Can integrated solutions to water management challenges that consider the right mix of natural and integrated systems help to avoid conflicts between users and facilitate cooperation in the long-term? Although primarily targeted at improving the economic, social and environmental benefits of water resources management, considering and understanding the multiple co-benefits (including building resilience) or threats in a holistic approach, remains a challenge. Traditional knowledge from indigenous peoples and local communities can also help support a cooperative long-term sustainable approach. Appropriate governance structures that foster stakeholder participation will be examined.
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
Inter-American Development Bank - IDB
Palestinian Water Authority (Palestine)
World Water Assessment Programme – WWAP (UNESCO)
Ministry of National Integration (Brazil)
● Elena Lopez Gunn (NAIAD)
● Denis Desille, AFD - Agence Française de Développement
● Malak Issa, Palestinian Water Authority
● Tom Crisman, University of South Florida, or Raul Munoz, IADB.
● Ivan Luchich, National Superintendency for Water and Sanitation, Peru, (tbc)