Effective catchment/watershed management requires complex, multi-dimensional adaptive management. Actions delivering positive outcomes in one area or sector can have unintended environmental social and economic consequences at catchment level. Similarly, policy prescriptions with narrowly defined benefits can result in wasted time, money and resources, and heightened community frustration. This session will be a workshop on managing competing pressures to achieve SDGs 2, 6, 11 and 15, using catchment management case studies. Issues will include managing tensions between cities, agriculture, conservation and development; information, communication and funding for ecosystems and water conservation; and, economic incentives and legislation.
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
"Secretariat of State for Territorial Management and Housing – SEGETH, Brasília Government (Brazil)
Source 2 Sea Platform
Dairy Australia (Australia)
Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
● Marina Silva – Environmental activist.
● Bruno Avila Eça de Matos, SEGETH, Brazil;
● Claire Miller, Dairy Australia, Australia
● Prof. Carsten Lorz, Germany
• Eduardo Mansur (director of land and water division – FAO) or Olcay Unver deputy director
● Kristine Smith The Yakima Integrated Plan, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior, USA
● Maria Teresa Vargas, Natura Bolivia Foundation, Bolivia