Water Security Webinar « Global Water Security post Covid-19: Actions for SDG Agenda 2030»
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With Covid-19 outbreak in 2020, countries and regions are facing increasing and emerging water security challenges. The process of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been affected.  As water is essential for all aspects of life, economic activities and ecosystems, understanding more about the new dimensions of water security is needed. Further, it is imperative to find feasible political, financial, technical and social means.

Organizing a webinar on Global Water Security provides a platform for members of the World Water Council and International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, and other interested parties to share knowledge and experience on water security, discuss SDGs achievement progress, and put forward potential recommendations.

As an outcome of the webinar, an initiative on water security, consisting of the consensus and proposals of the webinar, will be submitted to the High-Level Panel on Global Water Security to be organized during the 9th World Water Forum.

Speakers

Program 

(China Standard Time, UTC+8)

Moderators

  • Madame Shi Qiuchi, Chair of the Water Security Task Force of World Water Council (WWC)

  • Prof. Roger Falconer, Past President of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), Emeritus Professor of Cardiff University

Opening Remarks (15:00-15:15)

  • Mr. Loïc Fauchon, President of World Water Council (WWC)

  • Prof. Joseph Hun-Wei Lee, President of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), President of Macau University of Science and Technology

  • Mr. Li Ge, Vice President of Asian Water Council (AWC); Deputy Director General of Department of International Cooperation, Science and Technology, Ministry of Water Resources of China (MWR) 

Online picture (15:15-15:20)

Keynotes (15:20-16:00)

  • Water security to achieve SDG Agenda 2030 under changing environment
    Mr. Li Yuanyuan, President-elect of International Water Resources Association (IWRA); Deputy Director General of General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design(GIWP), MWR; President of China National Committee of International Water Resources Association

  • Water Security and Climate Change
    Dr. Eric Tardieu, Director General of International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO)

Presentation (16:00-17:15)

  • Need for Holistic Solutions from Global to Regional Scale
    Prof. Roger Falconer, Past President of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), Cardiff University

  • Need for Nature Based Solutions
    Prof. Arthur Mynett, Past Vice President of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), Emeritus Professor of IHE Delft / TUDelft

  • The River and Lake Chief System: a policy innovation for China's water security
    Mr. Jin Hai, Director General of International Economic & Technical Cooperation and Exchange Center (INTCE), MWR

  • Water in Circular Economy Strategies in Mega Cities: Technical & Governance Approaches
    Ms. Kim Yoonjin, Director on the Executive Board of International Water Resources Association (IWRA)

  • Water Security and Climate Change Across the Asia Pacific: from local to regional scales
    Dr. Yong-deok Cho, Executive Director of Asian Water Council (AWC)

Q&A (17:15-17:50)

Closing (17:50-18:00)



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