Rooms 16, 17
[SS-CF-02] How did conflictual contexts on water issues became an opportunity for sustainable development? And how can we prevent new environmental crises and water conflicts?
The overall objective of this session is to rely on cases and sources of inspiration to identify concrete proposals on building social processes from conflict situations. Minamata disease (Japan) and Itaipu Hydroeletric Dam (Brazil) brings us some examples of good practices and projects that can be highlighted considering the potential cultural, natural and human resources on planning and implementing a large social engagement for sustainable development coming from impacted areas. Proactive cooperation can help resolve conflicts over water and help maintain public health, food security, and social, environmental, and economic stability and it can also help prevent violent conflict over water and help build sustainable peace. The session will expose positive 17 experiences and explore how can these be scaled up?
Citizen's Forum Process Commission
Coord. and Moderator: Marlova Noleto - UNESCO Brasil / FAO
• Tetsuro Yoshimoto – Jimotogaku, Japan
• Takayoshi Kusago - Professor at Kansay University, Japan
• Silvana Vitorassi - Itaipu Binacional, Brazil
• Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Parmarth Niketan Ashram, India.
• Laila Maria Spik Skaltje - Saami Traditional Elder, Sweden