Rooms 16, 17
[SS-CF-3] SPECIAL SESSION - This session will analyze the political and institutional context for managing basin committees and watershed organisms as a participatory approach to water management. There will be considered three main dimensions in the discussion: a) influencing public policy for implementing and maintaining basin organisms, b) representation of citizens in the committees and c) effectiveness of the society participation as a multi-stakeholder management forum.
PROGRAM Coord.: and Moderator: Lupércio Ziroldo Antônio (Brazil) and Donzier (France)
Panelists: 1. Ms. Charafat Afailal - Minister Delegate for Water to the Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and the Environment, Kingdom of Morocco 2. Ms. Belinda C. Constant, Mayor of Gretna, Louisiana, Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative -MRCTI (USA) 3. Ms. Aziza Akhmouch, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 4. Mr. Paulo Lopes Varella, President, Federal Basin Committee, Former Director of the National Water Agency of Brazil (ANA) 5. Mr. Manuel Gómez Melchor - Mexico River Basin Council Manager, CONAGUA 6. Mr. Hamed Diane Semega - Senegal High Commissioner, Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS). Mr. Pavel Punčochář - Director General, Water Section Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Czech Republic 2nd Part 1. Marie-France Toule, Basin Committee Martinique Islands (Caribbean) 2. Patrick Lecante, President, Guyana Basin Committee 3. Mr. Thierry Burlot, President, Basin Committee Loire-Brittany, France 4. Adriana Pectu, State Secretary Ministry of Water and Forests, Romania 5. Judith Enaw, CICOS, UK 6. Roberto Olivares, President of LANBO & President of Basin Mexico
7. Walter Mazzitti, Ministry of Environment Italy & EMWIS