Stockholm International Water Institute / The Resilience Shift / The Rockefeller Foundation

SDG-Paris Agreement: Building a Resilient Future through Water Part 1

Thursday 30 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: NL Auditorium

In 2018, global agendas will focus on water and ecosystems at large. The UN-HLPF will address progress for SDG6 (water, sanitation) and other goals (energy, cities, sustainable consumption and production, ecosystems). The HLPF will present its concluding report and CBD COP14, Ramsar COP13 and UNFCCC COP24 will cover key water issues. UN members eagerly seek the engagement of non-state actors multi-stakeholder groups to support the implementation of these global agendas.

World Water Week has become an agenda setter for annual stocktaking on water-related development goals. It is a pivotal moment when synergies between the global agendas can be identified and acted upon to foster coherent and efficient implementation by convening high-level government representatives, UN and multilateral institutions, civil society, academia, and the private sector.

For three years, SIWI has organized a two-part high-level session to exchange knowledge, enhance partnership and action and take stock on water-related progress of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. This year’s edition is co-sponsored by The Rockefeller Foundation and The Resilience Shift. It will highlight advances in water, science, practice, policy with a view on water resilience as a paradigm for fulfilling our common agenda for sustainable development.

Gold standard events are committed to ensure the gender balance in speakers/panellists and young professional representation in the session.

Programme

09:00     Welcome - Mr. Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute

09:10      Key note message from COP presidency - H.E Tomasz Chruszczow, Special Envoy for Climate Change, The Ministry of Environment, Poland - tbc 

09:20     Key note message – Mr. Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS), Government of India 

9:30     Feedbacks from Global Agendas – Panel discussion moderated by Ms. Maggie White, Senior Manager, International Policy, SIWI 

  • H.E Rafael Pacchiano, Minister Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Mexico-tbc
  • H.E Usmonzoda Usmonali Yunusali, Minister of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan - tbc
  • Ms. Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary General of the Ramsar Wetlands Convention
  • Dr. Giulio Boccaletti, Chief Strategy Officer and Global Managing Director for Water, The Nature Conservancy - tbc
  • Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO -tbc


10:25     Concluding statement - H.E Henk WJ Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of The Netherlands, and Sherpa to the High-Level Panel on Water  

10:30     End of Part 1