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Thematic Process T.SS.08

[High Level Panel] IWRM post-2015: A new way forward

· Coordinator :
World Water Council(WWC)

Session description

The World Water Council Task Force on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), working with international and Korean partners, will be organizing a High-level Panel on IWRM within the Thematic Process. This Panel will be composed of high-level water practitioners and policy-makers involved in the conceptualization and implementation of IWRM.
The HLP will be guided and inspired by a Discussion Paper prepared by the Task Force. Based on contributions made during the Forum, not least in the HLP, this paper will be finalized after the Forum as a WWC White Paper on IWRM for wide distribution.
Speakers on the Panel will be invited from inside and outside the “water-box”, from different sectors, different governance levels, but all sharing a strategic and political approach to the subject. An internationally recognized, very experienced and ‘IWRM-literate’ Moderator will ensure the focus of the discussion and its outputs.
In addition to conveying their own country experience and views on priorities for a new IWRM agenda that will accelerate successful implementation in the future, panelists will be asked to comment on key strategic messages from the Discussion Paper, as well as on the expected role of IWRM approaches in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to be adopted in 2015, including the proposed dedicated water goal.

Session objectives and outputs

The Panel is expected to debate the role of IWRM in water management systems across the world, at different scales and with different scopes and actors. They will be challenged to identify priorities for a new IWRM agenda that will accelerate progress in the next 15 years, aligning it with the demands of the expected SDGs and other global commitments such as a new Climate Agreement adopted at COP 21 in Paris in late 2015. They will be pressed on how IWRM can respond to the new vectors that are influencing demands on water resources ? green economy; global environmental and climate change; water, energy and food security; uncertainty and risk etc., and discuss how the principles and processes of IWRM should be adapted to these future challenges.

Session Contribution (How this session can contribute to the implementation roadmap)

It will provide high-level political mobilization for the buy-in, support and realization of the Implementation Roadmap for IWRM.

Keywords :
IWRM, Management, Post-2015, SDGs

Session Data

· Date :
April 15, 2015 (수)
· Time :
14:40-16:40
· Venue :
DEC_304
DAEGU - EXCO
3F Room 314
· Session Code :
T.SS.08
· Language :
English
Korean