The session will discuss the interaction between the decision-making process and the necessity of benefit-sharing partnerships that promote the convergence of decisions towards common goals. The role of citizen science is highlighted as an important driver in hydro-climatic data collection and validation. Water information network systems and accessible, innovative technologies have the potential to be developed further in support of SDG implementation. The session will present best practices to empower and inform the public as way to strengthen the triangular interface of academia, the public and government.
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
"World Meteorological Organization (Switzerland)
Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
National Water Agency - ANA (Brazil)
GIWEH - Global Institute for Water (Switzerland)
American Society of Civil Engineering – ASCE (USA)
● Frederik Pischke, Global Water Partnership
● Nestlé/SDC project Viet Nam (Carlo Galli)
● Imperial College London (Jonathan Paul)
● CEMADEN National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters – Brazil (Dr. Regina Alvalá)
● IPAM Amazônia (André Guimarães) - Project “Our Water” (Projeto “Nossa Água”).
● Dr. Tobias Schmitz, GIWEH