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WWW2021 Session: SIWI High Level Panel: Building Resilience from Source to Sea

26.08.2021

August, 26 : 2:00 – 3:00 PM CET 
SIWI High Level Panel: Building Resilience from Source to Sea

 

Speakers:

 

Registration: 

This year World Water Week will be held on Pathable (the digital ‘venue’ of World Water Week) and Zoom (the ‘room’/platform where sessions will be held). To register to this session, please follow these steps:

  • Register here  to World Water Week  (free of charge or by purchasing a pass). 

    • this session is open to all WWW participants (paying and non-paying)

    • you  will receive a confirmation e-mail from SIWI inviting you to log on to Pathable. 

  • Connect to the session’s page on Pathable via this link. 

    • you can connect to Pathable using the title of the session or the ID number 9685 .

  • Add the session to your schedule to ease your connection on D Day:

    • access your schedule on the day and time of the session (2-3 minutes early). 

    • click on the session.The Zoom link will appear on the session’s Pathable page one minute before it is due to start.

Session:

There is growing recognition that a holistic, cross-sectoral approach to addressing global issues is a pre-requisite to building resilience. This panel of high-level actors from the freshwater and ocean communities will explore the benefits of adopting the source-to-sea approach when designing actions that tackle the climate-land-water-ocean-biodiversity Sustainable Development Goals.

Humanity is facing serious challenges such as climate change, environmental degradation and pollution that have proven to be too complex to be effectively confronted by the traditional approaches of isolated responses. The source-to-sea approach to management presents an alternative to these fragmented actions. By bringing together upstream/downstream actors from different sectors, land, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems can be managed holistically thereby realizing the greatest benefits for the system as a whole. A resilient future depends on all levels of government and decision-makers, in partnership with the private sector and civil society, pulling together to drive meaningful change, uniting policy and action for coordinated management.

A diverse panel of high-level actors will make an urgent call for adopting the source-to-sea approach to reduce fragmentation and foster collaboration across all levels of governance and between sectors. In a world faced by climate change, recurrent crises and pandemics, this session will bring together thought leaders, policymakers and practitioners representing various sectors from the freshwater and ocean communities to share their vision, reinforced by concrete experiences, of how we can act hand in hand to successfully tackle these challenges and build resilience.

 

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