Opportunities and limits to water pollution regulations: Session III

Convenor(s):
Stockholm International Water Institute
Co-convenor(s):
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and United Nations Environment Programme

Managing water pollution, from source-to-sea, is a challenge requiring regulatory, economic and voluntary practices. These approaches have strengths and limits. Decision-makers face complex questions: How much pollution is acceptable and affordable without hindering sustainable growth? What policy responses reduce pollution at lowest cost to society? How can emerging contaminants with uncertain consequences be managed? Join us to debate these issues and more over three sessions.

 

Session III: A Holistic view to pollution management from source-to-sea. Around 80 percent of ocean pollution comes from land-based activities. Coordinated action is required to manage all sources of pollution within catchments and across sub-national jurisdictions and countries. Achieving water quality objectives requires policy alignment across sectors (infrastructure, agriculture, urban planning, climate) at different scales.

 

Session III: A holistic view to pollution management from source-to-sea

 

 

16:00 - 16:05      Introduction and Moderator
                           Dr. Dipak Gyawali, Nepal Academy of Science and
                           Technology

 

16:05 - 16:15      Keynote
                           Dr. Simon Buckle, Head of Climate Change,
                           Biodiversity and Water Division, OECD

 

16:15 - 16:25      Keynote
                           Dr. Habib El Habr, Coordinator of the Global
                           Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine
                           Environment from Land Based Activities, UNEP

 

16:25 - 16:55     Bus stop interaction
                          led by Dr. Birguy Lamizana, Programme Officer, UNEP

 

16:55 - 17:25     Concluding Panel
                           Prof. Bruce Beck, University of Georgia, Founder and
                           Director of Cities as Forces for Good Network
                           Dr. Michael Thompson, Senior Research Scholar, Risk
                           and Resilience Risk, IIASA
                           Prof. Alistair Boxall, University of York
                           Dr. Simon Buckle, Head of Climate Change,
                           Biodiversity and Water Division, OECD
                           Dr. Habib El Habr, Coordinator of the Global
                           Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine
                           Environment from Land Based Activities, UNEP

 

17:25 - 17:30     Concluding remarks
                          Dr. Madison Condon, Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
                          Earth Institute, Columbia University

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