and National Water Commission, Mexico
; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; International Water Association; Latin-American Network for Basin Organizations - International Network of Basin Organizations; Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development; The Nature Conservancy; UNESCO International Hydrological Programme; World Bank and World Meteorological Organization
Water security is a condition whereby there is reliable availability of water resources –in both quality and quantity– to sustain the health and livelihoods of populations, to foster an inclusive socio-economic development, to preserve ecosystem services and, more broadly, to achieve sustainable development. Water security also means that water related risks are managed to the point of being socially acceptable.
As such a polity’s capacity for water security increasingly depends on a range of societal forces that if coordinated, to enable cooperation and synergies, can help to attain it in a timely and efficient manner.
This seminar will explore the notion of water security from different, but complementary angles of water resources management. It will bring to the fore the experience of several organisations working in the pursuit of water security across the Latin American and Caribbean Region. The session will highlight the need for greater cooperation and will seek to reinforce existing partnerships to support water security in the Region.
09:00 Opening and Welcome. Hon. Mr. Jorge Lomonaco, Ambassador of Mexico in Sweden. PISAPyS Award
09:10 Introduction. Mr. Roberto Olivares, ANEAS
Water Resources Management for Water Security
09:25 Green Growth and the Water Security Nexus. Dr. Aziza Akhmouch, OECD
09:35 IWRM and the Pursuit of Water Security. Ms. Florence Pintus, INBO
Water Services Management and Cities’ Water Security
09:50 Integrated Management of the Urban Water Cycle. Mr. Ger Bergkamp, IWA
10:00 MDG's post 2015 and the Human Right to Water. Dr. Blanca Jimenez-Cisneros, UNESCO-IHP
10:15 Panel Discussion
Facilitator: Mr. Roberto Olivares, ANEAS
10:40 Coffee Break
Water Security Responses to Extreme Weather Events
11:00 Prevention, Response and Mitigation of Damages from Extreme Weather Events. Mr. Bruce Stewart, WMO
11:10 Investments in Water Security. Dr. Diego Rodriguez, WB
Water Security a Precondition for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability
11:25 The Water, Food and Energy Nexus. FAO
11:35 Water Security and the Conservation of Nature. National Water Agency of Peru, Peru
11:50 Panel Discussion
Facilitator: Dr. Vidal Garza, FEMSA Foundation
12:15 Closing and Final Reflections: Fostering Partnerships for Regional Cooperation on Water Security. CONAGUA and ANEAS
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