PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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SPECIAL SESSION - Data and tools to faciltate water management and decision making

Wednesday - 14:30 - 16:00

THEME

Capacity

ROOM

Room 36

DESCRIPTION

[SS-TP-06] 

There is still a great deal of uncertainty on the extent of hydrological cycle disruptions and even more on the efficiency of measures to be implemented to face effects of climate changes and other water challenges such as increasing demand for irrigation, industy or drinking water. Or many countries face a lack of reliable data and water information, covering all the fields necessary for identifying the main challenges and proposing non-regret measures in the frame of resilience-driven permanent analysis. In too many situations the level of monitoring is worse and worse for decades…. The consequence for water and adaptation to climate change  and other chalenges is clear: you can’t manage what you don’t measure. There is an urgent need to create or strengthen water information systems at all appropriate levels to allow modeling and forecasting of situations and evolutions and follow- up the measures taken. The session will set effective options and vanguard experiences in the adaptation field, scaling up data production and information for decision making facilitating efficient and adaptive water management.
This session will present cases and bring experts that have been working with different ways of addressing adaptation and its decision-making processes. Interesting points include means to identify no-regret measures, intelligent data management, communication for adaptation and, resilience-driven analysis under the context of uncertainty. The expected outcome is a clear setting of effective options and vanguard experiences in the adaptation field, scaling up adaptive water management systems. 

Session Participants:

Jean-François Donzier
Robert Argent
Alcocer Yamanaka
Blanca Jimenez-Cisneros
Sonja Koeppel
William Young
Eric Mino
Callum Clench
Paul Haener