Strategies and methodologies aimed at the sustainable management of water and water ecosystems need to go beyond technical and economic driven approaches. In the run-up to the UN Water Conference and during the NY Water Week we gathered several methodologies and insights that combine local stories with global narratives in a multi-scalar approach, enabling design-thinking and artistic interventions for the implementation of the Water Action Agenda. This high-level meeting aims to share our insights and gather support of policy makers and international organizations for the implementation of a series of action-based initiatives. Together, the participants will set aims and objectives for the year to come, and formalize the commitments for the Water Action Agenda.
- Rick Bell, Columbia University
- Eric Orsenna, President of Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers (IAGF); Introduction
- Karl M. Wantzen, UNESCO Chair River Culture;
- Roundtable: Organizations and Future Policy Making for fostering Action for rivers, deltas and estuaries
- Bernadette Araba Adjei, Water Resources Commission, Ghana.
- Miriam Haritz, Federal Ministry for the Environment Germany;
- Lylian Coelho, WomeVai;
- Ruth Richardson, INLWi;
- Eddy Moors, Delft Institute for Hydrological Education;
- Diana Morales Irato, Deltares and Valuing Water Initiative
- Eriberto Eulisse, Wamu-Net;
- Nanco Dolman, Deltares;
- Isabel Wallnoefer, International Union for Conservation of Nature;
- Li An Phoa, Drinkable Rivers Foundation.
Moderators: Carola Hein UNESCO Chair Water Ports and Historic Cities, and Matteo D’Agostino,
- Reflections and takeaway points
Carola Hein, UNESCO Chair Water, Ports, and Historic Cities
UNESCO Chair Water, Ports, Historic Cities;
Drinkable Rivers Foundation;
Delft University of Technology.