Stockholm International Water Institute / International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis / Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development / United Nations Environment

Opportunities and limits to water pollution regulations: Session III

Sunday 27 August | 16.00-17.30 |<span class="modelPlaceRoom"><strong>Room:</strong>FH 300</span>
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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.

Programme

16:00 Introduction
Moderator: Dipak Gyawali, NAST

16:05 Keynote
Simon Buckle, OECD 

16:15 Keynote
Habib El Habr, UNEP 

 16:25 Bus stop interaction
Birguy Lamizana, UNEP 

 16:55 Concluding Panel
Michael Thompson, IIASA, Alistair Boxall, University of York, Simon Buckle, OECD, and Habib El Habr, UNEP 

17:25 Concluding remarks
Madison Condon, Columbia University 

17:30 Close of session