Building Climate Resilience in Urban Water Supply and Sanitation

The Paris COP 21 meeting opened up a global discussion on water and climate change, but more analysis is needed on the ramifications for WSS service provision and how to accelerate the implementation of climate resilient practices.  This session will provide an important next step for framing the sector dialogue around climate resilience in WSS service delivery facing different climate change scenarios.

16:00 Introduction to the session


16:05 Understanding the elements for implementing climate resilient practices and the importance of robust decision-making

Glenn Pearce-Oroz, World Bank


16:15 Three examples of strategies for addressing climate risks


The case of Windhoek, Namibia

Pierre van Rensburg, Department of Water of the City of Windhoek


Second case (TBC)


The case of Seattle, USA

Paul Fleming, Seattle Public Utilities


17:00 Panel of sector stakeholders
Development partner

Guy Howard, DFID

Utility manager (TBC)


International NGO

Louise Whiting, WaterAID


17:15 Plenary discussion


17:25 Round-up and closing thoughts

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Antananarivo, Madagascar photo credit: World Bank
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