Integrating Risk Management Ecosystems and Water-Related Risks

17 May 2019
  14:30 - 16:00
CICG - Room 3    View map
Organizer(s)
UNDRR
Contact
Animesh (animesh.kumar@un.org); Rosalind (rosalind.cook@un.org)
Participation:
Public
Primary floor language:
English
Interpretation:
Yes [AR, ZH, EN, FR, RU, ES]
Live Broadcast:
No
Accessible:
Yes
International Sign:
No
CART:
Yes
Remote Participation:
Yes

Water-related disasters account for most disasters, with devastating environmental and economic consequences, wherein the deficit or excess of water result in a range of hazards, from drought to flood. Poor water resource and ecosystem management makes disaster risk more pronounced. There is a strong need to adopt a coherent approach to water-related risks and enhance risk knowledge and early warning (from what the weather might be, to what it may do).

The session will discuss the wide range of water risk and complexity of the challenge, showcase good examples of integrated risk management and set out the key areas where substantial policy improvements and investments could be made. The session will also highlight the key policy measures across different water risks and sectors and demonstrate practical examples of replicable and scale-able ecosystem-based approaches, particularly in the water sector. Perspectives of different stakeholders, engineers, policymakers, investors and donors will be shared.

Moderator:

Ms. Monika Weber-Fahr, Executive Secretary, Global Water Partnership

Keynote speaker:

Mr. Han Seung-soo, Former Prime Minister of Republic of Korea, Chair of the High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters

Speakers:

Mr. Carlos Ortuño Yañez, Minister for Environment and Water Bolivia

Mr. Godfrey Bahiigwa, Director of Rural Economy and Agriculture at African Union Commission

Mr. Deon Nel, Chief Executive Officer Global Resilience Partnership

Ms. Jane Madgwick, Chief Executive Officer Wetlands International