The call for water security has raised many questions over how and with what resources. The ‘Securing Water, Sustaining Growth’ report of 2014 identified the need for further water storage as the common denominator for growth, food, and energy security. It also briefly highlighted the complex impacts in river systems as a consequence of barriers to river flow.
Conventional responses to climate impacts on precipitation call for more water storage, yet there are mixed benefits and impacts from these approaches. This session will bring together a wide range of expertise from different organizations to debate the question – how and who should decide our water secure future? The aim of this session is not to re-visit old debates on dams, but to facilitate active discussion between participants and the audience over what strategies exist that will allow us to build sustainable and resilient river basins that can deliver water, energy, and food security, but not at the cost of losing further ecological integrity.
A diverse range of stakeholders will be approached to present their global and regional perspectives, and partners working in the Tana and Volta River basins will guide the debate with key questions, together with audience participation.When:
Thursday 1 September; 11:00-12:30Venue:
FH 307Event website: Click hereConvenors:
IUCN; AGWA, CGIAR-WLE, IWMI, ODI, University of Manchester, ACCESS, University of Nairobi, Kenya, WRI-CSIR, Ghana, Basque Centre for Climate Change