Transforming knowledge production and innovation for sustainable water development
For thousands of years humankind has developed knowledge about water, along with technology, organisations and institutions for its management. But today, the world is undergoing large-scale and rapid transformation that could be a potential game changer. Climate variability, shifting hydrological regimes, economic fluctuations and changes in attitudes, beliefs and power structures; all this create stress on our knowledge paradigm. Will this paradigm - mainly developed in the Northern hemisphere - be able to meet new water challenges, for example in developing regions? How can innovation activity and a revitalised knowledge production be promoted? Can local knowledge generated in development and innovation across the globe be harnessed in higher education and research?
In this event we engage with people from academia, knowledge centers, government and business. Through short papers and a highly interactive panel discusssion we wish to stimulate a forward-looking, provocative and engaged discussion on the role of higher education, research and innovation for meeting global water challenges.
16:00 Welcome and Introduction
Göran Finnveden, vice president, KTH
16:10 From preaching to participation: enabling joint learning and stakeholder dialogue
Louise Karlberg, Research Fellow, SEI
16:20 Using local knowledge for meeting global challenges: examples from Ethiopia and Bangladesh.
Prosun Bhattacharya and Gunaratna Kuttuva Rajarao, KTH
16:30 Provocation Panel
Tricky questions about knowledge production and sustainable water development:
James Clarke, Director of Communications, International Water Managament Institute, Sri Lanka
AnnaMaria Oltorp, Head of Research Cooperation, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida
Hrachya Sargsyan, Chief WASH section, UNICEF, Bangladesh
Östen Ekengren, Deputy CEO, Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL
17:10 How can researchers make a bigger impact: a policy perspective. Ingrid Petersson, Director General, FORMAS.
17:25 Final Remarks and Closing of the Workshop. Jakob Granit, Director SEI Stockholm office
Moderator: David Nilsson, KTH
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