWA of regulatory authorities and member of the European Network of Water Regulators (Portugal)
• João Costal – Compta Brazil CEO (Brazil)
• Joaquim Pinto da Costa 
• Dr. Jauad El Kharraz