Sweden – Vietnam Special Session: “Source to Sea”

The worlds growing needs of water, food and energy call for new forms of more holistic and integrated management approaches that take the whole continuum from “source to sea” into consideration. Policies and management systems need to allocate water between sectors and downstream/upstream users, secure reliable delivery and adequate water quality, and protect people and the environment from hazards and degradation of ecosystems. Integration of complex economic, social and environmental aspects, into present management systems based on a source to sea concept, is a necessity to achieve a long term sustainable development. Actions to achieve different targets of SDGs 6 and 14 needs to be made in close collaboration with stakeholders from many sectors which are operating from the coastal area and in upstream areas in the concerned rivers.

This event will discuss experiences from Asia and the Nordic countries regarding how to initiate sustainable actions among upstream actors in order to reduce negative land-based impacts on coastal and marine ecosystems supporting blue and green economic opportunities regarding the following questions:

  • What are the key source-to-sea opportunities to improve the present management of large river and connected marine systems in Asia?
  • What are the future green and blue economy opportunities that can be capitalized on?
  • What are the main problems to develop a sustainable management system in large river and connected marine system based on a Source to Sea concept?
  • Moderators

Birgitta Liss Lymer, Email: victoria.rhodin.sandstrom@gov.se – Programme Manager, Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

Dr. Nguyen Thi Ha, Email: haqtdbtnn@gmail.com – Director of Cencer for Water Res. forecasting and Warning

  • Date & Venue

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, March 05th, 2018

Blue Diamond Room 1, ALMAZ 1st Floor

Session Duration
Session plan in detail Order Presentation / Discussion topic Confirmed speakers
1 Opening remark Birgitta Liss Lymer

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

2 A conceptual framework for governing and managing key flows in a source-to-sea continuum Jakob Granit

Director General, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water management (SwAM)

3 Management of Vu Gia-Thu Bon river Bui Thi Thu Hien,

Marine and Coastal Resources Programme Coordinator IUCN, Vietnam Office

4 Panel discussion Panellist:

  • Jakob Granit, Director General, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water management (SwAM)
  • Nguyen Thi Ha, Director, NAWAPI, Vietnam
  • Niall Oconnor, Asia Centre Director, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Phil Graham, Swedish Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute SHMI
  • Bui Thi Thu Hien Marine and Coastal Resources Programme Coordinator IUCN, Vietnam Office

Dr. Jake Brunner, Country Director for IUCN in Vietnam

  Dr. Jakob Granit

Director General of the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Bui Thi Thu Hien,

Marine and Coastal Resources Programme Coordinator IUCN, Vietnam Office

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