The Nature Conservancy
International Union for Conservation of Nature; International Water Association; Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company and SABMiller
Concerns about water are growing. Pressures on water availability & quality come from multiple directions: agriculture is the single largest consumer of water worldwide & rapidly growing urban populations require safe, clean drinking water & adequate sanitation, as well as more food. Expected impacts of climate change on water resources increase the urgency of finding new ways to balance urban & rural needs in a sustainable way that also ensures the continued health of our vital freshwater systems.
The Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions is examining how engineered & nature-based water infrastructure & technology are currently being used & can be made more functional & sustainable to secure water, food production & energy generation while balancing economic, environmental & social issues.
In this session, urban & rural stakeholders will share stories of collaboration that highlight the possibilities to bridge divides across agriculture, ecosystems, energy, industry & cities so best management & infrastructure principles are applied for a water secure future.
14:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks : Balancing Multiple Objectives across the Energy-Food-Water Nexus and across the Rural to Urban Interface. Dr. Giulio Boccaletti, TNC
14:15 Introduction of speakers and partnership example presentations, Kari Vigerstol, TNC
Presentation of partnership examples
14:18 Partnership example #1: The Power of Partnerships, Damian Crilly, IWA
14:30 Partnership example #2: Conserving Rural Watersheds to Safeguard Water Security for Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. Philip Gichuki, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, Kenya
14:42 Partnership example #3: Private Sector Collaboration on Water Stewardship: A Value Chain Approach. Mr. Alexandre Le Vernoy, SABMiller, UK
14:54 Q & A with audience, moderated by Kari Vigerstol.
15:20 Small Group Discussion
15:50 Coffee Break
16:10 Report-back in plenary
16:30 Moderated panel discussion. Moderator: Mr. Giulio Boccaletti, TNC.
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