PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 1.a.1 - Uncertainty, vulnerabilities and resilience

Monday - 16:30 - 18:00

THEME

Climate

ROOM

Room 30

DESCRIPTION

[OS-TP-01] 

Disaster risk reduction and building resilience  are  among  the  themes chosen by the Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio + 20. On July 2014, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) released the Human Development Report 2014, the title of  which is  self-explanatory: “Sustaining  Human Progress:  Reducing Vulnerabilities and Reinforcing Resilience”. This session aims to discuss adaptation to climate change in a context of uncertainty, as a strategy to reduce local vulnerability and to form processes of transition to more sustainable states of social and environmental resilience.

MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP

Global Water Partnership - GWP (Switzerland)
National Center for Natural Disaster Monitoring and Alert - Cemaden (Brazil)
University of Minho, Centre of Studies on Geography and Spatial Planning – CEGOT  (Portugal)
SEWA - Self Employed Women's Association (India)
Department of water and Sanitation (South Africa)

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

● John Matthews, Coordinator Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
●Johannes Cullmann, Director, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
● Claudia Sadoff, Director General International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
● Bharti Bhavsar (SEWA, India) with Water Youth Network (WYN) participation
● Osward Chanda or David Hebart (African Development Bank (AfDB) / African Water Facility)
●Frederik Pischke (GWP)