PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Crisis Management: strategies for River Basins in Americas and Asia-Pacific

Thursday - 9:00 - 10:30

THEME

Governance

ROOM

Room 5

DESCRIPTION

[OS-RP-13]

Extreme hydrologic conditions on vulnerable regions affected by extensive land use or intensive changes due to anthropic activities can be exposed to crises related to water scarcity or floods.
Crises never result from the action of one sole factor and must be tackled on a real-time and integrated basis. 
Global climatic changes, population increase and economic growth tend to reduce the availability of water to supply human needs, as well as increase the susceptibility to floods. 
Crises resolution claim for adaptive strategies, continuous learning. Identification and documentation of lessons, improvements in monitoring the installed conditions and a special decision-making process that considers the regular hearing of all affected stakeholders in a crisis room created for this purpose.
This session intends to discuss strategies and actions to deal with water crises in different places, taking into account experiences, resulting lessons and specific needs.

Coordinator:
Agência Nacional de Águas - Brasil
Ney Maranhão
ney.maranhao@ana.gov.br
 
Painelists:
 
National Water Agency - ANA
Joaquim Gondim
 
United States Bureau of Reclamation - BoR
Brenda Burman
 
Japan Water Agency
Tadashige Kawasaki
 
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