PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Water as a force for wellbeing in the Americas – how we can transform water and sanitation services into effective and sustainable economic development

Monday - 16:30 - 18:00

THEME

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ROOM

Rooms 9, 10

DESCRIPTION

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The role of water in the economy and its contribution to the wellbeing of people depends on a set of economic, social and geographical factors, many external to water management, and on the way in which institutions respond to the characteristics of the water resource and its development. The regional process of the Americas towards the 8th Forum has engaged with governments, civil society, the academia and the private sector to identify the main issues challenging water management in its countries. This session will open the discussions for the Americas and will discuss those aspects considered as key for the region, focusing on the access of the population to quality water and sanitation services; the development model based on the exploitation of natural resources and the water-food-energy nexus; the needed protection of water resources and the fact the region is extremely vulnerable to extreme weather events.

Coordinator:
Inter-American Development Bank
Celia Bedoya del Olmo

Independent Consultant - Fernando Reyna
Cepal - Viviana Sanhueza
INCAE - Ronald Arce
Independent Consultant - Victor Pochat
Universidad de Los Andes - Juan Saldarriaga
University of Miami - Maria Donoso
University of West Indies - James Fletcher
Inter-american Development Bank - Sergio Campos
Independent Consultants - Miguel Solanes and Humberto Pena