Part I: Building a Resilient Future through Water

Thursday 01 September | 09.00-10.30 | Room: NL Auditorium

Global leaders will highlight possible strategies for delivering on the 2030 Agenda and strengthening climate resilience through wise water management. The event will show ways on how the implementation of the 2030 and climate agendas can be better integrated - with water as a useful connector.

2015 was an eventful year with a number of historical global agreements on sustainable development being agreed, namely the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in September and the Climate Agreement in December. They provide a progressive and clear road map for joint action. These global agreements must now lead to concrete and integrated implementation on the ground. This will require multi-stakeholder collaboration across sectors and boundaries as well as a holistic perspective. The convergence of these processes presents opportunities for strengthened action through resilient development, operationalized at a local and national level. The 2016 World Water Week will build the foundation for a continuous stock taking process, with the aim of ensuring water as part of the solution moving forward.



Part 1: 09:00-10:30

09:00 Welcome and introductory remarks
Mr. Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, SIWI and 
Ms. Karin Lexén, Director World Water Week, International Policy and Prizes, SIWI

09:10 Opening address
HRH Crown Princess Victoria, Swedish SDG Ambassador

09:20  Water in the 2030 Agenda
H.E. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

09:40  Water-for-peace and people's development
H E. Mwai Kibaki former President of the Republic of Kenya, UNESCO Special Envoy for Water (tbc)

09:50  Action Agenda to Build Paris Agreement Momentum
Ms. Ségolène Royal, Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea, France (video link)

10:00  Water in the Global Climate Agenda
H.E. Dr. Hakima El Haite, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment, Morocco

10:10 Achieving coherence in complex global negotiations
Mr. Manuel Pulgar Vidal, COP 20 President and Special adviser to the High Level Panel on Water

10:20   Questions and Discussions

10:30-11:00 Coffee break