The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Wise Water Management: Fundamental for Mitigation & Adaptation and a New Climate Deal

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The side event will aim to build recognition of the links between climate adaptation, mitigation and resilience, while focusing on water resource management as an essential denominator for integrated strategies.

Date: Wednesday, December 10
Time: 11:30-13:00
Venue: Room Caral (130)

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), France (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs), UNESCO-IHP, and Leadership for Environment and Development, Pakistan (LEAD)

Sweden, the French Water Partnership (FWP) the Global Water Partnership (GWP), the National Water Authority of Peru (ANA), Servicio National de Meterología e Hidrología del Peru (SENAMHI), International Water Association (IWA), Conservation International (CI), Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), National Water Commission Mexico (Conagua) and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
The dialogue will seek to convey local experiences to policy level and identify how the negotiations are relevant on the ground. Case studies will illustrate mitigation measures in the water sector as well as adaptation plans building capacity and increasing resilience. A panel discussion will share views and recommendations on how integrating water in climate policies can strengthen sustainable water management planning and allow for efficient, long-term actions on international, regional/national, and local level.

Introductory notes
Mr. Francisco Dumler, Vice Minister of Construction and Sanitation, Peruvian Ministry of Housing (Ministerio de Vivienda Construcción y Saneamiento)
Ms. Anick Girardin, State secretary of Development and Francophonie, Ministry of Foreign Affairs France (tbc)

Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM) project is a joint initiative between the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the International Water Association acting on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. WaCCliM is working in three countries: in Peru with Ministerio de Vivienda Construcción y Saneamiento; in Mexico with Conagua (Comissión National del Agua); and in Thailand with WMA. Speaker: Dr. David Korenfeld Federman, General Director Conagua, Mexico and Mr. Francisco Dumler
– Vice Minister of Construction and Sanitation for Peruvian Ministry of Housing

Building local resilience capacity through water management (Leadership for Environment And Development (LEAD) Pakistan) will present case studies from Pakistan, emphasizing the importance of water in adaptation and building resilience to climate change. Learning from LEAD Pakistan’s research and local level field based projects, the case studies will focus on building resilience for floods, water logging/salinity, GLOFs (Glacial Lake Outburst Floods) and coastal ecosystems. In response to the challenges of climate change and water security, Pakistan needs to adapt and build its resilience capacity at the local level. Speaker: Mr. Ali T Sheikh, CEO LEAD Pakistan

Integrated water resource management plan for the Chile river (ANA/AEAP/OIEau) will present a common initiative based on developing an integrated water resource management plan for the Chile river incorporating climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. Speaker: Mr. André Flajolet, President, Basin Committee of the French Water Agency Artois Picardie (AEAP)

Panel discussion.
Ms. Celia Blauel, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of environment, sustainable development, water, and of the energy-climate plan
Dr. Krishna Chandra Paudel, Secretary of Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Nepal
Mr. Farrukh Khan, Senior Manager and Head Climate Finance, Executive office of the Secretary General, United Nations
Mr. David Korenfeld Federman, General Director Conagua, Mexico and President of the International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP)
Ms. Pepetua E Latasi, Negotiator Climate change and adaptation, Tuvalu
Ms. Johanna Lissinger-Peitz, Deputy Director and Deputy Head of Delegation to the UNFCCC, Sweden

Concluding comments by the Moderator.
Ms. Karin Lexén, Director, World Water Week and International Processes, SIWI

Food and drinks will be served, courtesy of the WaCCliM project.