WWW 2013

Title: Implementing the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus
Event type: Seminar
Date: 2012-08-29
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Convenor: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Co-convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety, Germany (BMU), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ), CGIAR Challenge Programme on Water and Food (CPWF), Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), World Resources Institute (WRI), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and World Bank (WB)
Room: K21

Event Description
This seminar presents policies, enabling conditions, innovations and solutions, for putting the quickly growing knowledge around the water-(land-)energy-food security nexus into practice. It places local data, tools and practical examples in the context of global scenarios and assessments, for outscaling and up-scaling. By presenting a set of local and regional cases, this seminar demonstrates how integrated approaches can reduce tradeoffs and improve resource use efficiency, how they can contribute to more equal benefit sharing and eventually become key pillars of sustainable development. This seminar will pick up on previous nexus fora, as recently held e.g. in Bonn, Marseille, London and Rio. With that it will contribute to building a community of practice, bringing together actors from governmental, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations with the private sector and science. Jointly we will move the nexus further towards operationalisation.

09:00 Welcome and Introduction

09:15 NEXUS in the Perspective of the Poor - Reducing Vulnerability and Increasing Resilience
Ms. Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Sida, Sweden

09:30 Minipanel: The Nexus and Human and Environmental Securities

  • Mr. Robert Speed, WWF
  • Mr. Jean-Marc Faures, FAO
  • Mr. Diego Rodriguez, World Bank

10:00 Minipanel: The Nexus and the Business Sector

  • Mr. Ken Bruder, Bloomberg
  • Mr. Paul Reiter, IWA
  • Mr. Xavier Ursat, EDF
  • Mr. David Grant, SAB Miller

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Minipanel: The Nexus and Science & Research - Nile Basin

  • Mr. Holger Hoff, SEI
  • Mr. Jakob Granit, SEI
  • Mr. Charles Iceland, WRI
  • Mr. Guy Pegram, Pegasys
  • Ms. Abby Onencan, Nile Basin Discourse

11:30 The Nexus, Politics and Implementation, Concluding Panel Discussion

  • Mr. Fritz Holzwarth, BMU, Germany
  • Mr. Franz Marré, BMZ, Germany
  • Mr. Li Yuanyuan, Ministry of Water Resources, China
  • Mr. Albert Butare, Energy and Water, Rwanda
  • Mr. Alexander Müller, FAO
  • Mr. Xavier Leflaive, OECD

12:30 Close of Seminar

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