World Water Week 2013 will be held in Stockholm, Sweden from September 1-6, 2013. This annual meeting organized by the Swedish International Water Institute (SIWI) brings together over 2,500 international participants working on water issues, including members of governments, academia, civil society and the private sector. It focuses on linking scientific understanding with policy and decision-making to develop concrete solutions to water, environment, and development challenges.
At World Water Week, Conservation International will share our experiences in freshwater ecosystem management, climate change adaptation, and linking freshwater conservation and development. Through our engagement, we will build stronger partnerships and collaborations, with the understanding that healthy, sustainable societies can best be achieved through a comprehensive approach with our natural resources at the very center.
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Sunday, September 1
Seminar: Nature Based Solutions: Opportunities for Cooperation
A silo approach to water management limits potential to collaborate for the common good, but how can agriculture, conservation and WASH work together to create cost-effective and sustainable outcomes?
Conservation International with Catholic Relief Services, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, RAIN Foundation, Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, The Nature Conservancy, Wetlands International, and World Vision
Time + Location: 09:00-12:30; Room: K22/23
Seminar: New Knowledge, New Practice for Resilient Water Security
Uncertainty from climate change, trade patterns and tensions around water allocation constantly threaten the prospect of global water security. This session will highlight the best practices, lessons and creative solutions to advance water security.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, Conservation International, Engility, Environmental Law Institute, Stockholm International Water Institute, Stratus, and UNESCO International Hydrological Programme with United States Agency for International Development, Stratus and University of Texas at Austin
Time + Location: 14:00-17:30; Room: K11
Wednesday, September 4
Workshop: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation — Promoting Coherence
This workshop will show how to mainstream climate resilience in the green economy through improved cooperation between water, agriculture and energy management.
Stockholm International Water Institute with Alliance for Global Water Adaptation; Global Water Partnership; Stockholm Environment Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Time + Location: 09:00-12:30, 14:00-17:30; Room B8
Workshop: Linking Science, Practice and Policy under Increasing Complexity and Uncertainty
This workshop will bring together scientists, policy makers and practitioners to bridge the gaps between their fields to achieve effective knowledge management and cooperation under shifting freshwater futures.
Stockholm International Water Institute with Conservation International and United Nations University
Time + Location: 09:00-12:30, 14:00 – 17:30; Room K16/17
Seminar: Water and Peace Diplomacy: From Conflicts to Cooperation
In this session, we will focus on concepts of water diplomacy at both international and local levels, discuss tools for managing conflict, and study practical cases.
UPEACE Centre at The Hague with Conservation International, International Alert, Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Universities Partnership for Transboundary Waters, UNESCO – Institute for Water Education and Water Governance Centre
Time + Location: 09:00-12:30; Room: B9/10
Seminar: Water + Urban Development from a Health Perspective
This seminar will raise awareness about opportunities for sector-focused organizations to collaborate through the presentation of case studies and discussion on joint participation in water and urban development.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme and United States Agency for International Development with Conservation International, Plan International, and WASH Advocates
Time + Location: 14:00-17:30; Room K21
Thursday, September 5
Seminar: Eflows: Bridging Climate, Political and Institutional Borders
Environmental flows (eflows) have been a lasting concept in sustainable water management, but how have approaches to eflows progressed as the idea is applied across sectors and contexts?
Conservation International with Environmental Law Institute, Global Environmental Flows Network, Great Rivers Partnership, Stockholm International Water Institute, The Nature Conservancy, UNESCO-Institute for Water Education and World Wide Fund for Nature
Time + Location: 09:00-12:30; Room K11
Side Event: Climate Uncertainty in Water Resources Planning and Management
This side event will invite decision makers, researchers and water managers to present their perspectives and experiences in a lively panel-audience discussion focusing on how to move beyond climate uncertainties into a new era of science-based resilient water management.
French National Agency for Water and Aquatic Environment; French Water Partnership and UNESCO International Hydrological Programme with Alliance for Global Water Adaptation
Time + Location: 12:45-13:45; Room B8
CI's World Water Week 2013 Delegation:
- Colleen Vollberg, Senior Manager, Freshwater and Biodiversity Policy
- Janet Edmond, Senior Director , Social Policy, Rights and Governance
- John Matthews, Director, Freshwater Climate Change
- Kristen Walker, Vice President, Social Policy and Practice
- Lina Barrera, Director, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Policy
- Shyla Raghav, Senior Manager, Climate Adaptation Policy
- Ulrike Troeger, German Government Funding Liaison