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Thematic Process T.1.1.6

Addressing water security challenges: Case-studies and sharing of experiences on providing enough safe water for all

· Coordinator :
K-water(Korea Water Resources Corporation)
· Co-Coordinator :
UNESCO International Hydrological Programme

Water is at the heart of development and crucial to human health, livelihoods, agriculture and food security, environment and social development. Yet, ensuring water security for all uses to support sustainable development and economic growth has become an important issue due to population growth, urbanization, economic development, and climate change. To ensure water security, it is essential to have the reliable availability of good quality water in sufficient quantities for health, livelihoods and production. Water security also requires addressing environmental water needs and reducing negative effects of poor water management such as pollution loads.
The session focuses on discussing different aspects of water security by presenting case-studies and sharing of concrete experiences on addressing water security challenges with emphasis on ensuring enough safe water for all uses. Case-studies and concrete experiences on addressing different aspects of water security will be presented with the aim to provide opportunities for knowledge and experience exchange based on shared benefits of cooperative knowledge exchange on water security challenges that will most likely affect developing countries and their development, as well as on responses to addressing these challenges, including water-related environmental and social challenges, institutional development and capacity building. The case-studies will be based on experiences of Centres of Excellence on Water from different parts of the world. The session also aims to discuss key water security challenges and responses to addressing them drawing on results of the case-studies and practical experience.

Keywords :
Water Security

Session Data

· Date :
April 16, 2015 (목)
· Time :
14:40-16:40
· Venue :
DEC_305
DAEGU - EXCO
3F Room 315
· Session Code :
T.1.1.6
· Language :
English
Korean