Learning from Asia transboundary water-related dialogues

Wednesday 26 August | 11.00-12.30 | Room: FH 307

The main objective of the session is to discuss how the various approaches and processes related to transboundary water consultation and dialogue have come so far, identify the challenges, gaps and proposing ways to tackle these obstacles. Event Objectives: Approaches and processes related to transboundary water consultation and dialogue for multi-stakeholders shared and challenges, gaps and ways to tackle these obstacles proposed. Key messages: Fair, effective and sustainable water management requires a multi-stakeholder, negotiated approach. Noting the current deficiencies in infrastructure development consultative processes a number of development partners and institutions have designed projects or programmes to address the issues. Event summary: Examine contemporary transboundary water-related dialogues/MSPs from across Asia to identify successes, challenges and niches in contributing to improved transboundary water governance. Moderator: SIWI 1) Introduction to a selection of Asia transboundary water-related dialogues (Dipak Gyawali, Director, Nepal Water Conservation Foundation) 2) South Asia (Ganesh Pangare, Director for Asia, IWA) 3) Southeast Asia (Nathanial Matthews, Global Research Coordinator?CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems) 4) A donor discusses its strategy for Asia and reflects on the approaches taken in the context of other donors and international engagement (Rachel Jolly, First Secretary, DFAT, Australia)

Programme

Learning from Asia transboundary water-related dialogues  (Session ID 5120) The main objective of the session is to discuss how the various approaches and processes related to transboundary water consultation and dialogue have come so far, identify the challenges, gaps and proposing ways to tackle these obstacles.   The session will be co-convened by the Australian Government, SIWI and IWMI Event Objectives and Expected Outcomes:  Approaches and processes related to transboundary water consultation and dialogue for multi-stakeholders shared and challenges, gaps and ways to tackle these obstacles proposed. Key messages:  Fair, effective and sustainable water management requires a multi-stakeholder, negotiated approach.  Noting the current deficiencies in infrastructure development consultative processes a number of development partners and institutions have designed projects or programmes to address the issues. Negotiation processes and the skills to design, facilitate and participate in multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) are critical to improving water management, particularly at the transboundary level. Event summary:  Examine contemporary transboundary water-related dialogues/MSPs from across Asia to identify successes, challenges and niches in contributing to improved transboundary water governance.   Schedule Moderator: SIWI 1) Introduction to a selection of Asia transboundary water-related dialogues (Dipak Gyawali, Director, Nepal Water Conservation Foundation) 2)    South Asia (Ganesh Pangare, Director for Asia, IWA) 3)    Southeast Asia (Nathanial Matthews, Global Research Coordinator?CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems) 4)    A donor discusses its strategy for Asia and reflects on the approaches taken in the context of other donors and international engagement (Rachel Jolly, First Secretary, DFAT, Australia) Q&A woven throughout   All speakers propose ways to improve on current efforts Active moderation from the outset, switching between catalytic panelists and floor