Building Climate Resilience in Urban Water Supply and Sanitation

Thursday 01 September | 16.00-17.30 | Room: FH 307

The Paris COP 21 meeting opened up a global discussion on water and climate change, but more analysis is needed on the ramifications for WSS service provision and how to accelerate the implementation of climate resilient practices.  This session will provide an important next step for framing the sector dialogue around climate resilience in WSS service delivery facing different climate change scenarios.


16:00 Introduction to the session

16:05 Understanding the elements for implementing climate resilient practices and the importance of robust decision-making

Glenn Pearce-Oroz, World Bank

16:15 Three examples of strategies for addressing climate risks

The case of Windhoek, Namibia

Pierre van Rensburg, Department of Water of the City of Windhoek

Second case (TBC)

The case of Seattle, USA

Paul Fleming, Seattle Public Utilities

17:00 Panel of sector stakeholders
Development partner

Guy Howard, DFID

Utility manager (TBC)

International NGO

Louise Whiting, WaterAID

17:15 Plenary discussion

17:25 Round-up and closing thoughts