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Building Resilience to Drought and Water Scarcity

During the 2016 Stockholm World Water Week the U.S. Water Partnership and Australian Water Partnership host experts to discuss case studies on drought and water scarcity

Please join us in Stockholm for an interactive discussion on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm in FH Little Theater. Registration is available here.

2:00 PM: Welcome and Introduction

Mr. Chuck Chaitovitz, Executive Director, U.S. Water Partnership (USWP)

Mr. Gary Jones, Chief Executive, Australian Water Partnership (AWP)

Session Moderator:

Dr. Dustin Garrick, Lecturer, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University

2:05 PM: Lightning Round #1 on Water Scarcity and Drought Resilience Case Studies: Priorities & Challenges

Discussion Starters:

Dr. Jennie Barron, Leader, Sustainable Agricultural Water Management, International Water Management Institute

Dr. Jane Doolan, Professor, University of Canberra, Former Commissioner, National Water Commission of Australia and Former Head of Water Resources Planning, state of Victoria

Mr. Dhesigen Naidoo, CEO, South African Water Research Commission

 Interactive Discussion Session #1

Participants break into groups to discuss and identify key questions related to the topic.

2:35 PM: Lightning Round #2 on Water Scarcity and Drought Resilience Case Studies: Demand-side Management and Technologies

Discussion Starters:

Dr. Eilon Adar, Professor, Alain Poher Chair in Hydrogeology and Arid Zones, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Dr. Mario López Pérez, Hydrology Coordinator, Mexican Institute of Water Technology

Mr. Brian Richter, Chief Scientist for the Water Program, The Nature Conservancy

 Interactive Discussion Session #2

Participants break into groups to discuss and identify key questions related to the topic.

3:05 PM:  Lightning Round #3 on Water Scarcity and Drought Resilience Case Studies: Policy, Governance and Financing

Discussion Starters:

Dr. Benedito Braga, Secretary of State for Sanitation and Water Resources for the state of São Paulo and President, World Water Council

Dr. Alfred Duda, Senior Advisor, World Wildlife Fund

Interactive Discussion Session #3

Participants break into groups to discuss and identify key questions related to the topic.

3:30 PM: Summary and Closing

Mr. Chuck Chaitovitz, Executive Director, USWP

Mr. Gary Jones, Chief Executive, AWP

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