PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 5.c.1 - Urban land and water use: can natural systems thrive in unnatural environments?

Wednesday - 11:00 - 12:30

THEME

Ecosystems

ROOM

Room 29

DESCRIPTION

[OS-TP-52] 

Water sensitive city design, incorporating blue and green infrastructure, can play a role in improving water quality and quantity in urban settings. The challenge is integrating biodiversity conservation and ecosystem functions as essential design components in retrofitting existing cities, a task that requires adequate institutional, regulatory and funding frameworks. This session will focus on devising and debating ways to promote ecosystems functions related to water, based on case studies from around the world consistent with SDGs 6 and 11.

MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
"Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
United States Geological Survey (USA)
Central Paraíba River Basin Committee and Fluminense Forum - CBH-MPS (Brazil)
Biodiversity Secretariat / Brazilian Ministry of Environment (Brazil)
Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Université Paris-Est)

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

● Nilo Nascimento
● Brian Hughes, USGS
● Shehdeh Jodeh, An-Najah National University
● Helder Helder de Barros Guimarães, Brazilian Army
● Tadashige Kawasaki
● Talita Silva, UFMG 
● Brigitte Vinçon-Leite, ENPC 
● Tadashige Kawasaki, Network of Asian Rivers Organization 
● Laurence Lupin, Grand Lyon Metropole 
● Dr. Rüstem KELEŞ, SASKİ 
● Brian Hughes
● Mariana Graciosa Pereira