Water Governance

Water plays a central role in sustainable socio-economic and human development, including poverty reduction. Water resources overexploitation has intensively increased over the past decades, reaching a point where deterioration of water quantity, water quality, and aquatic ecosystem are seriously affecting prospects for economic and social development, political stability and ecosystem integrity. Given the importance of maintaining human and ecosystem health, the management of the water resources is of paramount importance. According to latest statistics, over 1 billion people lack access to water and over 2.4 billion lack access to basic sanitation. Access to clean water is lowest in Africa, while Asia has the largest number of people with no access to basic sanitation. This is not due to natural limitations of the water supply or lack of financing and appropriate technologies, even though these are important factors, but rather from great failures in water governance. Therefore, Water Governance is more and more important for each country in the world to limit or cope with the water crisis, especially under climate change context.

This workshop is designed to share the best practices in water governance from Belgium, India, France, Sweden, UN-Habitant, and Vietnam experts.

  • Moderators

    Dr. Dao Trong Tu – Chairman of Vietnam River Network, Vietnam

  • Date & Venue

8:30 am – 11:30 am, March 05th, 2018

Yellow Diamond Room, ALMAZ 1st Floor

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Session Duration
Session plan in detail Order Presentation / Discussion topic Confirmed speakers
1 Introduction
2 Global Users of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S): Striving for Good Practice and Added Value: A Vietnam Showcase Phil Graham

SMHI, Sweden

3 Concepts of “Water Governance” Put to the Test: An Inquiry into the Implementation of Phuoc Hoa Water Project Olivier Tessie

Ecole Française Extrême-Orient (French School of Asia Studies), France

4 Coproduction of Water and Sanitation Services as City-making Process: Insights from Hanoi and Cochabamba Federica Natalia Rosati

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

 5 The value of forest in regulating water resources for industrial production – A case study of payment for forest environmental services in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam Nam Hoang Nguyen

National Economics University Vietnam, Vietnam

 6 Innovative Approach for Water Diversion in Western Ghats, India Sainath Parasram

Science College, India

 7 Ensuring the sustainable management of water (and sanitation) for all through global water operator partnerships: the case of Vitens-Evides International and Da Nang Water Company Lucía WRIGHT-CONTRERAS

Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance, UN-Habitat

 8 Stakeholder Engagement, an Essential Component of Water Governance,  and Sustainable Development for Vietnam Sandrine LEGRAND

Consultant Cape Partnership, France

 9 Hydropower Plant Development, Forest Recompensing and Water Governance in Central Highlands of Viet Nam Tran Huu Nghi

The Centre for Tropical Forest Research Vietnam, Vietnam

 10 Experiences from Sweden on water governance Jakob Granit

the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water, Sweden

11 Addressing urban water scarcity: reduce, treat and reuse – the third generation of management to avoid local resources boundaries Janolof Drangert

Linkoping University, Sweden

 12  Panel Discussion
Speakers
Phil Graham

SMHI, Sweden

Olivier Tessie

Ecole Française Extrême-Orient (French School of Asia Studies), France

Federica Natalia Rosati

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Nam Hoang Nguyen

National Economics University Vietnam, Vietnam

Sainath Parasram Aher

Science College, India

Lucía WRIGHT-CONTRERAS

Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance, UN-Habitat

Sandrine LEGRAND

Consultant Cape Partnership, France

Tran Huu Nghi

The Centre for Tropical Forest Research Vietnam, Vietnam

Jakob Granit

the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water, Sweden

Janolof Drangert

Linkoping University, Sweden

Vietnam River Network

Website: https://vrn.org.vn/en/