Sustainable Water Seminar

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Sustainable Water Seminar

Introduction:

Water constitutes the event horizon of sustainable development. It is the basis of all life and the foundation of the economy, yet it remains an exploited and under-valued resource. It is time to accept that the future will be water-poor. Assumptions have to change; strategies have to be adapted.

Session 1: Facing up to the reality of a water-poor world

  • How the drought has changed the economy: preparing for a radically different future
  • Beyond crisis management: long-term sustainable water use strategies for drought-stricken cities
  • Hard scientific facts versus wishful thinking: How clean is our water really? (Anthony Turton)

Panel discussion question:

Is urban life as we know it sustainable?

Session 2: Cleaning up our act

  • Clean water and hygiene for Africa: a critical health issue and a massive socio-economic development opportunity in and of itself.
  • A question of priorities: water conservation must be prioritized over commercial interests that pollute water for financial gain.
  • Improving municipal management and governance to address water pollution: solutions and opportunities.

Panel discussion question:

Are important commercial and state interests paying anything more than lip service to the right to clean water?

Sustainable Water SeminarĀ – Programme

SESSION ONE

09h00 – 10h30

SESSION TWO

11h00 – 12h30

PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

14h00 – 15h30

Select one parallel workshop

EVENING ACTIVITIES

17h30 – 20h30

Eco-Logic Awards

Reserve your seat for 15th June