World Water Week
2016 World Water Week Programme
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Plastic soup and dead zones: Source prevention for cleaner seas
This event will present experiences and innovative approaches of source prevention to reduce marine pollution and litter, discuss opportunities and challenges to improve fresh- coastal and marine water quality as part of SDG implementation and identify how the international community can support such efforts.
The Freshwater Health Index: participate in a mini assesment
Sunday 16:00 - 16:45
Small groups will be guided through the Freshwater Health Index assessment process. Participants will be assigned a role representing a decision maker or stakeholder group involved water resource management and governance. Participants will review a baseline assessment, future scenarios, and then negotiate priorities for safeguarding and restoring their watersheds.
The Colorado River Basin Study: Collaborative Solutions to Water Sustainability
Monday 15:00 - 15:45
Reclamation will showcase its innovative WaterSMART Basin Studies Program, highlighting the program in the Colorado River Basin, including a discussion on cost-sharing with non-Federal partners, projecting future supply and demand by river basin, managing a transboundary watershed, and conducting a trade-off analysis of various adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Experience different perspectives on the urban water-energy-waste nexus!
In this interactive group work participants are invited to take the perspective of different nexus stakeholders and discuss crucial technological, socio-cultural, environmental and political factors for the water-energy-waste systems of urban settings. In vital discussions and by presenting their results, the participants will identify barriers of sustainable urban transformation.
Valuing Water - towards common principles and political enthusiasm
Valuing water is about making the various social, environmental and economic values of water explicit, to create a common language amongst water users in different sectors and places for improved decision making. This High Level Panel on Water workshop will discuss the complexities in light of reducing and reusing water.
Bioenergy, water and SDG implementation: Experiences and linkages
The event addresses positive bioenergy and water linkages. Concrete examples will be presented and discussed and experiences will be shared from activities adressing SDGs implementation and bioenergy/water, with a focus on policies and tools to realize synergies between sustainable bioenergy implementation and sustainable water resource management.
Implementing Integrated Urban Water Management: training tools and applied examples
The event will present the key principles of employing an IUWM framework for the review and prioritization of integrated water interventions in developing country cities, including resource recovery and reuse. It will introduce participants to the recently developed IUWM Training Package and have practitioners discuss its usefulness and applicability.
NDC Explorer: Water in 163 Climate Plans and Selected Cases
Thursday 14:00 - 14:45
The event explores the role of water in 163 national climate action plans submitted to the UNFCCC and their potential contributions to simultaneously achieving SDG 6 and SDG 13 at global level as well as experiences with increasing coherence between climate and water agendas in Sweden, Kenya and Morocco.
Sustainable Water Partnership: Delivering Stability and Benefits through Water Security
Water security has emerged as a core social and economic development area over the last five years. This session will present a new stakeholder driven water security planning and decision process developed by the Sustainable Waters Partnership and USAID.