PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Session 5.a.1 - Balancing water needs for humans and nature

Monday - 16:30 - 18:00

THEME

Ecosystems

ROOM

Room 29

DESCRIPTION

[OS-TP-46] 
Balancing the water needs for humans and nature poses a major challenge for society, requiring improvements in water use efficiency, and the recognition that environment has its own legitimate water needs. Restoration of hydrological connectivity and the identification and provision of environmental flows for river and wetland systems are fundamentally important to protect aquatic biodiversity and to maintain healthy ecosystems capable of providing sustainable services. This session will examine how water needs for the environment are being recognized in water planning, and provide success case studies in this perspective, showing multiple benefits collected and the approach of Nature Based Solutions.

MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP

Australian Water Partnership (Australia)
Natural Water Retention Measures Consortium
Biodiversity Secretariat/ Brazilian Ministry of The Environment (Brazil)
National Institute of Water (Argentina)
University of São Paulo (Brazil)

SESSION PARTICIPANTS

● Prof Nick Schofield (Australian Water Partnership)
● Carl Binning, Murray-Darling Basin Authority 
● Eugenio Barrios, World Wildlife Fund 
● Patricia Blanc, Seine Normandy Basin Committee 
● Carl Binning, Murray-Darling Basin Authority 
● Eugenio Barios, World Wildlife Fund 
● Patricia Blanc, Seine Normandy Basin Committee 
● Jovanka Ignjatovic, Regional Environmental Center 
● Stuart Bunn, Australian Rivers Institute