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Final Programme • • • •

Workshops, Seminars and Side Events Tours and Social Activities Prizes and Award Ceremonies General Information www.worldwaterweek.org


Welcome to the 2006 World Water Week in Stockholm Welcome to Stockholm! In 2006, the World Water Week in Stockholm continues its important annual role at the nexus of the water, environment, development and poverty reduction fields. This year, a multitude of workshops, seminars and side events will explore three water-related complexes under the overarching World Water Week theme of “Beyond the River – Sharing Benefits and Responsibilities”. The response from the international water community, and its interest in being active in the programme, has been overwhelming. Nearly 100 different organisations are on board as convenors or co-convenors of different activities. Plenary sessions, panel debates, technical tours, social events and prize ceremonies round out the programme for the Water Week. In Stockholm you will be joined by over 1500 participants who are expected from more than 100 countries. They will represent businesses, governments, the water management and science sectors, inter-governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, research and training institutions, United Nations agencies and more. Through capacity-building, partnership-building and follow-up on the implementation of international processes and programmes in water and development, the World Water Week in Stockholm has gained a reputation as an event not to be missed in the water and development field. The Stockholm International Water Institute is pleased to host the event, and I am happy that you joined us. Welcome to Stockholm! Anders Berntell Executive Director, SIWI

Table of Contents Welcome ............................................................................................... 2 Overall World Water Week Strategy ..................................................... 3 Map of the Venue ................................................................................. 4 Convenors and Co-Convenors ............................................................. 5 World Water Week Day-by-Day Overview .......................................6–7 Purpose and Scope of the World Water Week ................................. 8–11 Sunday Seminars ............................................................................ 12–19 Sunday Side Events ........................................................................ 20–21 Monday Opening and General Plenary Sessions ................................. 22 Monday High-Level Transboundary Waters Panel Debate ..................23 Monday Side Events .......................................................................24–25 Monday “Meet and Greet” Mayor’s Reception .....................................25 Tuesday Workshops ....................................................................... 26–29 2

Tuesday Seminars .......................................................................... 30–34 Tuesday Side Events........................................................................ 35–36 Tuesday Award Ceremony: Stockholm Junior Water Prize ................. 37 Wednesday Workshops ................................................................... 38–41 Wednesday Seminars ..................................................................... 42–49 Wednesday Side Events ..................................................................50–52 Wednesday Award Ceremony: Stockholm Industry Water Award ......52 Wednesday World Water Week Dinner ................................................52 Thursday Workshops ..................................................................... 53–54 Thursday Seminars ......................................................................... 55–59 Thursday Side Events ..........................................................................60 Thursday Award Ceremony: Stockholm Water Prize ..........................61 Thursday Aquatic Adventure Dinner ..................................................61


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Strategy of the World Water Week

Saturday 26 August Special Sessions Poster Sessions General Information

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Friday 25 August

This Final Programme is published by the Stockholm International Water Institute. Cover photos: Children in Tanzania, courtesy European Commission-ECHO/Yves Horent; groundwater pumping in Australia, courtesy CSIRO Land and Water; tsunami affected area of Aceh, Indonesia, courtesy European Commission-ECHO/Martinus Jansen; partnership building, courtesy SIWI. Back cover photo: Stockholm, courtesy Stockholm Visitors Board.

Thursday 24 August

Note on timing: In general, morning sessions begin at 09:00 and end at 12:00. Afternoon sessions begin at 13:30 and end at 17:00. Side events take place between 12:15 and 13:15, and 17:15 and 18:45. Some events, particularly on Thursday, may end earlier. Consult the specific programme page.

Wednesday 23 August

Friday General and Closing Plenary Sessions ..................................... 62 Friday Seminars ............................................................................ 63–64 Friday Award Ceremony: Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award................. 65 Friday Award Ceremony: World Water Week Best Poster .................. 65 Saturday Seminar ................................................................................ 66 Saturday Technical Tours ................................................................... 67 Special Session: Global Water Partnership .......................................... 68 Special Session: Comprehensive Assessment/Challenge Program 69–73 Special Session: EU Water Initiative Partners Meeting .................74–75 Poster Sessions ...............................................................................76–80 General Information....................................................................... 81–83

Tuesday 22 August

Photo: SIWI

Monday 21 August

As a backdrop, the World Water Week’s basic perspective is global, but it also acknowledges that there are similarities and differences between regions of the world, phases of development, political systems and climatic conditions. The World Water Week also serves as a venue for the awarding of distinguished prizes and honours. In doing so, the Week focuses attention on outstanding efforts and raises awareness of different water and development issues. A World Water Week in Stockholm niche is selected and followed for a range of years. The present niche (2003–2007) is ”Drainage Basin Security: Prospects for Trade offs and Benefit Sharing in a Globalised World.” The sub-theme for 2006 is “Beyond the River – Sharing Benefits and Responsibilities” and offers participants the opportunity to learn more about – and to contribute to – solutions to one of the most significant development and environmental challenges that the world has to come to grips with. Workshops and special Poster Sessions will be organised where selected abstracts will be presented. Seminars and side events will feature invited speakers and participants will present their views and experiences. Special attention will be devoted to highlight concrete work that matters for the poor, for the environment and for our common future.

Sunday 20 August

The aim of the World Water Week in Stockholm is to serve, on an annual basis, as the main arena for an exchange of views and experiences between members of the scientific, business, policy and civil society communities in order to advance efforts related to water, the environment, livelihoods and poverty reduction. The World Water Week in Stockholm: • Builds capacity for different professions to act and to affect positive change by facilitating for them an increased knowledge and a deeper understanding of the links between water-society-environment-economy • Promotes partnerships and alliances between individuals and organisations from different fields of expertise in an inspiring atmosphere which offers ample opportunity for making new contacts and strengthening existing relationships • Reviews the implementation of actions, commitments and decisions in international processes and by different stakeholders in response to the challenges By serving as a link between practice, science, policy and decision making, the World Water Week moves beyond simply talking about what is and what should be by combining different types of knowledge and experiences to achieve development objectives in a worthwhile manner.


City Conference Centre Folkets Hus (FH)

City Conference Centre Norra Latin (NL)

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World Water Week Monday 21 August Friday 25 August Saturday 26 August Special Sessions Poster Sessions General Information

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Thursday 24 August

(PWP) • Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) • Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water, Prince Sultan Research Center for Environment, Water and Desert, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia • Ramboll Natura • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands • Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future • Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) • Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) – Asia • Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) • Stockholm Water Company • Stockholm Water Foundation • Streams of Knowledge • Swedish Association for Environmental Journalists (MÖF) • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) • Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) • Swedish Water House (SWH) • Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany • The International Joint Commission (IJC) • The Nature Conservancy (TNC) • The University of Tokyo • The World Bank • The World Conservation Union (IUCN) • The World Life Sciences Forum (BioVision) • Third World Centre for Water Management • UN-Habitat • UN Task Force for Gender and Water – Division for the Advancement of Women • UNDP Human Development Report Office • UNEP Collaborating Centre on Water and Environment • UNEP Division of the Global Environment Facility (UNEP DGEF) • UNEP Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) • UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) • United Nations – Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) • U.S. Department of State • UN-Water • VARIM • WASTE Advisers on Urban Environment and Development • Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP) • Water and Sanitation Programme – South Asia (WSP-SA) • Water Environment Federation (WEF) • Water Integrity Network (WIN) [International Water and Sanitation Centre, Stockholm International Water Institute, Swedish Water House, Transparency International and Water and Sanitation Programme] • Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) • WaterAid • Watershed Media Project • Wetlands International • World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) • World Health Organization (WHO) • World Water Council (WWC) • World Water Institute • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Sweden

Wednesday 23 August

Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems Project • Baltic 21 • Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) • Building Partnerships for Development in Water and Sanitation (BPDWS) • Cap-Net • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) • Centre for Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (CTM, Stockholm University) • CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) • Comision Nacional del Agua (CONAGUA, Mexico) • Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management (CA) in Agriculture • Delft Hydraulics • Department for International Development, United Kingdom • DHI Water and Environment • East African Community (EAC) • Euphrates-Tigris Initiative for Cooperation/Kent State University (ETIC) • European Commission (EC) • European Union Water Initiative (EUWI) • Every River has its People Project (ERP) • Expert Group on Development Issues (EGDI), Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden • Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) Germany • Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) – New Delhi • French Water Academy • Gender and Water Alliance (GWA) • Global Water Partnership (GWP) • Global Water Partnership (GWP) – Eastern Africa • Global Water Partnership (GWP) – Mediterranean • Global Water Partnership (GWP) – Western Africa • International Association for Hydrogeologists (IAH) • International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) • International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) • International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ) • International Hydropower Association (IHA) • International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC) • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) • International Secretariat for Water • International Water Association (IWA) • International Water Management Institute (IWMI) • International Water Resources Association (IWRA) • IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre • Japan Water Forum (JWF) • King’s College London • Linköping University • London Water Research Group • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danida, Denmark • Munich Re Foundation • Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs • Northern Water Network (NoWNET) [Australia Water Partnership, Danish Water Forum, French Coordination for Water, Global Water Partnership, Japan Water Forum, Korea Water Forum, Netherlands Water Partnership, Swedish Water House and World Water Council] • Okavango Delta Management Plan (ODMP) • Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) • Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK • Pakistan Water Partnership

Tuesday 22 August

Photo: SIWI

Sunday 20 August

2006 World Water Week Convenors and Co-convenors


World Water Week Overview Sunday 20 August Registration Hours

Monday 21 August

08:00–18:00 Registration*

08:00–18:00 Registration

08:00–18:00 Registration

Closing the Sanitation Loop (12)**

Opening Session with the Official Address, Special Guest Speakers, the Keynote Address and the 2006 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Lecture (22)

WS 1: Tools for Benefi t Sharing in Transboundary Settings (26)

Social and Environmental Change in a Transboundary River Basin (13) Young Water Professionals: Co-management of Water for Livelihoods and Ecosystems (14)

WS 2: Water and Trade: Matching International Water Availability and Local Needs (27) WS 4: Benefits and Responsibilities of Decentralised and Centralised Approaches for Management of Water and Wastewater (28)

Transboundary Aquifers – The Hidden Asset for Riparian Cooperation in Africa (15)

Morning Session

Tuesday 22 August

Climate and Water-related Risks (30)

Environmental Conflicts and the Role of Media (16)

Capturing the Big Picture of Gender in Water (31) Partnerships in Action (32) Multi-scale Water Governance (70) EUWI: Infrastructure and Water and Sanitation Services for the Poor (74)

Lunch

Side Events (20–21)

Side Events (24–25)

Side Events (35–36)

Closing the Sanitation Loop continues (12)

Plenary Session with introductory presentations by speakers from different sectors on the theme of the week, “Beyond the River: Sharing Benefits and Responsibilities”. (22)

WS 1 and 4 as above continue

Young Water Professionals continues (14) Transboundary Aquifers continues (15) Saudi Water Day (17)

Afternoon Session

High-Level Panel on Benefit Sharing on Transboundary Waters (23)

Environmental Flows: Creating Benefi ts for Ecosystems and People? (18)

Evening

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GWP 10th Anniversary Celebration (68)

Sanitation Partnerships: Harnessing Their Potential for Urban On-site Sanitation (32) Fighting Corruption to Reduce Poverty (33) Financing Integrated Water Resources Management in the North – Strategies and Experiences (34)

What’s Water Worth? The Economic Case for Water in Poverty Reduction and National Development (19)

Side Events (20–21)

WS 6: Changing Diets and Their Implications for Water, Land and Livelihoods (29)

Practical Implementation of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in Africa (71)

Side Events (24–25)

Side Events (35–36)

SJWP Poster Session (79)

Poster Session (76)

“Meet and Greet” Mayor’s Reception at the Stockholm City Hall (25)

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Award Ceremony at the Stockholm City Conference Centre (37)

* Please note that registration is possible also on Saturday, August 19, 15:00–17:00 ** Page numbers are in parentheses


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World Water Week Overview Thursday 24 August

Friday 25 August

Saturday 26 August

08:00–18:00 Registration

08:00–15:00 Registration

08:00–13:00 Registration

WS 5: Decision Support Systems and IWRM (38)

WS 3: Economic Instruments (53)

Plenary Session with High Level Representation from the Goverments, Science and Business to provide perspectives related to the theme of the week(62)

SIWI Seminar: Hard or Soft Landing in Closing Basins? (66)

WS 7: Sharing the Benefits of Ecosystem Services and the Costs of Ecosystem Degradation (39)

WS 10: Extreme Events and Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services (54)

WS 8: Large Lakes as Drivers for Regional Development (40)

Best Poster Award (65) Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award Presentation (65)

UN-Water Seminar: Coping with Scarcity (43)

End 13:00 Hydro-Hegemony (55)

Technical Tours (67):

National IWRM Planning Processes - Examples from the Ground (56)

Hammarby Sjöstad – The Eco-cycle City Area

Laureates Seminar: Challenges and Opportunities within the Water Sector (57)

Future Wastewater Treatment (45)

Water and Regional Spatial Planning in the City of Stockholm

Managing Freshwater Ecosystems to Reach the MDGs (58)

Wednesday 23 August

Water and Resilience (44)

Tuesday 22 August

WS 9: Safe Water Storage and Regulation During Floods and Droughts (41) The Middle East Seminar: Cooperation Prospects in Euphrates-Tigris Region (42)

Monday 21 August

08:00–18:00 Registration

Sunday 20 August

Wednesday 23 August

Separation, Reuse and Recycling in Sätra Gård

Turning Assessment Findings to Action (72) EUWI Multistakeholder Forum (75)

Thursday 24 August

Side Events (50–52) Side Events (60)

WS 5, 7, 8 and 9 as above continue

WS 3 and 10 as above continue

The Middle East Seminar: continues (42)

Hydro-Hegemony continues (55)

Water and Wastewater in the Sustainable City (46)

The IWRM 2005 Target – Indicators of Implementation (64)

SIWI Seminar: Hard or Soft Landing in Closing Basins? continues (66)

Drought, Risk and Management for Agricultural Water Use (73)

Turning Assessment Findings to Action continues (72)

Saturday 26 August

Flowing Upstream and Downstream: Collaboration for Better Management (47)

Promoting IWRM Beyond Borders: Transboundary Waters and Human Development (59)

Challenges in Governance of Water (63)

Friday 25 August

SIWA Ceremony and Founders Luncheon (52)

Partnership for Capacity Development on WASH (48) Founders Seminar (49)

Stockholm Water Prize Award Ceremony and Royal Banquet at the Stockholm City Hall (61)

Poster Session (76) World Water Week Dinner (52)

Aquaria Water Museum Excursion and Dinner (61)

Workshops WS

Social Events

Plenary Sessions

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General Information

Seminars

Poster Sessions

Side Events (50–52)

Special Sessions

Moving the EUWI Forward – Monitoring, Alignment and Harmonisation (75)


Purpose and Scope of the 2006 World Water Week in Stockholm Beyond the river – sharing benefits and responsibilities

Photo: SIWI

Human activities, policies and natural systems form a complex web. What happens in society and through policy has implications far beyond the river, the people and the sector with which political decisions and activities are associated. Similarly, links between land, water, ecosystems and other natural resources provide opportunities and challenges for appraising collaboration, technological improvement, development and management. Workshops, seminars and side events in 2006 will explore three water-related complexes under the overarching World Water Week theme of “Beyond the River – Sharing Benefits and Responsibilities”: • Livelihoods around the world are related increasingly to transboundary and transbasin water contexts and a global society with an urban majority. Given this, what benefits are, or could be, generated, distributed

and shared in society? Equally important, how is it possible to share the responsibilities and costs which come with the changing management challenges? The landscape is not only home to human activities; it is also the source and sink for our needs and wants. It mirrors human ingenuity as well as ignorance. Natural resources use and waste disposal are linked intimately to human existence. A profound resource challenge is to feed the world, in an increasingly competitive context, without compromising vital ecological functions. Natural disasters expose society’s vulnerability to the forces of Nature. For different reasons, the impact of these forces is increasingly severe. By defi nition, it is impossible to plan for extreme events, but planning to cope with emergencies and disaster situations is not impossible. Prevailing development strategies

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Track I and Track II approaches

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Saturday 26 August

Societal initiatives to formulate and influence water policy and management run parallel with the formal political influences on policy and management. Civil society plays an important role since, for instance, NGOs are a respected force, participate often in formal meetings, and are actively involved in concrete water management. Similarly, the scientific community is respected for its integrity and professional insights. The 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg recognised that there are two tracks towards sustainable development. Track I refers to formal contacts, including negotiations, between political units. Track II refers to initiatives by informal, non-political groups for fostering contacts between countries or other political units. It is generally believed that the two tracks are complementary and that their potential synergy is great. Academic intellectuals, NGOs and other similar groups could be a precursor to formal contacts at a political level, for instance, between riparians in a transboundary basin. As “whistle-blowers,” “watch dogs” or pressure groups, they could help to increase transparency.

Friday 25 August

Globalisation will increase cross-sector and cross-scale influences on water. Parallel with a more intensive exchange across sectors and political constituencies, a separation between production and consumption and also between benefits and social and environmental costs is noticeable.

It has become more difficult to evaluate how benefits and costs are related and thus how responsibilities should be shared. Increasing transports, for instance, imply environmental consequences. Trade and trade restrictions are both a hindrance and a stimulus to regional development and resource utilisation. They are also a challenge to local cultures and producers. The pros and cons of these processes for the poor, for the environment and for the stability of societies must be continuously debated and scrutinised.

Wednesday 23 August

Benefits and costs

Tuesday 22 August

What happens in the water sector is to a large extent the consequence of decisions, activities and progress in other sectors. Trade and economic integration, for instance, stimulates water and other resource use in a manner that considers resource availability and where the benefits are deemed to be most worthwhile. No doubt, collaboration and exchanges across political borders and between sectors can generate multiple benefits. For instance, in transboundary water settings, with significant variations in water availability and development options, strategies are not only framed in a national water perspective. They also pay attention to the potential benefits that can accrue from collaboration in a basin-wide development strategy. Similarly, rapid urban expansion has made it possible, and necessary, to integrate water management with reference to actual and potential rural-urban linkages. Advances in other fields also drive water and environmental management. Powerful information and communication technologies have made it possible to monitor water and other resource parameters and relate these to socioeconomic trends in a sophisticated manner. Until recently, this capability was confined to specialised and centralised agencies. Management of water supply, hydropower production, industrial processes and even farm operations can now be done in real time, even at the local level. Another example is the use of biotechnologies in wastewater treatment and food production. It is important to assess to what extent technological advances provides opportunities for improved water management and risk management, and how benefits can reach also the poor, but also to discuss ethical issues related to technological development and application.

Photo: EC/ECHO/François Goemans

Beyond the river: water in a complex and dynamic context

Monday 21 August

Benefits are not easily achieved. They are even harder to achieve when pledges remain on paper and when costly, contentious and unanticipated social and environmental issues arise and have no clear institutional home. It is essential to explore the links between benefits, costs and responsibilities with reference to water.

Sunday 20 August

will be evaluated in terms of, for instance, physical planning and infrastructure design, including water and sanitation services and pollution abatement.


Photo: Michael Moore, SIWI

The resource dimension

The water flow and quality, and the health of the water and aquatic ecosystems, is intimately related to what happens in the landscape surrounding the river. Humans have changed the face of the earth, for better and for worse, and what is left of the river – or in it – reflects human imprints on the entire landscape. Naturally, water management and policy have focused on water per se and generally on quantitative aspects of rivers and other “blue” water bodies, i.e. lakes and ground water resources. In planning and in the mind of the public, however, links between surface and groundwater bodies have not been subject to much scrutiny. Similarly overlooked are the connections between land use, wetlands and other ecosystems and water in catchments. Finally, the river’s dual function – as a source and sink – is seldom properly considered. Water, food and urban expansion

In terms of total pressure on the world’s water resources, the opportunities to enhance water productivity in the agricultural sector are of special importance. With some 850 million people already undernourished, and with the need to feed an annual increase of 70 to 80 million people, substantial additional effort is needed. A significant challenge, but also opportunity, for the agricultural sector refers to the rapidly expanding urban sector, along with new forms for trade and processing of agricultural outputs and rapidly changing consumer tastes and preferences. Pressure on water and other resources is growing as per capita purchasing power improves and diets change. With an increasing number of people having better access to the food that is produced, production of food itself must increase while urban demand for water is increasing rapidly. Enhanced water productivity is the most sensible strategy to meet the multiple challenges; better use of the various fractions of the water resource, “from the rain to the drain,” will help.

sources according to a linear logic. Water is brought from an identified source and supplied to the sites and activities where it is demanded. Over time, water has been brought from sources farther and farther away, and from deeper and deeper aquifers. The same logic has guided sewage disposal by transporting it away from human settlements. Unfortunately, the capacity to implement linear flow is constrained by many factors; its validity as the sole solution is now questioned. A new management strategy is needed which facilitates a circular flow of water and other resources, especially phosphorous, nitrogen and other nutrients. Re-use should not only be considered within industrial premises but in a landscape context. Unexpected natural events

Recent dramatic events have underscored how water management and policy cannot be based solely on “normal” conditions and gradual change. Reality can quite rapidly and sometimes unexpectedly jar us from a tranquil “Ol’ Man River” situation to one where forces of Nature ravage and destroy lives, property and infrastructure on a massive scale. The devastation in the wake of the tsunami in South East Asia and the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico unveiled the vulnerability of both developed and developing societies to forces of Nature. Increasing numbers of people, concentration of property in disaster-prone areas (notably in coastal areas), and extreme weather conditions combine to exact terrible tolls in human and economic terms, and for long periods. Conventional wisdom about management as a means to facilitate development and promote human well-being in a piecemeal manner under “normal” conditions falls short of tackling these kinds of sudden events. Prolonged droughts and their consequences are other examples of large-scale disasters. Quite simply, strategies must consider the vulnerability of social and infrastructure systems. Sharing benefits or sharing responsibilities?

From linear flow to water re-use

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Tuesday 22 August

Professor Jan Lundqvist, Linköping University, Sweden and SIWI (Chair) Ms. Katarina Andrzejewska, SIWI, Sweden (Secretary) Mr. Anders Berntell, SIWI, Sweden Professor Asit K. Biswas, Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico Dr. Gunilla Brattberg, Stockholm Water Company, Sweden Professor Klas Cederwall, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Professor Boniface Egboka, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria Professor Malin Falkenmark, SIWI, Sweden Ms. Ulla-Britta Fallenius, The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Sweden Mr. Claus Hagebro, Weconsult, Denmark Mr. Robert Martin, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Co-opted Member) Professor Saburo Matsui, Kyoto University, Japan Dr. David Molden, International Water Management Institute (Co-opted Member) Ms. Lynn Orphan, Water Environment Federation Professor Ausaf Rahman, USA Mr. Michael Rouse, UK

Monday 21 August

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Sunday 20 August Friday 25 August

discussion on how water can be allocated and shared can be replaced by a more useful discussion on how these benefits can be shared in society. Hence, the notion of “sharing benefits” rather than “sharing water” has been promoted. Discussed originally in the context of transboundary water courses, the notion is valid also at national and lower levels of society. Natural resources use which takes into account geography, water availability, soils, economic opportunities, etc., generates more benefits per unit of water than a strategy where water is shared between political constituencies and used sector-wise. Regional specialisation and collaboration could optimise resource use, strengthen bonds across political and other divides and contribute to stability and security. A basic assumption, however, is that there is something to share. In many river basins and countries, there is development potential, but a lack of investments, exchange mechanisms, and tangible goods and services which can be shared. In poor areas, water may be one of the most obvious assets that can be shared. Initially, then, it is therefore not so much the benefits that may be shared, but rather the innovations, investments and risks. It is also prudent to recognise that environmental and social costs are linked to benefits. Whatever is to be shared – water flow, jobs, food, timber, income, risks, environmental costs, investments, etc. – it is crucial to foster mutual trust and transparency. We need to identify the mechanisms for the processes which will lead to mutual trust and confidence across political and cultural entities.

Saturday 26 August

Photo: Mats Lannerstad

Special Sessions Poster Sessions General Information

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Sunday 20 August Seminars

Closing the Sanitation Loop: Photo: Mats Lannerstad

Innovative Approaches and Operational Strategies for a Systems Approach to Sustainable Sanitation Convenors: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Linköping University and Stockholm Water Company

The seminar will address management, policy and institutional dimensions of the water, sanitation and food nexus. The seminar aim is to: • Promote the vital role of sustainable sanitation to deliver nutrients to secure food production and conserve water, and • Diagnose ecological potentials to plan sustainable habitations for the next generations. The seminar will set the scene for the coming 50 years and the anticipated need to rethink links between sanitation, water and food security. The green revolution has provided enough food for the growing world population since the 1950s. This achievement has required massive inputs of fertilisers and water. The looming shortage of water, fertilisers and suitable land combined with increasing pollution of water sources open up the need for new strategies. It is increasingly difficult to maintain the present idea of linear flows of resources for a variety of technical, economic and other reasons. Influences from what is being done in other sectors such as energy and manufacturing may assist in guiding the way forward. A leading idea is to trap valuable ingredients in discharges directly after use, and Programme

Sunday 20 August, 09:00–17:00

09:00 Registration 09:30 Welcome to the Seminar. Dr. Johan Rockström, Executive Director, SEI 09:45 Reuse: Making an Asset Out of Wastewater. Prof. Frank Rijsberman, Director General, International Water Management Institute 10:30 Safe and Sustainable Sanitation in Tamil Nadu: A Case Study. Mrs. Shantha Sheila Nair, Former Principal Secretary Rural Development, Tamil Nadu, India 11:00 The Sanitation Challenge in Policy Making. Hon. Derek Hanekom, Deputy Minister for Science and Technology, South Africa 11:30 Water Shortage and the Need for Sustainable Sanitation in Northern China. Mr. Hao Yidong, Vice Chairman, People’s Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China 11:40 Panel Discussion with the Speakers 12:30 Lunch 12

treat and return them to the production/manufacturing processes. Sustainable sanitation strategies aim at reducing the mixing of flows of materials in order to contain, treat and reuse the water and nutrients. Such a holistic approach is just starting to be applied to water and nutrient flows to enhance sustainable practices. The seminar will bank on these experiences, not the least for urban sanitation to be part of the global nutrient and water cycles. The World Health Organization (WHO) is active in rethinking sanitation and has recently issued guidelines for reuse of greywater, urine and faecal matter. These map out ways that nutrients and water can be recovered, treated and reused. Effective technologies are being developed which take into account local contexts (economic, physical, social etc.). Other management measures relate to selection criteria and processes for sanitation arrangements. The keynote and ensuing speakers will elaborate on this intriguing puzzle to make pieces fit reasonably well to sustainable sanitation requirements. Recommendations from this seminar will be forwarded to the World Water Week Scientific Programme Committee for consideration in the week’s overarching conclusions. Folkets Hus, Congress Hall B

13:45 The New Sanitation: A Basis for the Safe Use of Excreta and Greywater in Agriculture. Prof. Thor-Axel Stenström, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control and WHO Consultant 14:15 Securing Sustainable Recirculation for Food Security and Improved Health. Ms. Margaret A. Mukulo, Rural Outreach Program (ROP), Nairobi, Kenya 14:40 Institutional and Management Dimensions of Urban Ecological Sanitation. Dr. Ana Cordova, Director General of Research on Ecological Landscape Planning and Ecosystem Conservation, National Institute of Ecology, Mexico 15:00 Coffee/Tea 15:30 Food Security – More Crop Per Drop and Dropping. Dr. Jan-Olof Drangert, Linköping University, Sweden 15:40 Plenary Discussion and Recommendations to the World Water Week 16:30 Closing Remarks. Dr. Johan Rockström, SEI


Sunday 20 August

Social and Environmental Change in a Transboundary River Basin: Linking Regional Drivers and Livelihood Vulnerabilities in the Greater Mekong Region Convenor: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) – Asia

Folkets Hus, Room 203

Friday 25 August

Photo: Michael Moore, SIWI

Thursday 24 August

10:30 Tonle Sap Lake, Inland Fisheries in the Mekong, Resource Rich But Vulnerable Livelihoods. Mr. Mak Sithirith, Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT), Cambodia 10:55 Land Use Change in Upland Laos. Dr. Linkham Doungsavanh, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), Laos 11:20 Science Policy Interface: Making Vulnerability Research Policy Relevant. Dr. Frank Thomalla, SEI 11:45 Moderated Discussion with Panel and Audience

Wednesday 23 August

09:00 Regional Drivers of Change and High Risk Areas in the Mekong. Mr. Vikrom Mathur, SEI – Asia 09:25 Presentation of the Four Case Studies Conflict Over Common Property and Indigenous Resources in Yunnan, People’s Republic of China. Mr. Li Bo, Centre for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge, China 09:55 Socially Differentiated Vulnerability in the Mekong Delta as it Relates to the Regional Context. Dr Fiona Miller, SEI 10:15 Coffee Break

Sunday 20 August, 09:00–12:00

Tuesday 22 August

Programme

ting, and increase the effectiveness of vulnerability reduction and poverty alleviation strategies. This work is part of the SEI Poverty and Vulnerability Programme, which undertakes applied research and policy support to address the challenge of reducing human vulnerability to environmental and socio-economic change and to support the overall goals of poverty reduction and sustainable development. For more information please go to www.sei.se or www.vulnerabilitynet.org

Monday 21 August

The Mekong Region – comprised of the five countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Yunnan Province of China through which the Mekong River runs – is a region in transition. The seminar will present ongoing research to identify and analyse high risk areas in the Mekong with the aims to improve scientific and policy ability to identify the most vulnerable populations, provide early warning and intervention strategies for vulnerable situations, support priority set-

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Sunday 20 August

SIWI Seminar for Young Water Professionals:

Co-management of Water for Livelihoods and Ecosystems Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

Is it possible to reduce poverty and hunger without further degrading ecosystems? The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment warned that progress towards the goals of poverty reduction, improved health and environmental protection is unlikely to be sustained if ecosystems continue to be degraded. The use and management of water across all sectors, from agriculture to fisheries to industry, often in efforts to reduce poverty, have however often resulted in degradation of ecosystems and the goods and services they provide.

The SIWI Seminar for Young Water Professionals, which supports young professionals in their efforts related to water, will explore the links between water management, livelihoods and ecosystem goods and services from a multidisciplinary perspective. It will address ways in which water can be co-managed to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods, while sustaining ecosystem services and restoring degraded ecosystems.

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Programme Chair: Dr. Line Gordon, Stockholm University, Sweden Co-chair: Ms. Rebecca Löfgren, SIWI Rapporteur: Dr. Lisa Schipper, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) 09:00 Introduction by Chairs 09:10 Small Scale Water Innovations for Ecosystem Restoration in Semi-arid Agro-ecosystems. Dr. Deborah Bossio, IWMI (Invited Speaker) 09:35 Building Resilience in Semi-arid Agro-ecosystems: The Importance of Managing Water and Soils for Food Production and Ecosystem Insurance Capacity. Ms. Elin Enfors, Stockholm University, Sweden 09:55 Negotiated River Basin Management for Co-managing Ecosystems and Livelihoods. Ms. Parineeta Dandekar, Gomukh Environmental Trust for Sustainable Development, India

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Sunday 20 August, 09:00–16:30

Folkets Hus, Room 300

10:15 Is Co-management of the Okavango Delta Resources Possible and Can it Guarantee both Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystem Protection? Ms. Phemo Kgomotso, University of Western Cape, South Africa 10:35 Coffee Break 11:00 Rehabilitation of Tanks in Tamil Nadu for Livelihood Security and Ecosystem Development. Mr. Karthikeyan Matheswaran, Anna University, India 11:20 Industry, Community and Research Collaboration for Sustainable Water Management – Some Australian Experience. Ms. Anwen Lovett, Land & Water Australia 12:00 Lunch 13:30 Group Discussions 14:30 Coffee Break 15:00 Group Discussions 15:40 Final Discussion and Conclusions


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– The Hidden Asset for Riparian Cooperation in Africa Convenors: Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany, International Association for Hydrogeologists (IAH), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), UNEP Division of the Global Environment Facility (UNEP DGEF) and UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP)

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Friday 25 August

10:45 African Cases, Processes, Obstacles and Ways Forward, Concentration on Benefits for the People in the Region, Beyond the Actual, Technical Joint Resource Management Issues Chair: Prof. Jan Lundqvist, SIWI • Iullemeden Aquifer System. Dr. Abdel Kader Dodo, Observatory of the Sahara and the Sahel, Tunisia • Lake Chad Basin. Mr. Segun Adelana, IAH, Vice-President Sub-Sahara Africa, South Africa • Cases from SADC Region. Mr. Piet Heyns, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development, Namibia Discussion 12:00 Lunch Break 13:30 Panel Discussion: Why do We Need Transboundary Groundwater Cooperation? Potentials and Benefits Moderator: Mr. Peter Croll, Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC), Germany Panel Participants: Dr. Henry Ntale, African Ministers’ Council on Water, Uganda, (tbc); Dr. Alice Aureli, UNESCOIHP; Dr. Wilhelm Struckmeier, BGR, Germany; IAH (tbc); Mr. Shammy Puri, UNEP DGEF; NGO Representatives (tbc) 14:30 Coffee Break 15:00 Panel Discussion (cont.): What Kind of International Processes/Support are Needed to Enhance Cooperation Processes? 16:30 Wrap-up and Conclusions. Mr. Peter Croll, BICC 17:00 Closure. BGR, UNESCO

Thursday 24 August

Folkets Hus, Room 307

Wednesday 23 August

09:00 Welcome Address. Prof. Jan Lundqvist, SIWI • Opening Statement on the Behalf of Convenors. Mr. Martin Kipping, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development – BMZ, Germany • Opening Statement by Dr. Jaiafar Abubakar Sedeeq, African Ministers’ Council on Water, Nigeria, tbc 09:15 Keynotes on Technical, Legal, Institutional Issues for Shared Groundwater Cooperation with Special Focus on Generation of Regional Benefits in Sub-Saharan Africa Chair: Dr. Ralf Klingbeil, BGR • Introductory Note on the Transboundary Aquifers Main Issues, Recommendations of the UNESCO ISARM Project, Focus on SSA. Mr. Shammy Puri, UNEP Division of Global Environment Facility (DGEF) • Role of Law and Institutions in the Management of Transboundary Aquifers, Focus on Benefits for SSA. tbc • The Status of Transboundary Aquifers in the Draft Articles at the UN ILC and in Regional Conventions in Africa. Ms. Raya Stephan, UNESCO • Inventory of Transboundary African Aquifer Systems. Dr. Bo Appelgren, International Shared Aquifer Resource Management – ISARM Africa Discussion 10:15 Coffee Break

Sunday 20 August, 09:00–17:00

Tuesday 22 August

Programme

The aim of this seminar is to bring out the relevance of riparian cooperation on groundwater and to clarify what benefits such cooperation can generate and in which way they can be best created. Benefits in this context should not be limited to economic gains but also include increased social and ecological welfare. The seminar provides a forum for the exchange of experiences from African transboundary aquifers. On the basis of these experiences it is envisaged to stimulate the dialogue between policy makers and experts from North and South to elaborate new ideas for transboundary cooperation on groundwater. A key element of this seminar is the multi-dimensional approach to benefit sharing. Groundwater is of vital importance for Sub-Saharan Africa regarding different aspects of society like human well-being (drinking water supply), economic development (industry, agriculture) as well as preserving the environment for future generations. These manifold functions of groundwater require transboundary cooperation beyond economic benefit sharing.

Monday 21 August

Groundwater is of vital importance for Africa as about 60 to 90% of all communities are served by this resource. The conditions for using groundwater differ substantially and require specialised know-how. This is even more obvious in cases of transboundary aquifers because usage of groundwater on one side of a border can considerably influence the situation on the other side. In the framework of its International Shared Aquifer Resources Management (ISARM) project, UNESCOIHP organised the international workshop on “Managing Shared Squifer Resources in Africa” in Tripoli, June 2002. As a result, more than 38 transboundary aquifers were identified and mapped. Despite the relevance of these basins for the well-being of people in many countries, there are very few attempts until now to cooperate on their management. While cooperation on surface watercourses is gaining more and more attention in Africa, fostering the creation and sharing of benefits from transboundary aquifers remains a main duty for today’s and future water managers.

Sunday 20 August

Under Cover? Transboundary Aquifers


Sunday 20 August

Environmental Conflicts and the Role of Media Convenors: International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ) and Swedish Association for Environmental Journalists (MÖF) with support from the Swedish Water House (SWH)

This seminar concerns environmental conflicts from the perspective of media coverage. What roles do media actually have in environmental confl icts? How is media perceived by other actors in a confl ict situation? What are the expectations on media in these situations? Invited international delegates from the International Federation of Environmental Journalists, IFEJ, will present their own experiences of topical environmental conflicts to inspire the following discussions between all the workshop participants. This is a unique occasion where journalists, policy makers, practitioners and representatives from non-governmental organisations have a chance to meet and discuss the topic “Environmental Conflicts and the Role of Media”. The results from the discussions will be summarised and presented in the exhibition space during the World Water Week to enable further dialogue.

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Sunday 20 August, 09:00–12:00

Moderator: Mr. Johan Kuylenstierna, Project Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), and Manager, SWH, Sweden 09:00 Introduction 09:05 Welcome Addresses • Mr. Lars Ringberg, MÖF, Sweden • Mr. Anders Berntell, Executive Director, SIWI 09:20 Fighting Pollution in Nigeria: The Amukoko Local Government Area Case. Ms. Jennifer Igwe, The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA Channel 5), Nigeria 09:35 The Role of Media in Advocating Environmental Protection in the Philippines. Ms. Tess Raposas, Freelance Journalist, Philippines 09:50 Environmental Conflicts and the Role of Media. Mr. Darryl D’Monte, Former Chief Editor, The Times of India, and President, IFEJ, India 10:05 Challenges of Environmental Reporting in Ghana. Mr. Mike Anane, Freelance Journalist and President of the League of Environmental Journalists, Ghana 16

Folkets Hus, Lilla Teatern

10:20 Moderator Introduction to Coffee Discussions 10:30 Coffee and Informal Discussions 11:00 Panel and Discussion Panellists: • Mr. Robert A. Thomas, Interim Director, School of Mass Communications, Loyola University, USA • Prof. Kevin Noone, Executive Director, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, Sweden • Ms. Sunita Narain, Executive Director, Centre for Science and Environment, India • Mr. Henrik Stridsman, Director of Communications, ITT Flygt AB, Sweden 11:45 Moderator Summary 12:00 Close


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Monday 21 August

Saudi Water Day Convenors: Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water, Prince Sultan Research Center for Environment, Water and Desert, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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14:40 The Efforts of the Ministry of Water and Electricity in Developing and Structuring the Water and Wastewater Sector in the Kingdom. Mr. Loay Musallam, Deputy Minister for Planning and Development, Ministry of Water and Electricity, Saudi Arabia 15:00 Coffee Break Including Saudi Dates and Refreshments 15:20 Advanced Methods in Rainwater Harvesting in Saudi Arabia and Arid Regions. Prof. Abdulaziz Al-Turbak, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia 15:40 Groundwater Rise Control in Saudi Cities. Prof. Omar Aburizaiza, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia 16:00 Assessment of Polymers Effects on Irrigation Water Consumption and Soil Properties in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Yousef Y. Al-Dakheel, Director, Water Studies Center, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia 16:20 The Role of the Saudi Fund for Development in Supporting Water Projects in Developing Countries. Mr. Fawzi O. Alsuad, Consultant, Saudi Funds for Developments, Saudi Arabia 16:40 Open Discussion and Concluding Remarks 17:00 Close

Saturday 26 August

Chair: Dr. AbdulMalek A. Al-Alshaikh, General Secretariat of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW), Prince Sultan Research Center for Environment, Water and Desert, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia Rapporteur and Coordinator: Prof. Walid Abderrahman, President, Saudi Water Association, Manager, Water Section, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia 13:30 The Role of Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water in Advancement of Water Science and Technologies Worldwide. Dr. AbdulMalek A. Al-Alshaikh, General Secretariat of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW), Prince Sultan Research Center for Environment, Water and Desert, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia 13:55 Seawater Desalination as Strategic Option for Water Shortage. H.E. Mr. Fuheed Al Sharief, Governor, Sea Water Desalination Corporation, Saudi Arabia 14:20 Decision Support System for Groundwater Resources Management in Saudi Arabia and Arid Regions. Prof. Walid Abderrahman, President, Saudi Water Association, Manager, Water Section, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Friday 25 August

Sunday 20 August, 13:30–17:00

Thursday 24 August

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Wednesday 23 August

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ter to the audience at a well known platform that includes water specialists and professionals from different countries of the world. To introduce examples of the experiences, latest scientific solutions and advancements in water resources management and development under the extremely arid conditions of Saudi Arabia which have been developed by the Saudi research centers and universities. To introduce the newly developed National Saudi Water Strategy using integrated approaches for meeting the long-term water challenges under scarce water conditions. To brief the audience about the Saudi contribution for solving the water problems worldwide, especially in Asia and Africa. To address scientific advancements for large-scale production by sea water desalination technologies.

Tuesday 22 August

The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water was announced in 2002. The Prize is intended to reward the efforts undertaken by innovative scholars and scientists as well as applied organisations in the realm of water resources worldwide. The Prize aims to advance the research dedicated to solving the problems associated with the provision as well as the preservation of adequate and sustainable water resources, particularly in arid regions. The international award is bestowed in five branches, each receiving a monetary award of 500,000 Saudi Riyals (about usd 133,000). The Prize is accompanied by a gold medallion, armour and a certificate. The Prize embraces the following branches: surface water, groundwater, alternative (non-traditional) water resources, water resources management, and protection of water resources. Goals of the seminar are: 1. To show the real and noble objectives of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Wa-


Sunday 20 August

Environmental Flows:

Creating Benefits for Ecosystems and People? Convenors: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), The World Conservation Union (IUCN), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Delft Hydraulics, DHI Water and Environment, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and the Swedish Water House (SWH)

The concept of environmental flows, commonly understood as the flow regime required to sustain freshwater dependent ecosystems, provokes diverging views. Are environmental flows only for nature, or also for people? Is water for ecosystems a threat to water for food? Can environmental flows be implemented in developed and developing countries alike? What is the role of information sharing in advancing the concept? How can relevant, state-of-the-art knowledge and experience on environmental flows be shared? This seminar will address these questions as a way to explore how a global network of local and national pracProgramme

Sunday 20 August, 13:30–17:00

Chair: Dr. Ger Bergkamp, Head, Water Programme, The World Conservation Union (IUCN) 13:30 Welcome and Introduction. Dr. Ger Bergkamp, IUCN 13:45 Keynote Speech: Demand of Environmental Flows from a User Perspective. Mr. Sylvand Kamugisha, IUCN Pangani River Basin Management, Tanzania 14:00 Latest Developments in Environmental Flows: A Network Approach to Delivering Progress. Dr. Mike Acreman, CEH, UK 14:15 Roundtable Discussions Participants discuss the implications for how the network will help face the challenges of implementing Environmental Flows, focusing on: 18

titioners and experts on environmental flows can be developed. Revolving and active roundtable discussions will focus on how such a network could be structured and function most effectively. A wide interdisciplinary range of stakeholders, including experts, practitioners, policy makers, local community representatives, end users and participants from all appropriate sectors, are encouraged to participate. The aim will be to identify the added value of such a network by stimulating debate around how stakeholders can contribute, access and share relevant information and experiences on environmental flows from around the world. Norra Latin, Music Room 456

1. Environmental Flows Generate Benefits for People and Ecosystems 2. Environmental Flows are Essential for Delivering the MDGs and for Reducing Poverty 3. Environmental Flows are an Essential Part of IWRM, River Basin Management and Environmental Impact Assessment. 4. Environmental Flows Needs Technical, Social, Political and Economic Support for Implementation 16:30 Synthesis of Discussions by Facilitators of Roundtables 17:00 Conclusions Including Statements of the Outputs from the Seminar and the Way Forward

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An Open Discussion to Explore the Development of a Global Environmental Flows Network of Local and National Practitioners and Experts


What’s Water Worth? Sunday 20 August

The Economic Case for Water in Poverty Reduction and National Development Convenors: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and World Health Organization (WHO)

and benefits of achieving the water and sanitation MDGs; and household-level analyses of water projects.

Programme

Monday 21 August

Sunday 20 August, 13:30-16:30 Folkets Hus, Room 203

Wednesday 23 August Thursday 24 August

13:30 Opening Address. Dr. Håkan Tropp, SIWI 13:40 Keynote Speech: The Argument for Investing in Water for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction. Prof. John Soussan, SEI-UK 14:00 The Poverty-Environment Partnership and the Economic Valuation Initiative. Dr. Joakim Harlin, UNDP 14:20 The Value of Water for Health. Dr. Jamie Bartram, WHO 14:50 Field Methodologies for Cost-Benefit Analyses. Ms. Laura Hucks, WaterAid 15:20 Panel Discussion: Why are water investments not seen as providing competitive returns? What evidence will counter that perception? What is needed to influence the decision making process? Panel Members: • Dr. Vahid Alavian, The World Bank • Dr. Aaron Salzberg, U.S. Department of State • Mr. Jan Møller Hansen, Danida • Ministerial-Level Representation from the South 16:20 Closing Remarks. Dr. Håkan Tropp, SIWI

Tuesday 22 August

Addressing water-related challenges in a sustainable manner requires that water resources management and provision of water services are seen as sound public and private investments and key to a strategy that boosts economies, enables poor people to explore new income opportunities and provides them with a fair chance to prosper. Too often investments in water have been seen as producing inadequate direct returns to economic growth and development; as a result, the limited resources available are prioritised for other sectors perceived to be more productive. The evidence available, however, suggests the contrary: that investments in different aspects of water management do offer good holistic rates of return and are indeed worth considering. The session will focus on how to further develop the economic growth and poverty reduction argument for increasing levels of water investment. The session brings together the experiences of a number of international organisations to examine the economics of water in developing countries. Topics will include: the role of water in the livelihoods of the rural and urban poor; the economic impact of improved water resources management and infrastructure development; the costs

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Sunday 20 August Side Events

12:15–13:15

Folkets Hus, Room 307

Local Action: Integrated Water Resources Management for Poverty Alleviation Convenor: Pakistan Water Partnership (PWP)

The Pakistan Water Partnership (PWP), a network of professionals, experts and stakeholders in the water sector in Pakistan and a country partner of GWP, promotes better water resources management and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. PWP has conducted activities for promotion of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and related causes from its inception in February 1999. PWP concluded that success in IWRM requires grassroots action. Thus it helped create a number of local level organisations called ”Area Water Partnerships” (AWPs). AWPs are visualised as a network of existing government departments, line agencies, non-government organisations, community based organisations, local institutions, stakeholders, water experts and common users at the grassroots level, with the prime focus to disseminate, practice and propagate the principles of IWRM to eradicate poverty and improve livelihoods. Eight AWPs have been established throughout the country. The side event will enable participation of representatives of GWP-South Asia and the Country Water Partnerships from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, apart from others. PWP will present two AWPs who have solidly contributed to mitigate problems with local actions by adopting IWRM principles.

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Side Events on 20 August 17:15–18:45

Folkets Hus, Room 203

Promoting Civil Society Partnership in the Water Sector Convenor: Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE)

The current record of civil society engagement by the Lagos Private Sector Participation (PSP) process with respect to transparency and accountability is seen by both civil society and funders/donors to need considerable strengthening. Thus the PAVE project on the Lagos water sector reform monitoring has facilitated civil society participation in the PSP process. The goal of Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is to facilitate and promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources in Nigeria through the development and dissemination of classroom material, including ready-teaching aids such as a curriculum and activity guide. This project is ongoing in schools.

17:15–18:45

Folkets Hus, Room 300

From Poster to PowerPoint to Pod Cast: Reaching the Public with Meaningful Visual Information about Water, Drainage Basins and the Hydrologic Cycle Convenor: Watershed Media Project

Rivers and lakes, as with most surface water, are easily seen. Groundwater, deep oceans, the water sequestered in plants and flows of atmospheric water are not as easily


Monday 21 August

17:15–18:45

Sunday 20 August

perceived. With the most recent developments in sensing and visualisation, many more people can understand and interpret these important parts of the hydrologic cycle. The side event will show and discuss a number of short (1–5 minute) films about water, intended to be disseminated primarily over the internet to an international audience. The many uses of these fi lms will be discussed, including how the films can be made useful for the water community in the dissemination of essential knowledge about water to stakeholders and the general public.

Folkets Hus, Room 307 Tuesday 22 August

New Aid Modalities in the Water Sector

Wednesday 23 August

Convenors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Danida, in Cooperation with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK

Thursday 24 August

Since the early 2000s there have been marked changes in international development cooperation, especially in terms of new aid implementation approaches and delivery mechanisms. Harmonisation and alignment – and mainstreaming – have all received considerable prominence in new aid approaches, and increasingly so in the water sector. This side event explores early lessons learnt in working towards new modalities in the water sector – drawing from lessons learnt by national partners, Danida and DGIS – and seeks to synthesise lessons emerging for both policy and practice. At the same time the side event will draw on a broader range of experiences and seek to develop new action-oriented approaches to improve sharing of experiences in the water sector between and within development partners, governments and civil society. The side event will be chaired by Mr. Jan Møller Hansen, Senior Advisor at the MoFA, Danida, and will feature presentations from Ms. Kathi Welle from ODI, UK, Mr. Frank van Steenbergen from MetaMeta, Netherlands, and speakers from national authorities and partners from Uganda and Vietnam.

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Monday 21 August

World Water Week Opening Plenary Day World Water Week Opening Session

Chair: Mr. Johan Kuylenstierna, Project Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) 10:00 Cultural Event 10:15 Welcome Mr. Anders Berntell, Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) 10:25 Official Opening Address of the 2006 World Water Week Ms. Carin Jämtin, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden 10:40 Keynote Speaker H.R.H. The Prince of Orange 11:05 Keynote Speaker Ms. Doris Ombara, Project Officer, World Wide Fund for Nature, East Africa 11:30 2006 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Lecture Challenging Prevailing Wisdoms. Prof. Asit K. Biswas, President, Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico 12:00 Lunch Plenary Session

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Chair: Prof. Jan Lundqvist, Chair, Scientific Programme Committee, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) 13:30 Introduction

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13:35 Benefit Sharing of Transboundary Waters between Canada and the United States. Rt. Honourable Herb Gray, Chair, Canadian Section, International Joint Commission of Canada and the United States 13:55 At the Crossroads: Balancing Competing Interests and Responsibilities in River Basin Ecosystem Management. Ms. Tabeth Chiuta, IUCN ROSA Regional Programme Coordinator, Zimbabwe 14:15 Feeding the World. Prof. Frank Rijsberman, Director General, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) 14:35 Natural Disasters and Extreme Climate Events: Impacts and Implications for Water Resources Management. Dr. Chennat Gopalakrishnan, Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA 15:00 Coffee Break 15:30 High-Level Panel Discussion: “Benefit Sharing in Transboundary Waters” (see next page) This session, which will be moderated by Mr. Nik Gowing, BBC World, will include representatives from government, business, the international institutions and non-governmental organisations. 17:00 End of Plenary Session


High-Level Panel on Benefit Sharing in Transboundary Waters Monday August 21 Tuesday 22 August

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Wednesday 23 August Friday 25 August

be a catalyst for increased security, development and eventually regional stability and peace? The high-level panel will be asked to address the issue of benefit sharing within the context of the World Water Week theme, “Beyond the River – Sharing Benefits and Responsibilities”. The discussions within the panel will contribute significantly to the overall theme of the World Water Week, and therefore also provide input to the workshops, seminars and side events that will follow the plenary session.

Thursday 24 August

Programme Monday 21 August, 15:30–17:00

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Moderator: Mr. Nik Gowing, BBC World Panellists: • Dr. Marwa Daoudy, Graduate Institute for International Studies, Université de Genève, Switzerland • H.E. Ato Asfaw Dingamo, Minister of Water Resources, Ministry of Water Resources, Ethiopia • Mr. David Grey, Senior Water Advisor, The World Bank • H.E. LB Hendricks, Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry, Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, South Africa • Ms. Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment, India • Speaker from India to be comfirmed, Member, Union Public Service Commission of India and Former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India. • Mr. Kevin Watkins, Director, Human Development Report Office, United Nations Development Programme • Mr. Syed Mohammad Zobaer, Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Bangladesh

Saturday 26 August Poster Sessions

The world’s 263 international river basins cover almost half of the surface of the earth. Some 145 countries are classified as riparians to these transboundary basins, and about 45% of the world’s population live in internationally shared river basins. Over 50% of the available surface water is located in transboundary basins. Thus, the arrangements to deal with transboundary basins are a key development imperative. In Stockholm, a high-level panel of distinguished experts will discuss “Benefit Sharing on Transboundary Waters”. The concept of “benefit sharing” has been discussed in the international water debate for some years. Proponents say that the concept, by approaching an international water course through a benefit sharing approach, as opposed to an approach in which one focuses on water allocation and water rights, yields more peaceful and sustainable solutions. An underlying hypothesis of the benefit sharing approach is that the existing cooperation over transboundary waters in certain river basins can be used to promote cooperation in other spheres, thereby potentially functioning as a conflict prevention mechanism. Other examples of benefits to be materialised could be hydropower, improved environmental stewardship, regional integration and increased trade as well as increased development, stability and peace. Benefits could thus both be in terms of increased production, jobs, income, etc., but also in terms of savings, e.g. reduced spending on security measures, lower expenditure for each national unit of joint services covering the basin. One shall also take into account the “intangible” benefits which would stem from increased trust between the riparians in the basin. Increased understanding of the relationship between the technical level (where most of the actual water coordination and cooperation takes place), the political level and the development agenda is therefore important. Some questions to consider: is it reasonable to argue that there are, or can be, cooperative spillover effects as a result of the existing water cooperation on other political questions and issue areas in the region? Can existing cooperation over transboundary water in international river basins be used to promote cooperation in other spheres between the parties? Is it feasible to think that water may

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Monday 21 August Side Events

12:15–13:15

Folkets Hus, Room 307

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Side Events on 21 August 17:15–18:45

Folkets Hus, Room 300

Special Session on the Follow-up to the 4th World Water Forum

Official Development Assistance (ODA) vs. Market-Based Mechanisms (MBM):

Convenors: Comision Nacional del Agua (CONAGUA, Mexico), World Water Council (WWC) and Japan

A Debate on Financing Water Supply and

Water Forum (JWF)

Through the presentation and discussion of the synthesis report and the final report of the 4th World Water Forum, this special session will invite a cross-section of water experts from different disciplines and scopes to share their analysis on the outcomes of the Forum, held in Mexico from March 16–22, 2006. The Forum comprised a number of components, including topic-sessions, a Ministerial Conference, a Forum of Local Authorities, a Parliamentarians Forum, and all of this came together to form an event rich in concrete participation. What were the main achievements of the Forum? Where does this Forum now leave the international water movement? What follow-up should be organised in the coming years? One of the examples of concrete outputs of the Forum was the creation of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF). In this side event, the APWF will make an announcement on the scope of its coming activities, including a first Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Japan in 2007. The discussion will also address the expectations and recommendations of the water community for the 5th World Water Forum, which should take place in Istanbul, Turkey in March 2009. A light lunch will be offered to all participants, as well as a copy of both the final report and the synthesis report of the Forum. Participants will also be invited to freely share their own experiences of and views on the Forum. 24

Sanitation Services in Small Towns Convenors: UN-Habitat and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

Between 2002 and 2004, Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitments to the water sector (globally) nearly doubled. Over the past few years, private charities and multi-national corporations have announced millions of dollars in funds to support basic needs of the poor, including water supply and sanitation, particularly where linked with health outcomes. In an era where attention to financing for the water sector is growing, discussions on adequacy of overall water sector finance, the ability to leverage local sources (i.e. users, domestic banks), absorptive capacity at decentralised levels of water governance, and donor harmonisation/coordination are frequent. On the other hand, abundant liquidity in local financial markets in developing countries, plus increased interest by financiers for transactions, has led to discussions on new approaches to financing the sector. Terms like guarantees, equity, microfinance and output-based aid have entered the jargon alongside traditional grants and concessionary loans. UN-Habitat and the IRC will convene a debate to explore the ins and outs and ups and downs of grant and soft-loans, market-based approaches and everything in between, as relates to financing a sustainable water sector.


Side Events

17:15–18:45

Folkets Hus, Room 307

17:15–18:45

Folkets Hus, Lilla Teatern

Donor Country Approaches to WaterRelated Development Cooperation

Water Scenarios to 2025: Business in the World of Water

Focus Area: Public-Private Partnerships in Water Supply and Sanitation

Convenor: World Business Council for

Wednesday 23 August Thursday 24 August Special Sessions

“Meet and Greet” Mayor’s Reception

Saturday 26 August

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Friday 25 August

In this side event, a number of donor countries will present and discuss their approaches on public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the water sector, based on practical experiences to such partnerships. PPPs are one option among others for private participation in the sector. What are the fundamental issues to be dealt with in order to forge successful partnerships and what is the critical role of donors in relation to such partnerships and in relation to other actors. What are the future challenges and possibilities of such partnerships to be an important tool for achieving the Millennium Development Goal targets on water supply and sanitation? Initial short presentations will be followed by comments from representatives of recipient countries, also providing their perspectives on current and future challenges and opportunities for public-private partnerships. Most of the time will be devoted to moderated, interactive discussions.

Discover the WBCSD Water Scenarios to 2025, and then brainstorm about their relevance in stimulating group discussions. The scenarios offer three stories about the role of business in relation to the growing issue of water in the world. They cover major global challenges of technology, security and interconnectivity, as well as the associated business challenges of innovation, social security to operate and water governance. Rather than offering answers, they create a common language and a shared context so that we can begin conversation on the future of water: our process has involved over 200 people, of which nearly half were from business.

Tuesday 22 August

Mr. Anders Wijkman, Member of the European Parliament Moderator:

Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Monday August 21

Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) in cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for International Development, United Kingdom, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, State Department, USA and The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Monday 21 August, 19:30–21:30

Poster Sessions

The Lord Mayor of Stockholm, on behalf of the City of Stockholm, is pleased to give an opening reception at the Stockholm City Hall for all World Water Week participants. Join your colleagues in Stockholm’s beautiful City Hall, with its imposing facades and National Romantic style inspired by the palaces of the Renaissance. Price: By invitation from the City of Stockholm. 25

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Tuesday 20 August

Workshop 1

Tools for Benefit Sharing in Transboundary Settings Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Co-convenors: Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) and The World Bank Workshop Discussion Entry Points

The best way to facilitate transboundary development seems to be sharing the benefits between parties. This is not just about the physical allocation of the water resource but also the environmental and socio-economical benefits, which are based upon regional economic development and integration. Political transboundary agreements aim to promote development initiatives, collaboration and investments and thereby lead to increased trade and stability. Bureaucracy and/or positive interdependence?

A high political focus and establishment of commissions and agreements must involve the political system and bureaucracy. Will the hegemony in the region use the system for its own purposes or will a positive interdependency be created

between parties? Which types of instruments are needed by the institutions, for example, for conflict resolution? How to best combine formal and informal institutions?

In some regions both formal and customary, informal institutions and laws for water governance exist in parallel. How can such systems be combined or used for the benefit of the region? What and how about stakeholder involvement?

Currently, there is wide agreement about the importance of stakeholder involvement. What does it entail and how can a proper involvement of stakeholders be ensured? Which political and other tools are needed for an organised management process for the basin as a whole involving public and private stakeholders? Changing mindsets, but how?

Information, communication, negotiations and other means of forming opinion and understanding is important in transboundary contexts. How can we change the mindsets of policy makers and the various stakeholders in order to establish a proper basis for sustainable integrated water resource management in transboundary catchments for the benefit of everybody? Programme Chairs: Mr. Jakob Granit, The World Bank and Mr. Peter J. Croll, BICC R apporteur: Mr. Claus Hagebro, Weconsult, Denmark Co-R apporteur: Mr. Lars Wirkus, BICC 09:00 Introduction by Chairs 09:10 Mainstreaming Politics: The Bottom Line on Transboundary Benefit Sharing. Mr. Larry Swatuk, HOORC, Botswana (Invited Speaker) 09:35 International Cooperation as a Platform for Benefit Sharing within Transboundary River Basins: Ukrainian Experience. Dr. Viacheslav Manukalo, State Hydrometeorological Service, Ukraine 09:55 Counter-hegemony in the Nile River Basin. Ms. Ana Cascao, King’s College of London, UK 10:15 African Models of Transboundary Governance Project. Dr. Jacqueline Ann Goldin, African Water Issues Research Unit, University of Pretoria, South Africa 10:35 Coffee Break 11:00 The Development of Institutional Mechanisms to Facilitate Multilateral Cooperation in the Mobilization of Shared Resources in Internationally Shared Watercourse Systems: The Okavango River. Mr. Pieter Heyns, Ministry of Agriculture, Namibia 26

Tuesday 22 August, 09:00–17:00

Norra Latin, Room 361

11:20 Discussion 12:00 Lunch 13:30 Prospects of Cooperation in the Euphrates-Tigris Basin. Prof. Olcay Unver, Kent State University, USA 13: 50 Customary Water Governance – A Neglected Approach to Benefit Sharing in Transboundary River Basins. Dr. Volker Boege, BICC 14:10 Benefit Sharing and Interdependency in Developing International River Basins: A Comparative Study. Dr. Naho Mirumachi, University of Tokyo, Japan 14:30 Coffee Break 15:00 Which Conflict Management Factors can be Identified in order to Promote Cooperation on Shared River Basins? Current Hungarian and German Approaches. Ms. Nike Sommerwerk, Consultant, Germany 15:20 Frame Agreement for Territorial Development, River Contract of Olona-Bozzente-Lura Basin. Mr. Angelo Elefanti, Lombardi Region Public Utilities General Department, Italy 15:40 Integrative Management of Water Sector in Israel and its Neighbors. Mr. David Yaroslavitz, Water Commission, Israel 16:00 Final Discussion and Conclusions


Workshop 2

Water and Trade: Matching International Water Availability and Local Needs Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Co-convenors: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), The University of Tokyo and World Water Council (WWC)

Trade regulations

Diverse and strong economies are water secure even if they are poorly endowed with water. Economies that are well endowed with water can, however, face water poverty. Water poverty occurs if an economy does not have the institutions and adaptive capacity to manage their water resources effectively. The most effective and strategic remedies to water scarcity lie in the promotion of socioeconomic development. Contributing to the diversification of an economy is much more important than the effective allocation and management of local watershed water in the achievement of water security.

In today’s interdependent world water issues cannot be treated as separate from other fields. Indeed, water is interconnected to the international trading system. How are the negotiations and regulations, for instance, within the World Trade Organisation (WTO) affecting water management? To what extent are trade regulations in the international context affecting the prospects of different sectors, for instance, the rules and regulations concerning agricultural products?

Tuesday 22 August, 09:00–12:00

10:10 Time for Questions 10:20 Limits of Virtual Water Trade, and Alternatives. Ms. Shiney Varghese, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, USA 10:30 Coffee Break 11:00 Managing Dynamic Resource Externalities with Trade Implications: The Case of Virtual Water. Dr. Siwa Msangi, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 11:10 The Concept of Virtual Water Trade – an Environmental Research Perspective. Ms. Lena Partzsch, Free University of Berlin, Germany 11:20 International Trade and Water Flows in Colombian Agriculture: Analysis for the Period 1961–2004. Prof. Mario Alejandro Perez-Rincon, Universidad del Valle – Instituto CINARA, Colombia 11:30 Discussion and Conclusions 12:00 Lunch

Saturday 26 August Special Sessions

Chair: Prof. John Anthony Allan, King’s College London and School of Oriental and African Studies, UK Co-Chairs: Dr. Mikiyasu Nakayama, The University of Tokyo, and Dr. Hong Yang, EAWAG R apporteur: Dr. Magdy Hefny, The Regional Center for Research and Studies of Water Ethics (under UNESCO), Egypt Co-R apporteur: Dr. Naho Mirumachi, The University of Tokyo 09:00 Introduction by Chairs 09:10 How International Trade Discounts Water Management: The Case from India. Ms. Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment, India (Invited Speaker) 09:30 Dr. Mohammed Ait Kadi, President, Council for Agricultural Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Morocco. (Invited Speaker) 09:50 Various Ways of Estimating the Virtual Water Trade for Various Purposes. Prof. Taikan Oki, University of Tokyo, Japan (Invited Speaker)

Folkets Hus, Congress Hall B

Friday 25 August

Programme

Institutional capacity at national and other decision making levels is a key issue in opportunities for good water (and other issues) management. What kinds of institutions are required to build an adaptive capacity to promote socio-economic development in water scarce regions? What are the requirements in terms of human resources, e.g. training and skills, to ensure efficient functioning of the institutions?

Thursday 24 August

A key challenge is how to achieve socio-economic development and diversification of a national economy thus enhancing the chances for water security. What are the social, political and other opportunities and barriers for increased diversification of an economy facing water stress?

Institutional and human resource capacities Wednesday 23 August

Socio-economic diversification, but how?

Tuesday August 22

Workshop Discussion Entry Points

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Tuesday 20 August

Workshop 4

Benefits and Responsibilities of Decentralised and Centralised Approaches for Management of Water and Wastewater Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Co-convenors: International Water Association (IWA) and Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP)

Workshop Discussion Entry Points

A cascading use of water and nutrients

An integrated concept for water, sanitation and wastewater system solutions is of great importance for sustainable development and to reach the MDGs. The workshop aims at encouraging decision makers to consider the policy steps necessary to achieve improved integration in planning and service delivery of water, sanitation and wastewater. The outcome should be used in attempts to sensitise users to the benefits and responsibilities of an integrated system, whilst retaining their active participation at local levels.

The conventional linear principle in water management and wastewater handling implies missed opportunities, for instance, to re-use nutrients in wastewater. What technological options exist for a cascading use of water and re-use of nutrients and what policy measures are required to stimulate a water strategy in this direction?

Policy steps and institutional arrangements needed

Almost by definition, government departments have a top-down approach in policy making. At the same time, they are or could be the custodians for an involvement of communities. What arrangements need to be made in order to have a functional and effective balance between a top-down and bottom-up approach? Programme Chair: Prof. Ausaf Rahman, USA Co-Chair: Mr. Michael Rouse, UK R apporteur: Dr. Gunilla Brattberg, Stockholm Water Company, Sweden Commentator: Mr. Piers Cross, WSP-Africa 09:00 Introduction by Chairs 09:10 The Role of Mapping in the Development of a Decentralized Wastewater and Sewage System: The Cas of Karachi. Dr. Arif Hasan, Urban Resource Centre, Pakistan (Invited Speaker) 09:45 Livable Pra-sae River; Five Strategic Actions to Enhance Benefits in Water and Wastewater Management. Mrs. Tharee Kamuang, Thailand Environmental Institute 10:00 When Communication Counts – Sharing Tasks and Changing Roles in Dondo. Mr. Alberto Cumbana, PAARSS, Mozambique 10:15 A Discussion on Water Planning and Policy Related to Rural Water Supply in China. Dr. Cailing Hu, Oxford Brookes University, UK 10:30 Coffee Break 11:00 Management of Wastewater and Stormwater Drainage Systems in Kolkata – Problems and Recent Measures Taken. Mr. Shivashish Bose, Jadavpur University, India 11:15 Implementation of Decentralised Water and Wastewater Management in South Africa: Progress and Problems. Prof. Christiaan Schutte, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Education, awareness building and knowledge transfer

Opportunities for structured and continuous learning are required at all levels from the local to the national and international level. What are the channels to increase the knowledge and understanding among different groups of people that clean water is everybody’s business? What is the role of training courses, school programmes, etc?

Tuesday 22 August, 09:00–15:30

Norra Latin, Room 359

11:30 Responsibility in Processes. Stakeholders Mobilize for IWRM in Northern Uplands, Vietnam. Ms. Ngoc Pham Thi Bich, Vietnam Institute for Water Resources Research 11:45 Discussion 12:00 Lunch 13:30 Central and Local Governments Engaging NGOs for Testing and Demonstrating New Approaches to Service Delivery in Water and Sanitation in Uganda. Ms. Caroline Batanda Kisamba, Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network 13:45 The River Basin Plan as a Mechanism to Consolidate an Integrated Approach. Ms. Valéria Nagy de Oliveira Campos, Universidade de São Paulo – USP, Brazil 14:00 Strategy for Widespread Implementation of Numerous, Independent, Small Scale Household Water Treatment Programs. Ms. Camille Dow Baker, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, Canada 14:15 Local Millennium Development Goals – Initiative (LMDG-I). Ms. Ifeoma Charles-Monwuba, WaterAid, Nigeria 14:30 Coffee Break 15:00 Final Discussion and Conclusions


Workshop 6

Changing Diets and their Implications for Water, Land and Livelihoods Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Co-convenors: International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Workshop Discussion Entry Points

Fish play a significant role as a source of food, in livelihoods and in an ecological perspective. But there are significant

Folkets Hus, Room 203

14:20 Discussion 14:30 Coffee Break Sub-session 2: Diets 15:00 Poster Summary 15:15 Urbanization in West Africa: Impact on Diets, Informal Irrigation and Health Risks. Dr. Pay Drechsel, IWMI, Ghana 15:30 Malnutrition, Obesity and Projected Water Demands. Dr. Stephen Brichieri-Colombi, King’s College London University, Italy 15:45 Final Discussion 16:00 General Discussion and Conclusions

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Poster Sessions

Chairs: Dr. David Molden, IWMI and Dr. Johan Rockström, SEI R apporteur: Mr. Mats Lannerstad, Linköping University, Sweden 13:30 Introduction Sub-session 1: Water Requirements 13:40 Improving Livestock Water Productivity to Help Satisfy Future Human Dietary Requirements. Dr. Don Peden, ILRI, Ethiopia (Invited Speaker) 14:00 Invisible Linkages of Intensive Livestock Production: Consequences for Freshwater and Marine Resources and Ecosystem Functioning. Dr. Lisa Deutsch, Centre for Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (CTM, Stockholm University), Sweden (Invited Speaker)

Tuesday 22 August, 13:30–17:00

Special Sessions

Programme

What are ways to reduce water requirements, and to increase nutrition, income and other livelihood benefits, for both the rural poor and the growing number of urban poor? What are the realistic opportunities to improve the diet of the poor and undernourished while reducing water use? Are livelihood improvements among the poor and the achievements of overall water use at “an acceptable level” compatible objectives?

Saturday 26 August

Role of aquaculture and capture fisheries?

Livelihood improvements and acceptable water use?

Friday 25 August

What are the differences in water requirements between pastoral (relying on grazing grasslands), mixed crop and livestock systems (where animals can eat crop residues), and industrial livestock systems (where grain is grown for feed)? How do we calculate water requirements in each case, and what are the ecological and livelihood trade-offs and impacts?

differences between capture fisheries and aquaculture in terms of water requirements. Aquaculture, for instance, needs water of high quality and the water regime plays a major role in many fisheries. How should water requirements in fisheries be calculated, and what are different ecological and livelihood impacts of water use in each case?

Thursday 24 August

food production systems

Photo: Michael Moore, SIWI

Wednesday 23 August

Variation in water requirements between

Tuesday August 22

The workshop addresses the role of freshwater in producing balanced and nutritious diets. Meat and dairy production requires large amounts of water. While this has lead to demands for reduced meat production, millions of poorly nourished people need more dietary protein. Moreover, livestock and fish production provide opportunities for poor farmers and herders to increase income. In balancing water between humans and ecosystems, there is a conceptual difficulty in the sense that water consumed for meat production on grazing land supports also a variety of other ecosystem services. Well managed grazing might also be an efficient and productive use of rainfall on land unsuitable for crops. Inland fisheries and aquaculture have special water requirements, often competing with water for agriculture.


Tuesday 22 August Seminars

Climate and Water-related Risks 2005 – The Year When Climate Change Became Reality. Are the Strategies for Coping with Climate and Water-related Risks Good Enough? Photo: SIWI

Convenor: Munich Re Foundation

Man-made climate change will have a tremendous impact on the water cycle and on water-related natural disasters. The year 2005 saw record-breaking losses due to hurricanes in the Caribbean, but also due to floods in other regions of the world such as the Alps, in Romania and in India. The seminar will summarise the implications of climate- and water-related risks for humans, the enviProgramme

Tuesday 22 August, 09:00–12:00

09:00 Opening Address: Outline of the Goal of the Seminar and Presentation of the Speakers. Mr. Dirk Reinhard, Munich Re Foundation, Germany 09:15 Record Storm and Flood Losses. Mere Chance or a Symptom of Climate Change? Dr. Wolfgang Kron, Munich Re, Geo Risks Research/Environmental Management, Germany 09:45 Risk Management at the Local Level, Targeting the Root Causes. Examples of National and International Strategies for Enhancing Capacities at the Local Level in Central America. Dr. Juan Carlos Villagrán de León, United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security, Germany 10:15 Integrating Climate Change into Future Strategies. How to 30

ronment and the economy and provide an overview of the strategies for coping with these risks, especially with regard to developing countries. It will focus on questions such as: What will be the frequency and intensity of natural disasters in the future? What impact will they have on the people concerned as well as on overall economic and insured losses?

10:45 11:00

11:15 12:00

Folkets Hus, Congress Hall A

Mainstream Climate Adaptation into Integrated Water Resources Management and Development Cooperation. Mr. Holger Hoff, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany Coffee Break Investing in Ecosystem Services to Prepare for Climate Impacts on Water, Nature and People? In What Areas and When can Investments in Ecosystem Services Contribute to Adaptation to Climate Change and Increased Variability. Dr. Ger Bergkamp, The World Conservation Union (IUCN) Panel Discussion End of Seminar


Capturing the Big Picture of Gender in Water Power Relations in Policy and Practise: How to Utilise Existing Knowledge? Convenors: Gender and Water Alliance (GWA), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) Co-convenors: United Nations – Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the UN Task Force for Gender and Water – Division for the Advancement of Women

is often one of lip service or gender neutrality. Why are methodologies and examples not used and replicated? How do gender power relations function at higher levels? The seminar is intended to look at the causes and into drivers for change on different levels and in different contexts.

Tuesday August 22

The knowledge on gender in the different water sectors has expanded considerably over the past decades. There is ample evidence of positive impact of gender mainstreaming leading to greater efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and equity. This is recognised in international agreements, nevertheless the practise in the water world

Wednesday 23 August Thursday 24 August

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11:30 11:50 12:00

Introduction of Panel and Subject. Dr. Sara Ahmed, GWA Steering Committee Panel Members Mrs. Carolyn Hannan, Director, Division for the Advancement of Women, UNDESA Ms. Ethne Davey, Chair, GWA Dr. Håkan Tropp, Project Director, SIWI Mrs. Lakech Haile, Head, Women’s Affairs Department, Ministry of Water Resources, Ethiopia Ms. Mariam Yunusa, Senior Project Manager, Water Sanitation and Infrastructure Branch, UN-Habitat, Kenya Discussion Summarising Key Messages to be Conveyed to the World Water Week End of Seminar

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Poster Sessions

Folkets Hus, Room 300

Special Sessions

Chair: Ms. Ethne Davey, GWA Chair, Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, South Africa Co-chair: Dr. Håkan Tropp, Project Director, SIWI R apporteur: Ms. Esther de Jong, Programme Officer, GWA 09:00 Opening and Introduction of the Session. Ms. Ethne Davey, GWA Chair 09:10 Ms. Thresiamma Mathew, Director, J. Jeevapoorna Trust, India 09:30 Prof. Dr. Demitrius Christofidis, GWA Steering Committee, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil 09:50 Ms. Meena Bilgi, Advisor, Gender, Agriculture and Water, India 10:10 Ms. Marcia Brewster, Task Manager, United Nation Task Force for Gender and Water 10:30 Coffee Break 10:45 Panel Facilitator: Dr. Sara Ahmed, GWA Steering Committee, Advisor, Gender and Water Development, India

Tuesday 22 August, 09:00–12:00

Saturday 26 August

Photo: WSSCC

Friday 25 August

Programme


Partnerships in Action Convenor: Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP)

Worldwide, over 2.6 billion people, or 40% of the world’s population, lack basic sanitation facilities and more than 1.1 billion people have no access to safe water supply. The consequence of this neglect is staggering: 1.6 million deaths per year, including some 4,500 children dying everyday from preventable diarrhoea and water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases. In order to work more effectively towards sustainable sanitation and hygiene solutions, we need to extend alliances and gain momentum through partnerships with a variety of stakeholders and actors. The aim of the seminar is to present and have an interactive discussion on different types of partnerships that have managed to enhance progress, and identify the success factors for replication.

Programme

Tuesday 22 August, 09:00–12:00 Folkets Hus, Room 307

Moderator: Ms. Vanessa Tobin, Chief, Water, Environment and Sanitation, UNICEF 09:00 Welcome and Introduction. Ms. Vanessa Tobin, UNICEF 09:15 The Diorano WASH Coalition, Madagascar – A Multi-stakeholder Partnership in Action. Ms. Dorcas Pratt, WaterAid, Madagascar 09:35 Public Private Partnership for Handwashing – The Global Partnership and the Peruvian Experience. Ms. Rocio Florez, WSP, Peru 10:00 Coffee Break 10:15 The Next Generation – Partnering Up with Youth. Ms. Diana Iskreva, Earth Forever, Bulgaria (tbc) 10:35 National Multi-Stakeholder Campaigning – The WASH Movement in Ethiopia. Mr. Takele Hunde, Hygiene and Sanitation Coordinator, WaterAid, Ethiopia 10:55 Discussion 11:50 Summary and Conclusions 12:00 End of Session

Sanitation Partnerships:

Harnessing their Potential for Urban On-site Sanitation Convenor: Building Partnerships for Development in Water and Sanitation (BPDWS)

This seminar will address the market for on-site sanitation services in poor urban communities, concentrating on the relationships between various stakeholders. Discussions will focus on how partnerships can play one of three roles: improving the existing transactions that take place, harnessing these towards public health goals, and overcoming the institutional fragmentation that bedevils sanitation delivery. Two case studies, from South Africa and Madagascar, will be used to illustrate the issues and promote lively debate amongst participants. Photo: Dr. Olli Varis

Programme Chair: Dr. Darren Saywell, International Water Association (IWA) 13:30 Where Partnerships Fit in the Overall Sanitation Challenge. Dr. Darren Saywell, IWA 13:40 Sketching Sanitation Partnerships. Mr. Ken Caplan, BPDWS 14:10 Key Considerations for Sanitation Partnerships. Mr. David Schaub-Jones, BPDWS 15:00 Coffee Break 15:15 Three Possible Roles for Partnership 32

Tuesday 22 August, 13:30-17:00

Folkets Hus, Room 307

15:35 Partnership Role A: Better Transactions and Improved Customer Relationships. Ms. Dorcas Pratt, WaterAid, Madagascar 16:00 Partnership Role B: Translating Dignity and Comfort into Health and Environmental Protection. Mr. Neil Macleod, eThekweni Metro Water Services, South Africa 16:25 Partnership Role C: Overcoming Fragmentation. Dr. Darren Saywell, IWA 17:00 End of Seminar

Photo: WSSCC

Tuesday Tuesday 22 August22 August


Fighting Corruption to Reduce Poverty: Linking Global and Local Strategies Convenors: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Water Integrity Network (WIN) [IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Swedish Water House (SWH), Transparency International (TI) and Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP)]

Thursday 24 August

Tuesday 22 August, 13:30–17:15

Folkets Hus, Room 300

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Saturday 26 August

• A Framework for Fighting Corruption in the Water Sector Worldwide. Mr. Piers Cross, WSP-Africa, Kenya • Pro-poor Approaches and Policy Interventions to Anti-Corruption in the Water Sector. Mrs. Janelle Plummer, World Bank Consultant, UK, and Dr. Patrik Stålgren, SWH 15:00 Block 4: Learning About Curtailing Corruption in the Water Sector • Transparency in Water Management. Mr. Narasimah Rao Chilukuri, National Level Monitor under the Ministry of Rural Development of the Government of India • Securing Community Water through Combating Corruption. Dr. Ignatius Adeh, Research Fellow, European Institute of Environmental Law Research, University of Bremen, Germany • Tools to Ensure Transparency in Kerala Sanitation Programme. Mrs. Kochurani Mathew, Socio-Economic Units Foundation, India • Improvement of the Governance of Water Utilities. Dr. Kazushi Hashimoto, Director General, Japan Bank for International Cooperation • Facing Up: How Shell Tackles Corruption. Mr. Albert Wong, Head of Policy and External Relations, Shell International, The Netherlands • Perceptions and Levels of Corruption Survey in Southern Africa. Mr. Anton Earle, Director, African Centre for Water Research, South Africa 16:30 Block 5: Concluding Discussion and Way Forward 17:00 End of Seminar 17:15 Open WIN, Water Integrity Network, Meeting to Inform about WIN and raise WIN Membership. Venue: Room 361 Norra Latin

Friday 25 August

Chair: Mr. Paul Hassing, Deputy Director, Environment and Water, Directorate General of International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands Co-Chair: TBA Moderator: Dr. David Nussbaum, Chief Executive Officer, Transparency International - Secretariat, Germany 13:30 Block 1: Seminar Opening and Launch of WIN • Words of Welcome on Behalf of Convenors. Dr. Patrik Stålgren, SWH • Opening Remarks by Convenor and WIN Sponsor. TBA, Government of Sweden, Sweden • Opening Remarks by WIN Sponsor. Mr. Paul Hassing, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands • Launch of the Water Integrity Network (WIN). Dr. Håkan Tropp, WIN Interim Chair, SIWI • TBA, High Level Participant 14:10 Block 2: Keynote Presentations • Keynote 1: Political Commitment and Programs to Fight Corruption in the Water Sector. Dr. Antonio Tujan Jr., Research Director, IBON Foundation Inc., Philippines • Keynote 2: Private Sector Commitments and Programmes to Fight Corruption in the Water Sector. Mr. Syed Adil Gilani, Chief Executive Officer, TI-Pakistan, and Brig. Iftekhar Haider, MD, Karachi Sewerage Board, Pakistan 14:40 Block 3: Setting the Scene for Learning about Anti-corruption in the Water Sector

Wednesday 23 August

Programme

Whereas solid knowledge on how to tackle corruption is in high demand, the supply is low. Notwithstanding some scattered islands of knowledge, the diagnostics on corruption and a systematically developed understanding of anti-corruption measures are only beginning to develop in the water sector. The seminar aims at: increasing awareness of the need for anti-corruption measures in the water sector; expanding knowledge including scope and different kinds of corruption in the sector with a particular focus on how poor people are affected; and exploring anti-corruption mechanisms and how they can be used in the quest to alleviate poverty. The seminar, which focuses on the link between corruption and the creation and alleviation of poverty, will also be a platform for launching WIN – Water Integrity Network.

Tuesday August 22

Policy makers and analysts increasingly agree that corruption is one of the major challenges facing the water sector. The World Bank estimates that corruption undermines efficiency in the water sector by 20–40% and that it functions as an important driver to pollution and over-pumping of ground and surface water. In short, corruption affects the governance of water by deciding who gets what water of what quality when, where and how. It also determines how costs are distributed between individuals, society and the environment. Corruption thus worsens the world water crisis and evidence suggests that the costs are disproportionably borne by the poor and the environment. In addition, corruption can jeopardise democratic principles of equal access in public decision making. Social injustice is another consequence of corruption because it undermines the rule of law and an effective justice system while breeding discretionary and unpredictable law enforcement.


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Tuesday 22 August

Financing Integrated Water Resources Management in the North

– Strategies and Experiences Convenors: Northern Water Network (NoWNET) [Australia Water Partnership, Danish Water Forum, French Coordination for Water, Global Water Partnership, Japan Water Forum, Korea Water Forum, Netherlands Water Partnership, Swedish Water House and World Water Council]

The Northern Water Network (NoWNET), launched at the 3rd World Water Forum in Kyoto in 2003, mobilises networks based in Northern countries to promote and facilitate good water development and management practices. Recognising that Northern countries face serious water management challenges, the objective of NoWNET is to promote the exchange of experiences and knowledge between countries in the North (North-North), while at the same time providing an improved platform and mechanism for the sharing between Northern countries and countries of the South (North-South). Programme Chair: Prof. Torkil Jønch-Clausen, Danish Water Forum R apporteur: Ms. Noriko Yamaguchi, Japan Water Forum 13:00 Opening the Seminar. Prof. Torkil Jønch-Clausen, Danish Water Forum 13:05 Session 1: Partnership and Network Building National Presentations and Experience Sharing (5 minutes each) French Coordination for Water. Mrs. Myriam Constantin, Deputy Mayor Responsible for Water and Sanitation, Paris Danish Water Forum. Dr. Torkil Jønch-Clausen Japan Water Forum. Ms. Noriko Yamaguchi Netherlands Water Partnership. Mr. Jeroen van der Sommen Swedish Water House. Mr. Johan Kuylenstierna 13:35 Panel Discussion: (National representatives, GWP and WWC): Challenges and Opportunities of Partnership and Network Building in the North. What Role can NoWNET Play in International Water Cooperation 14:00 Session 2. Financing Integrated Water Resources Management in the North – Strategies and Experiences Introductory Speaker: Mr. James Winpenny, Wychwood Economic Consulting Ltd., UK

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The seminar will be divided in two different sessions. Session 1 will discuss partnership and network building, and the experiences and lessons learnt from the existing members of the NoWNET on how to build effective cooperation on a national level. Session 2 will focus on water resources management financing strategies in Northern countries and will present a number of national cases. What financing strategies are currently being used? What are the lessons learnt from past and current practices? The seminar will be based on presentations and interactive discussions among presenters and with the audience. Tuesday 22 August, 13:30–17:00

Norra Latin, Room 253

14:20 Economic Consequences of the EU Water Framework Directive – the Danish Perspective. Dr. Jesper Sölver Schou, National Environment Research Institute, Denmark 14:40 Polluter-Pays Principle and Cost-efficiency When Implementing the EU Water Directive in Sweden. Dr. Henrik Scharin, Environmental Economist, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency 15:00 Coffee Break 15:30 Investment in Water and its Contribution to Economic and Social Development in Modern Japan. Dr. Koutaro Takemura, Secretary General, Japan Water Forum 15:50 Financing IWRM in the Netherlands – Principles and Facts. Mr. Henk Tiesinga, Chairman of the Water Board Zuiderzeeland and Member of the Executive Assembly of the Association of Water Boards, The Netherlands 16:10 Short Break 16:20 Panel Discussion. Lessons Learned on Financing IWRM in the North – Implications for the South? Moderator: Mr. James Winpenny, Wychwood Economic Consulting Ltd., UK 16:55 Closing the Seminar. Prof. Torkil Jønch-Clausen, Danish Water Forum


Side Events

Side Events on 22 August 12:15–13:15

Folkets Hus, Room 307

Convenors: Ramboll Natura and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

Small Multi-Purpose Reservoir Planning

12:15–13:15

Folkets Hus, Room 300

The Difference a Tree Can Make:

Convenors: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

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Poster Sessions

Public perception of the effect of trees on watershed function vacillates between strongly positive or negative, influenced by media reports on floods and droughts and scientific responses to publicised perceptions. However, research led by ICRAF and partners shows that trees play a nuanced role in important watershed functions. In water-

Special Sessions

Water, Tree and Soil Interactions in Tropical Watersheds

The Challenge Program on Water and Food’s Small Reservoirs Project is working with stakeholders to develop a set of purpose-built tools and procedures for the appropriate design, operation and maintenance of small multipurpose reservoirs. These tools will assist people working at two scales, the basin scale and the community scale. Well-designed small reservoirs have the potential to improve the lives of people who grow irrigated crops and fi sh, water livestock and use water in their households. With better information, people in small communities will enjoy sustainable production systems that improve their livelihoods without compromising the quality of the environment.

Saturday 26 August

Convenor: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Friday 25 August

Folkets Hus, Room 203

Thursday 24 August

12:15–13:15

Wednesday 23 August

Ramboll Natura of Sweden together with the Stockholm International Water Institute implements Sida’s international training programmes on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and on Integrated Transboundary Water Resources Management (ITWRM). The focus in each course is on the participants’ own job situation. Each participant develops an individual project that highlights opportunities and challenges encountered in their work. At present, training programmes on IWRM include one course where participants are recruited globally and one French speaking course, mainly targeted for West Africa. Three transboundary programmes are available on an annual basis – one global, one for the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region, and one for Lake Victoria. The side event will present these international training programmes and provide an opportunity to meet course participants.

Tuesday August 22

International Training Programmes on Integrated Water Resources Management and Transboundary Water Management

scarce conditions, the use of deciduous trees can greatly reduce water use and competition with crops. In areas of high erosion and sedimentation, maintenance of indigenous trees in riparian areas may be the best option. Three brief presentations at the side event will provide insight into the ways trees can be best managed to advance watershed management objectives and the implications for watershed management policy and programme design. The fi ndings presented at the side event are drawn from more than 20 years of ICRAF research. For the first time, these critical findings are being brought together in a series of information briefs, which will be launched during the side event. With prominent media coverage of floods and landslides, the rise of large scale afforestation projects, and the rooting of carbon sequestration projects, these findings have never been more relevant in guiding decision making processes. Join us and learn the secrets to using trees to achieve your watershed management goals.


Tuesday 22 August

17:15–18:45

Folkets Hus, Room 300

Developing Solutions to Protect the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities:

Stakeholder Dialogue for the European Region Convenors: Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future and UNEP Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA)

The major threats to the health, productivity and biodiversity of the marine environment result from human activities on land – in coastal areas and further inland. Some 80% of the pollution load in the oceans originates from land-based activities, such as aquaculture, sewage, tourism and mining. The Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) is one important response to these concerns. The GPA is the only global mechanism that explicitly addresses the linkages between freshwater, coastal and marine environments. This side event will bring together stakeholders from around the world to discuss issues threatening the marine environment and the livelihoods of coastal communities. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment on the draft Beijing Declaration, identify priorities and discuss the roles of stakeholders and national governments in developing solutions to these problems. The outcomes will provide input into the upcoming Second Intergovernmental Review (IGR-2) of the GPA, which will be held in Beijing, China in October 2006.

a proactive approach to open the doors to cooperation in order to further action-oriented goals and agendas. The World Life Sciences Forum BioVision is a biennial, high-level global forum for dialogue, debate and unique opportunity to efficiently carry the action message directly to new constituencies from agriculture, health and environment. In 2005, over 4000 participants from 50 countries attended, representing science, society (in the form of non-governmental organisations, international organisations, leading institutes) and industry. The theme of the next Forum will be “The Contribution of Life Sciences to the Millennium Development Goals”, and water will be an integral part of the Forum. BioVision will take place in March 11–14, 2007, in Lyon, France and will be an opportunity to build on the momentum of Stockholm. Join the side event to find out more about BioVision and help shape the debate in 2007. www.biovision.org

17:15–18:45

Folkets Hus, Room 307

Donor Country Approaches to WaterRelated Development Cooperation Focus Area: Water Resources Infrastructure Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) in cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for International Development, United Kingdom, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, U.S. Department of State and The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Moderator: Mr. Nik Gowing, BBC World

17:15–18:45

Folkets Hus, Room 203

The Contribution of Life Sciences to the Millennium Development Goals Convenor: The World Life Sciences Forum (BioVision)

Water is one of the compelling issues of our time. From all corners of the world, the foremost water experts and opinion leaders converge in Stockholm during World Water Week, where the focus will be on building capacity for action. The purpose of the BioVision side event is to take 36

In this side event, a number of donor countries will present and discuss their approaches to water resources infrastructure, both small-scale and large-scale, and the role of such infrastructure to solve escalating water challenges. What are the fundamental issues to be dealt with in order to identify the most appropriate infrastructure and to generate the necessary resources? Are there innovative funding mechanisms that can be further supported? How can longterm sustainability be secured, from economic, social and environmental perspectives? Initial short presentations will be followed by comments from representatives of recipient countries, also providing their perspectives on current and future challenges and opportunities for small and large scale water resource infrastructure. Most of the time will be devoted to moderated, interactive discussions.


Social Activity

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Award Ceremony

Tuesday August 22

The international Stockholm Junior Water Prize contest aims to encourage young people’s interest in issues concerning water and the environment. The award is given annually for an outstanding water project by a young person or a small group of young people. The finalists at the international competition in Stockholm this week are the winners of national SJWP contests. The national and international competitions are open to pre-university young people between the age of 15 and 20 who have conducted water-related projects focusing on local, regional, national or global topics of environmental, scientific, social or technological importance. The international Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner receives a usd 5,000 award and a blue crystal sculpture in the shape of a water droplet. The national competitions have helped young people around the world to become active in water issues.

of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

Programme

Tuesday 22 August, 18:45–20:30 Folkets Hus, Congress Hall

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Award Ceremony in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria

Friday 25 August

Speakers Mr. Stig Larsson, Chairman, Stockholm Water Foundation Dr. Magnus Enell, Chairman, SJWP Nominating Committee Prof. Asit K. Biswas, 2006 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Mr. Thomas R. Martin, Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Relations, ITT Corporation

Saturday 26 August

Prize Ceremony H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria presents the prize and the diplomas Ms. Frida Lanshammar, Manager, Stockholm Junior Water Prize, introduces the finalists

Special Sessions

For these young water enthusiasts, the World Water Week provides an opportunity to meet top world water experts convening in Stockholm at the same time, participate in seminars, visit research and technical facilities and attend cultural and social events. This year, around 30 countries are participating in the competition in Stockholm. The competing projects deal with a wide variety of topics, from the development of advanced technical devices to aspects of relevance for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, from simple local solutions for dry countries to innovative pollution abatement ideas, dissemination of key results and public awareness campaigns to the local population. The winner will be announced during the Award Ceremony on the evening of Tuesday, August 22 in the Congress Hall. A meeting for representatives of the National Organisers in the participating countries will also be arranged, and the students’ posters shall be on display on Tuesday and Wednesday during the week.

Thursday 24 August

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Wednesday 23 August

H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is the Patron

Music Christopher Lehman, flute Henrik Mawe, piano Daniel Andersson Quartet Rennie Mirro, musical performer

Poster Sessions

Dance Kühler Dance Company Choreography by KDC and Therese Carlsson Master of Cermonies Ms. Victoria Dyring

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Wednesday 23 August

Workshop 5

Decision Support Systems and IWRM Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Co-convenors: Global Water Partnership (GWP) and Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future Workshop Discussion Entry Points

There are many examples of decision support systems (DSS) around the world, but there seems to be few which cover all relevant issues in the development and implementation of IWRM in practice. For DSS to be effective, the main obstacles as well as the successful factors must be identified and properly taken into account in its development and implementation.

fessionals that increased dialogue between business, government and the civil society is needed. How can true participatory dialogue and outcomes of negotiation processes among relevant parts of society be involved when elaborating a DSS? Decision support system that

Governance and the role of policy, regulations,

works in practice

and of local institutions

DSS must be designed so that the users can apply them in their daily duties or in strategic planning. What is the role of models, data retrieval systems and other similar tools? DSS should also facilitate dialogue between different interests groups and people from various backgrounds and with various technical and other kinds of knowledge. How can DSS be designed to contribute to such a dialogue?

DSS tend to be designed from the requirements of planning and similar formal institutions. With reference to the support for IWRM, what are the requirements in terms of inter-sector linkages to enhance an integrated approach in water governance? Similarly, what kind of support is required to integrate local level issues with a composite regional, basin or national perspective? Stakeholders and societal negotiation processes

It is more and more recognised within the development community as well as within the community of water pro-

Programme

Wednesday 23 August, 09:00–17:00

Chair: Prof. Torkil Jønch-Clausen, DHI Water & Environment, Denmark Co-Chair: Mr. Felix Dodds, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, UK R apporteur: Mrs. Ulla-Britta Fallenius, The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Co-R apporteur: Mr. Alan Hall, GWP 09:00 Introduction by Chair 09:10 Climate Proofing of IWRM Decision Support Systems. Prof. Pavel Kabat, ALTERRA Green World Research, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands (Invited Speaker) 09:45 Information – Analytical System of the River Basins in Kazakhstan as the Technological Basis for IWRM. Mr. Igor Shenberger, Kazgiprovodkhoz Project Institute, Kazakhstan (Invited Speaker) 10:20 Coffee Break 10:45 Promote IWRM to Resolve a Complex Agriculture & Fishery Issue through Dialogue – A Case from Sri Lanka. Ms. Mangala Wickramanayake, Coast Conservation Department, Sri Lanka 11:00 Practical Experience towards Implementing IWRM for Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Ethiopia: the Case of Two Pilot Watersheds. Mr. Kidanemariam Jembere, Ethiopia Country Water Partnership 38

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11:15 Participative Management Decision Making Guidelines for Quebec Watershed Agencies. Prof. Catherine Choquette, University of Sherbrooke, Canada 11:30 Discussion on Presentations 12:00 Lunch 13:30 Introduction by Co-chair 13:40 Issues Related to the Regulatory and Legal Base Development for Water Quality in Central Asia. Dr. Bulat Yessekin, The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia, Kazakstan 13:55 The Rationale for Development of a Participatory Decision Support System for Water Resources Management in Uganda. Assoc. Prof. Gaddi Ngirane-Katashaya, Makerere University, Uganda 14:10 Partnership Approaches to Decision Making: 20 years of Progress in the Mersey Basin. Mr. Mark Turner, Mersey Basin Campaign, UK 14:25 A Decision Support System for an Integrated Water Resources Management in Vietnam. Prof. Harro Stolpe, Institute of Environmental Engineering and Ecology, Germany 14:40 Discussion on Presentations 15:00 Coffee Break 15:30 Final Discussion and Conclusions


Workshop 7

Sharing the Benefits of Ecosystem Services and the Costs of Ecosystem Degradation Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Co-convenors: CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) and Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Workshop Discussion Entry Points

Benefits that people receive from ecosystems, terrestrial ones as well as aquatic ones, take many forms and could be identified with reference to different temporal and spatial scales. It is also increasingly evident that the poorest segments of society often bear the highest costs of ecosystem degradation. Improved understanding and valuation of ecosystem services is a necessary first step in developing and strengthening ways and means for negotiating and sharing benefits of ecosystem services. Improved knowledge of the value of such services also helps to allocate responsibility for an effective maintenance of functions and resilience of ecosystems.

Ecosystems form dynamic fluxes, often related to different sites, which should also be seen in a wider context. Programme

Tools for identification and valuation

What tools and mechanisms are available and necessary for identifying and valuing such benefits and services? Principles for sharing of benefits and costs

Since many ecosystem services are generated without direct human intervention, principles for the negotiation and sharing of benefits from ecosystems, and for ecosystem degradation cost allocation, need to be developed. What principles must be adhered to in this connection? What conclusions can be drawn regarding the responsibilities of various actors for maintaining vital functions of ecosystems?

Wednesday 23 August, 09:00–17:00

Folkets Hus, Room 307

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Friday 25 August

11:40 Discussion 12:00 Lunch Panel 2: Benefit Sharing: Upstream Ecosystems 13:30 Determining Costs and Benefits of Environmental Externalities as an Instrument to Promote Alliances for Development. Fuquene Watershed (Colombia). Ms. Marcela Quintero, CIAT, Colombia 13:40 Sharing Riverine Ecosystems Services, Benefits and Costs from Water Transfer Projects: The Case of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. Dr. Mampiti Matete, National University of Lesotho 13:50 The Hydro-logic of Agroforestry: Fostering a New Appreciation of the Hydrologic Functions of Agroforestry for Improved Policy and Programme Design. Dr. Brent Swallow, World Agroforestry Centre 14:00 Relationship Water-Forest Management as a Sharing Benefit of Natural Resources by Communities in the Sierra Juarez of Oaxaca, Mexico. Ms. Claudia G. Méndez Jaime, Consultant, Mexico 14:10 Discussion 14:30 Coffee Break Panel 3: Benefit Sharing: Downstream Ecosystems 15:00 Linking Flow, Services and Value – A Checklist and Some Examples. Ms. Louise Korsgaard, DHI, Denmark 15:10 Monitoring Estuarine and Marine Water Quality and Ecosystem Health: An Overview of an Established Programme and its Relevance in Developing Nations. Ms. Kate Moore, University of Queensland, Australia 15:20 Potential Benefits Associated with Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Columbia River Basin of North America. Prof. Robert Mahler, University of Idaho, USA 15:30 Environmental Aspects of Integrated Flood Management. Mr. Avinash C. Tyagi, World Meteorological Organization, Switzerland 15:40 Discussion 16:00 General Discussion and Conclusions

Thursday 24 August

Chair: Dr. Jonathan Woolley, CPWF Co-Chair: Dr. Peter Bridgewater, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Rapporteur: Mr. Michael Moore, SIWI Co-Rapporteur: Ms. Elin Enfors, Stockholm University, Sweden 09:00 Introduction Sub-session 1: Valuation 09:10 Sharing the Costs of Ecosystem Degradation in the Murray Darling Basin, Australia – The Results of the First Century of Negotiations! Mr. John Scanlon, Murray Darling Basin Commission, Australia (Invited Speaker) 09:30 An Economic or Pro-poor Pathway? The Dilemma of Water Allocating Institutions in the Great Ruaha Catchment in Tanzania. Mr. Reuben Kadigi, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania 09:40 Access: A Precondition for Payment for Environmental Service – Understanding the Case of Tiquipaya Watershed, Bolivia. Mr. Olaf Westerman, Danish Institute for International Studies 09:50 Financing of the Decision of Water Problems of Russia: Between Command Approach, Market-Based Approach and Ethical Traditions. Mrs. Olga Podosenova, Ural Ecological Union, Russian Federation 10:15 Discussion 10:30 Coffee Break Panel 1: Valuation: Uplands 11:00 Compensation for Environmental Services in the Andes, Lessons for a Wider Application. Dr. Hector Cisneros, Coordinador, Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion (CONDESAN), Peru 11:20 Carbon Sequestration Services of Reforestation Initiatives in the Catchments Area of Lake Singkarak in Indonesia: Local Action for Global Benefit. Dr. Bustanul Arifin, Syiah Kulala University, Indonesia 11:30 Operationalizing Benefit-Sharing: The South African Experience. Dr. Marius Claassen, African Water Issues Research Unit

Wednesday August 23

What benefits at what position in a catchment?

What benefits and services can be generated from different types and scales of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, respectively, at different positions in a catchment?


Wednesday 23 August

Workshop 8

Large Lakes as Drivers for Regional Development Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Co-Convenors: East African Community (EAC), International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC) and The International Joint Commission (IJC)

Workshop Discussion Entry Points

Large lakes, as illustrated by the very geography of economic activities typical for lake regions, are strategic to regional development. They are key to a variety of dynamic processes where water resource and water-related risk factors interact with other components in societal development. The lake may, for instance, constrain the expansion of physical infrastructure while serving urban planning with valuable coastal zones. Globally, pressure on lake resources and surrounding lands can be seen. This affects the water quality of the lakes and thereby also the socio-economic conditions and environmental status of the region. Visionary planning is needed to integrate experience and knowledge into collaborative and sustainable lake management. Sustainable resource and risk management of lake basins

What kind of planning is required to realise and sustain the considerable resource values of large lakes in expansive regions? Programme

Integrated, multi-objective water regulation systems

How can large lakes be most effectively managed through water regulation systems, considering also water quality aspects that provide strategic information and knowledge, for regional development planning? How can broad – but functional – participatory involvement be assured? Transboundary lakes

How can the environmental and socio-economic benefits from regional integration of transboundary lake basin management be gained most effectively? How can the principles for sustainable development and multi-objective requirements for balancing resource and risk factors be achieved in a transboundary setting?

Wednesday 23 August, 09:00–17:00

Chair: Dr. Tom Okurut, EAC Co-Chair: Prof. Boniface Egboka, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria Rapporteur: Prof. Klas Cederwall, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Co-R apporteur: Prof. Saburo Matsui, Kyoto University, Japan Commentator: Prof. Sven Erik Jørgensen, Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences 09:00 Introduction First Block – Management 09:10 Managing Lakes and their Basins for Sustainable Use: the Basin Governance Challenge. Dr. Masahisa Nakamura, Shiga University Center for Sustainability and Environment, Japan (Invited Speaker) 09:30 A Survey of Institutional Features of International Lakes. Ms. Catherine Ashcraft, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA 09:45 Allocation of Reservoir Water as Group Decision-making Problem with Complete and Incomplete Information: Djerdap Dam at the Serbia-Romania Frontier. Dr. Bojan Srdjevic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro 10:00 Regional Participation on the Development of Transboundary Water Resources: Civil Societies Engagement as Tool for Development in Nile Basin. Dr. Amos E. Majule, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 10:15 Discussion 10:30 Coffee Break Second Block – Sustainable Development and Research Aspects 11:00 Looking in the Mirror: How Societies Learn from their Dependence on Large Lakes. Prof. Dr. Richard A. Meganck, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands (Invited Speaker) 11:20 Lombardy Lakes – The Present and the Future. Mr. Daniele Magni, Research Institute for the Economy and Ecology Applied to Alpine Areas, Italy

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What risks in terms of pollution and degradation of the resources in and around large lakes should be considered? What regulations of human activities need to be considered?

Folkets Hus, Congress Hall B

11:30 The World’s 10th Largest Lake under Threat: Lake Winnipeg, the Economic Mainstay of Manitoba, Canada. Mr. Alex Salki, Freshwater Institute Fisheries and Oceans, Canada 11:40 The Influence of Drainage Area on the Anthropogenic Transformation of Vozhe Lake. Prof. Natalya Bolotova, Vologda Pedagogical University, Russia 11:50 Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia: Nature’s Affluence Meets Human Poverty. Mr. Marko Keskinen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland 12:00 Discussion 12:15 Lunch Third Block – Overaching Issues 13:30 Dr. Nick V. Aladin, Russian Academy of Sciences Zoological Institute (Invited Speaker) Panel Discussion with Short Presentations: 13:50 Lakes as Repositories for Women’s Sustained Livelihood at Kodaikanal Hills. Dr. D. Janaki, Mother Teresa Women’s University, India 13:55 Africa’s Lakes: An Analysis of Environmental Change. Dr. Ashbindu Singh, UNEP/GRID – EROS Data Center, USA 14:05 Rejuvenation of Lake – Economic Engine: A Case Study of Kolleru Lake in India. Dr. Trinadha Raju Rudraraju, GeoRIST, India 14:10 Networking between Networks: Baltic Cities Co-operate with Lake Victoria Local Authorities. Dr. Sulev Nömmann, Union of the Baltic Cities, Finland 14:15 Panel Discussion 14:30 Coffee Break Fourth Block – Final Discussion 15:00 Discussion Introduction by Dr. Erik Odada, University of Nairobi, Kenya (Invited Speaker) 15:30 Final Discussion and Conclusions


Workshop 9

Safe Water Storage and Regulation during Floods and Droughts Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Co-Convenors: International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR), International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), International Hydropower Association (IHA), International Water Resources Association (IWRA) and Third World Centre for Water Management

Workshop Discussion Entry Points

How and to what extent should water resources manage-

Sustainable engineering?

Sustainable engineering is an important concept applicable to water resources development where human activities have to adapt to patterns that are robust in a long-term perspective. What are the criteria defining sustainability in situations where society has to cope with increasing threats from climate change and climate variability? Do we need new and more comprehensive risk management strategies as part of sustainable engineering?

Wednesday 23 August, 09:00–17:00

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Special Sessions

10:30 Coffee Break Second Block 11:00 Squeezed Dry: Implications of Drought and Water Regulation in the Krishna Basin, India. Dr. Anju Gaur, IWMI, India (Invited Speaker) 11:30 Water Between Climatic Changes and Agricultural Requirements – Romanian Case. Dr. Cristian Kleps, Romanian Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences 11:45 Operation of Three Dams to Protect Khartoum City from Flood. Prof. Hussein Adam, University of Gezira, Sudan 12:00 Lunch Third Block – Overaching Issues 13:30 Evaluation of Reservoirs as a Flood Mitigation Measure in River Nyando Basin, Western Kenya. Mr. Joseph Sang, Regional Land Management Unit (RELMA) in ICRAF, Kenya 13:45 Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) – Seizing Opportunity in a Crisis. Mr. Tapiwa Gavaza, UK 14:00 A Community’s Combined Efforts to Sustainable Water Resource Management. Ms. Marlene Stolt, ACTEW Corporation, Australia 14:30 Coffee Break Fourth Block – Final Discussion 15:00 Discussion Introductory by Prof. Benedito Braga, ANA, Brazil and Prof. Evan Vlachos, Colorado State University, USA 15:30 Final Discussion and Conclusions

Saturday 26 August

Chair: Dr. Cecilia Tortajada, Third World Centre for Water Management, Mexico Co-Chair: Prof. P. P. Mujumdar, Indian Institute of Science R apporteur: Prof. Klas Cederwall, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Co-R apporteur: Ms. Alexandra Pres, InWent Capacity Building International, Germany Commentators: Prof. Evan Vlachos, Colorado State University, USA and Prof. Benedito Braga, Agência Nacional de Águas (ANA), Brazil 09:00 Introduction First Block 09:10 The Role of Water Storage for Flood and Drought Mitigation: Case Study of Turkey. Prof. Dogan Altinbilek, IHA, Turkey (Invited Speaker) 09:45 Focusing on the Ethiopian Water Towers. Dr. Admasu Gebeyehu, Consultant, Ethiopia 10:00 The Egyptian Experience on Setting Measures for Mitigation Strategies to Reduce the Consequences of Floods and Droughts, Associated with Climate Change uncertainty. Dr Mohamed Abdul Aty Sayed, Egypt Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation 10:15 Improved Water Security by Protecting Natural Water Bodies and Waterways in the Indus Basin. Dr. Zaigham Habib, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Pakistan

Folkets Hus, Congress Hall C

Friday 25 August

Programme

How are impact and vulnerability assessments related to flood and drought situations most effectively used for developing mitigation strategies? Do we put adequate emphasis on the specific vulnerability related to different threats for water quality degradation during both flood and drought events?

Thursday 24 August

Multipurpose water regulation strategies

Impact and vulnerability assessments

Wednesday August 23

Mitigation of both flood and drought problems is dependent, among other things, on the capacity to store and regulate runoff within river basins. Water retention capacity is partly provided naturally in the landscape and also technically by means of dams and reservoirs. Additionally, and equally important in a mitigation strategy are non-technical measures, for instance, education and information for building human and institutional capacity to cope with floods and droughts. Experiences from different climatic regions should be shared and taken into account to include the necessary flexibility in the efforts for achieving safe handling of water resources. Floods and droughts are affected by climate change and particularly by increased climate variability interacting with human activities as amplifying or moderating factors. Water resources management must therefore balance resource and risk aspects to find measures and operation strategies where seemingly conflicting interests can all benefit.

ment strategies include predictions of climate change in order to decrease the vulnerability in society related to floods and droughts?


Wednesday 23 August

The Middle East Seminar: Cooperation Prospects in the Euphrates-Tigris Region Convenors: Euphrates-Tigris Initiative for Cooperation/Kent State University (ETIC), Global Water Partnership Mediterranean (GWP-MED), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and UNESCO

Much has been said and written about the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including scenarios predicting water wars, violent conflicts and actual/perceived water shortages and deficits. The founders of the Euphrates-Tigris Initiative for Cooperation, or ETIC, believe this potential creates prospects for cooperation rather than conflict. The social/ecoProgramme

Wednesday 23 August, 09:00–17:30

Chair: Prof. Jan Lundqvist, SIWI Co-chair: Ambassador Bo Kjellén, Sweden 09:00 Welcoming Statements by ETIC, Sida and SIWI 09:15 Presentation on ETIC • Ms. Patsy Broadway, International Programs Center, University of Oklahoma, USA • Dr. Olcay Unver, ETIC/Kent State University, USA 09:35 Presentation of Workshop Findings by Workshop Participants 09:50 Panel on Water Resources Presentation by ETIC Co-founders Review of Riparian Relations: • Ms. Lina Sergie Atassi, Aleppo University, Syria • Dr. Aysegul Kibaroglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey A Status Report on Lower Mesopotamian Marshlands: • Prof. Dr. Mohammed al-Najim, Ministry of Higher Education, Iraq • Prof. Dr. Mukdad Ali, Baghdad University, Iraq 10:10 Challenges in Water Resources Management by Riparian Participants 11:10 Roundtable Discussion Participants: • Prof. Dr. Veysel Eroglu, Director General, State Hydraulic Works, Turkey • Dr. Marwa Daoudy, Graduate Institute for International Studies, Université de Genève, Switzerland • Mr. Housein Makhlouf, President, Water Resources Executive Board, Ministry of Irrigation, Syria tbc • Mr. Baseel Refaat, Director General of Engineering Design, Ministry of Water Resources, Iraq • Mr. Mithat Rende, Deputy Director General for Water, Energy and Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey 42

nomic/political setting can support combinations where all can benefit as opposed to “zero-sum” water-sharing arithmetic. This seminar will help enhance dialogue and mutual understanding, discuss common issues and possible cooperative solutions, and identify programs and activities of common interest. Norra Latin, Room 253

• Prof. Dr. Karim Khalaf El-Jumaily, Baghdad University of Technology, Iraq • Prof. Dr. Wael Mualla, President, Damascus University, Syria • Dr. Aysegul Kibaroglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey • Prof. Dr. Mukdad Ali, University of Baghdad, Iraq 12:30 Lunch Break 13:30 Transboundary Issues and Cooperation in a Broader Framework. Dr. Olcay Unver, ETIC/Kent State University, USA 13:50 Invited Presentations from Each Country 14:50 Panel on Cross-Cutting Issues: Environment, Agriculture, Energy, Social and Gender Aspects, Role of Education, Role of Civil Society Roundtable Discussion Participants: • Mr. Imad Hassoun, Vice Minister of Environment and Local Administrations, Syria • Ms. Lina Sergie Atassi, Aleppo University, Syria • Prof. Dr. Nabil Ades, Vice President, Aleppo University, Syria • Prof. Dr. Mohammed al-Najim, Ministry of Higher Education, Iraq • Mr. Sabah M. Marruki, Ministry of Environment, Iraq • Ms. Songul Omer Chapok, Head, Iraqi Women’s Coalition • Ms. Filiz Demirayak, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Turkey • Dr. Lutfi Tahtacioglu, Director General of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Turkey • Prof. Dr. Dogan Altinbilek, CEO, Içtas Energy Generation Inc., Turkey 16:30 General Discussion and Wrap-up 17:30 End

Photo: Katarina Andrzejewska, SIWI

Seminars


Coping with Water Scarcity Convenor: UN-Water

Photos: Michael Moore, SIWI, SIWI, and Michael Moore, SIWI

Wednesday 23 August

UN-Water is made up of the UN agencies, programmes and funds that have a significant role in tackling global water concerns. It also includes major non-UN partners who cooperate with them in advancing progress towards water-related Millennium Development Goals. Annually, UN-Water hosts a seminar in Stockholm focusing on specific strategic issues it has identified as priority for joint action during the decade Water for Life. This year’s event addresses water scarcity. The seminar will introduce the Water Scarcity Thematic Initiative of UN-Water and will illustrate the type of actions UN-Water agencies carry out with their partners. It will be an opportunity to discuss the strategic role of UN-Water in assisting countries in their efforts towards the achieving the Millennium Development Goals, investigate the possibilities for enhancing its effectiveness and impact and explore possibilities for effective partnership.

Thursday 24 August

Programme

Wednesday 23 August, 09:00–12:00

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Saturday 26 August

10:45 Decision Support Tools for Conflict Resolution. Dr. Andras Szollosi-Nagy, Director, Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO 11:00 Panel Discussion: How to Enhance the Impact and Effectiveness of the Water Scarcity Thematic Initiative at Local Level; at Country Level; at the Level of International River Basins? Panellists: • Mr. Hector Garduno, Water Resources Planning and Management Expert, Mexico • Mr. Peter Lee, President, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage • Dr. Adeel Zafar, Director Designate, UNU-International Network on Water, Environment and Health • Mr. Peregrine Swann, Senior Water Advisor, Department for International Development, UK • Prof. Torkil Jønch Clausen, DHI Water & Environment and Senior Advisor, UNEP, Denmark • Dr. Mohamed Ait Kadi, Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture, Morocco tbc • A Representative from the Italian Directorate General for Development Cooperation 11:35 Open Discussion: Questions and Comments from Participants 11:55 Summary Report from Discussion. Mr. Stefano Burchi, Senior Water Law Officer FAO 12:00 Closure: Mr. Johan Kuylenstierna, SIWI

Friday 25 August

Moderator: Mr. Johan Kuylenstierna, Project Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Sweden R apporteur: Mr. Manuel Dengo, UN-Water Secretary, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs 09:00 Opening Address. Ms. Annika Söder, State-Secretary for International Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden 09:10 Introduction to UN-Water and its Programmes. Dr. Jamie Bartram, Coordinator, Water, Sanitation and Health, World Health Organization (WHO), and Chair of UN-Water 09:25 Keynote Presentation: Coping with Water Scarcity in China. Li Huanhua, Deputy Director General, Department of Irrigation, Drainage and Rural Water Supply, Ministry of Water Resources, China 09:55 The UN-Water Thematic Initiative “Coping with Water Scarcity”. Mr. Alexander Müller, Assistant Director General, Sustainable Development Department, Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) tbc 10:15 Policies and Institutions for Coping with Environmental Aspects of Water Scarcity in Western Asia. Mr. Hosny Khordagui, Leader, Water and Environment Teams, UN-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia 10:30 Providing Information and Knowledge for Decision Making in Water-scarce Regions through Water Assessments. Mr. Ashbindu Singh, Regional Coordinator, UNEP Division of Early Warning & Assessment

Folkets Hus, Room 300


Wednesday 23 August

Water and Resilience – Water Management and Policy in an Age of Complexity Convenors: Centre for Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (CTM, Stockholm University), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Swedish Water House (SWH)

Agricultural systems, water policy makers and water dependent livelihoods across the world are facing fundamental challenges. If climatic variability and extreme events increase as a consequence of climate change, already vulnerable livelihoods will be increasingly under threat. In addition, stressed social-ecological freshwater systems could suddenly shift from seemingly steady states generating high social welfare, to less productive states that are difficult or even impossible to reverse. What characterises vulnerable social-ecological freshwater systems? Which policy initiatives are likely to reduce resilience in freshwater systems? And how do we harness complexity and uncertainty, and build resilience to the challenges of the future? This seminar brings together researchers who are working at the interface of vulnerability and resilience science and policy, to discuss emerging challenges in the field of water management.

Programme

Wednesday 23 August , 09:00–12:00

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Chair: Dr. Johan Rockström, Executive Director, SEI Presentations by: • Climate Variability Impacts on the Already Stretched Murray-Darling Basin Water System – Assessment and Policy Implications. Dr. Albert van Dijk, CSIRO Land and Water, Australia • Water, Agriculture and Resilience – Mapping Vulnerabilities to Regime Shifts at the Global Scale. Dr. Line Gordon, CTM, Stockholm University/SEI • Water Stress and Food Security – Adaptive Strategies in Freshwater Management. Dr. Gina Ziervogel, SEI Oxford Office/Climate Systems Analysis Group, UK • Water, Livelihoods and Vulnerability – What Strategies Build Resilience? Dr. Fiona Miller, SEI • Policy Comments. Dr. Henrik Österblom, The Swedish Environmental Advisory Council


Future Wastewater Treatment In Focus: Regions Around the Baltic Sea and Other Closed Seas Convenors: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and VARIM

The seminar aims to predict all aspects of the future of modern wastewater treatment. A highlight of the seminar will be the latest information on the MARE-model on the Baltic Sea, a concept that could be very useful for other closed seas like the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and others. The chairmen and the speakers are well-known in the international arena.

The seminar is part of the technical seminar series which was established during the 2005 World Water Week and which examines technical water and wastewater treatment solutions from the Baltic Region that may be of broader interest internationally.

Wednesday 23 August Thursday 24 August Friday 25 August

Photos: SIWI, Stephanie Blenckner, SIWI and SIWI

Wednesday 23 August, 09:00–12:00

How to Finance Future Investments? • Mr. Harro Pitkänen, Vice President, Nordic Investment Bank, Finland Discussion about the Future • Chairman, Speakers and Public 12:00 Close

Poster Sessions

Technical and Economical Optimisation of Wastewater Treatment Plants – Development Perspectives. • Control and Automation. Prof. Gustaf Olsson and Dr. Christian Rosén, Lund Technical University • Economical Optimisation. Mr. Jens Prisum, Managing Director, Wastewater Centre Avedöre, Inc., Denmark Coffee Break

How Does the Swedish Water Industry Face Future Challenges? • The Consultant: Dr. Per Johansson, Managing Director, SWECO, Sweden • The Industry: Mr. Kjell Axelsson, Vice President, Läckeby Purac Group, Sweden • The Wastewater Treatment Plant: Dr. Lars Gunnarsson, Managing Director, SYVAB, Sweden

Special Sessions

Chair: Dr. Petr Grau, AquaNova International, Czech Republic Co-Chair: Prof. Bengt Hultman, Swedish Royal Institute of Technology 09:00 Introduction followed by Presentations • The MARE-model and the Baltic Sea. Prof. Fredrik Wulff, Stockholm University, Sweden • Wastewater Treatment in the Future. Requirements and Possibilities – Large-scale and Small-scale Solutions. Prof. Mogens Henze, Technical University of Denmark

Norra Latin, Room 353

Saturday 26 August

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Wednesday 23 August

Water and Wastewater in the Sustainable City How Could the Swedish Concept Contribute to Sustainable Solutions in Urban and Peri-urban Areas? Convenors: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and VARIM

The Swedish concept of “the Sustainable City” is based on holistic and integrated solutions which include all different service systems and multidisciplinary functions in a city. The concept was first introduced at the World Urban Forum in Johannesburg in 2002 and has since successfully been introduced around the world. The Stockholm Programme

Wednesday 23 August, 13:30–17:00

Moderator: Prof. Hans Lundberg, Swedish Environmental Research Institute, IVL 13:30 Introduction followed by Presentations • The Sustainable City Concept. Prof. Hans Lundberg, IVL • Conditions and Demands for Innovative and Sustainable Measures in Cities in Developing Countries. Dr. Graham Alabaster and Mr. Pireh Otieno, Lake Victoria Region Water and Sanitation Initiative, UN-Habitat. • Speaker from India to be confirmed. • Strategic Planning of Future Sustainable Wastewater Systems in a Global Perspective – Interactions with Other Infrastructure Systems. Prof. Per-Arne Malmqvist, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Ms. Agneta Sander, City of Göteborg, Department of Sustainable Water and Waste Management, Sweden Coffee Break

Norra Latin, Room 353

• Introduction. Mr. Rutger Engsäll, Swedish Trade Council • Sjöstadsverket in Stockholm. Dr. Berndt Björlenius, Stockholm Water Company, Sweden • The Eco San System, Experiences and Possibilities. Dr. Johan Rockström, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden • Design of Sustainable Treatment Plants in Developing Countries. Examples from Bangladesh and Honduras. Speakers from Sweco and Purac, members of VARIM • Financing of Urban and Peri-urban Activities. Speakers from Sida and The World Bank Public and Panel Discussion on the Way Forward. How Can Swedish Professionals Contribute in Urban and Peri-urban Areas in Developing Countries and in Countries under Transition? • Moderator, Speakers and Public 17:00 Close The Swedish Water and Wastewater Association (VARIM) invites participants to mingle and meet with representatives of Swedish companies. Refreshments will be served.

Photo: SIWI

Water and Wastewater Management in Urban and Peri-urban Areas: Experiences from Swedish Water Utilities and Swedish Industry.

seminar will place particular focus on the role of water and wastewater in the sustainable city. The seminar is part of the technical seminar series which was established during the 2005 World Water Week and which examines technical water and wastewater treatment solutions which may be of broader interest internationally.

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Flowing Upstream and Downstream:

Collaboration for Better Management Convenors: Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM), The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Okavango Delta Management Plan (ODMP) and Every River has its People Project (ERP)

The sharing of ideas, skills, information and experiences leads not just to improved management of shared water resources but can also be an effective mechanism for sharing benefits. Each country has a comparative advantage in resources, capacity, knowledge, information, etc. Likewise governments have their own priorities and political realities. Collaboration through and beyond River Basin Organisations can help partner states grasp issues faced by the other and develop mechanisms for sharing knowledge, skills and information that can flow upstream or downstream to meet demand and supply. Such collaboration can take the form of joint projects,

Wednesday 23 August, 13:30–17:00

Friday 25 August Saturday 26 August Special Sessions

15:00 Sharing the Experience, Collective Action: Community Level Collaboration Presentation by the Every River has its People Project and the Basin Wide Forum. Mr. Montshiwa Montshiwa, ERP Project Manager 15:15 Questions and clarifications 15:40 Session 3: Discussions, Synthesis and Way Forward Flowing Upstream and Downstream: a Strategy for Improved Management through Collaboration, Exchange of Information, Training, Resources, Capacity and Knowledge Facilitator: Ms. Tabeth Matiza-Chiuta, IUCN Panel members: • Mr. Isidro Pinheiro, Commissioner, OKACOM, Angola • Mr. Gabaake Gabaake, Commissioner, OKACOM, Botswana • Amb. Ndeutapo Amagulu, Commissioner, OKACOM, Namibia • Mr. Piet Heyns, Commissioner, OKACOM, Namibia • Ms. Portia Segomelo, ODMP Project Coordinator • Mr. John Scanlon, Commissioner, Murray-Darling River Basin Commission, Australia • Mr. Luis De Almeida, Secretariat-Southern African Development Community • Mr. Abou Bamba, Senior Advisor for Africa – Ramsar Convention) – tbc • Ms. Masego Madzwamuse, IUCN Expected Outcomes a. Tangible collaborative projects to support OKACOM in their decision-making process b. Lessons for future regional collaboration c. The role of communication and coordination in promoting basin-wide cooperation. 17:00 Close of Seminar and Vote of Thanks: Amb. Ndeutapo Amagulu, OKACOM Commissioner

Thursday 24 August

Chair: Mr. Armindo M. Gomes da Silva, OKACOM Commissioner Rapporteur: Mr. Anton Earle, Director for the African Centre for Water Research, South Africa 13:30 Session 1: Introduction to the Okavango River Basin Water Commission and the Basin • Welcome and Introduction of Seminar Participants. Mr. Armindo M. Gomes da Silva, OKACOM Commissioner • Opening Remarks. Hon. Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos, Hon. Minister of Energy and Water, Angola • Opening Remarks. Hon. Charles Tibone, Hon. Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Botswana • Opening Remarks. Hon. Dr. Nickey Iyambo, Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Namibia • Introduction to Seminar and Vote of Thanks. Mr. Gabaake Gabaake, Commissioner, OKACOM, Botswana 14:00 Session 2: Presentations and Discussions on Collaborative Initiatives on the Management of the Okavango River Basin Facilitator: Ms. Tabeth Matiza-Chiuta, IUCN 14:00 Creating an Enabling Environment for the Management of the Okavango River Basin. Mr. Piet Heyns, Commissioner, OKACOM 14:15 Developing an Environment Conducive to Basin-wide Collaboration in the Okavango River Basin: A basin-wide Strategic Action Plan. Mr. Isidro Pinheiro, Commissioner, OKACOM 14:30 Background on Political Will to Facilitate Collective Action and Ownership: Collaboration at the Policy-making Level. Presentation on the Okavango Delta Management Plan. Ms. Portia Segomelo, ODMP Project Coordinator 14:45 Sharing Information, Data and Know-how to Promote Better Management: Collaboration at Technical Levels. Presentation on the OKACOM Initiative on Data Gathering, Management, Training and Sharing. Mr. Gabaake Gabaake, Commissioner, OKACOM

Folkets Hus, Room 300

Wednesday 23 August

Programme

learning exercises, communication strategies, information and knowledge sharing to name a few. Could the expertise of a downstream country flow upstream or vice versa? Currently Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) is directing a project on information sharing to capitalise on the comparative advantages of the three countries: hydrological monitoring in Angola, training in Botswana and data management in Namibia. What other such initiatives could further understanding, transfer benefi ts and promote better management? The seminar will explore ideas and opportunities for collaboration and help to develop a plan for the future.

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Wednesday 23 August

Partnership for Capacity Development on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH): Photo: David Dahmen

Building Commitment for Action Convenors: Cap-Net, Streams of Knowledge and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

One of the most important challenges of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is to ensure that the water and sanitation service targets will be reached and result in sustainable access, especially for the poor. It is widely acknowledged that capacity development, especially at the intermediate and local levels, will be key in this. However it is also clear that more needs to be done to scale up and maximise the impact of capacity building activities. Questions we will address include: • What capacities are needed to achieve the MDGs in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)? • Are we reaching the right people? • Are we managing the knowledge base? • How can we build cooperation for capacity building action? The objectives of the seminar are to build commitment and cooperation to address capacity building needs for the MDGs on water supply, sanitation and hygiene, and to increase understanding of constraints, opportunities and priorities for moving forward into action.

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Programme

Wednesday 23 August, 13:30–17:00 Norra Latin, Room 351

13:30 Introduction – Facilitated by Cap-Net Presentations and Discussion: • What Capacities are Needed to Achieve the MDGs in WASH? Ms. Rory Villaluna, Streams of Knowledge, Philippines • Reaching the Right People Through Innovative Approaches. Ms. Erma Uijterwaal, IRC, The Netherlands • Working in Partnership for Capacity Building Action. Dr. Paul Taylor, Cap-Net, The Netherlands • Decentralised Water and Sanitation Systems: Knowledge Gaps and Capacity Building Needs to Meet the MDGs. Dr. Bekithemba Gumbo, WaterNet, Zimbabwe • Networking and Knowledge Management, Improving WASH Capacity Building. Dr. Cheick Tandia, CREPA, Burkina Faso 14:45 Open Space Discussions Discussion of Topics Around Capacity Development, Using ‘Open Space’* Methodology – Facilitated by IRC • The topics introduced above will be used to gather experience from participants and build commitment to cooperative action. The session will be creative and allow participants to contribute ideas, and raise additional areas for consideration by the group. 16:30 Synthesis of Outputs and Plans for Follow Up. • We will use a simplified Open Space methodology in which participants that want to bring in a topic will be asked to do a ‘poster session’, which the other participants can join on a voluntary basis to contribute to the ideas. 17:00 End of Seminar


The Founders Seminar: Business on the Ground When Solving Local Community Water Issues Becomes Part of Doing Business Convenors: Stockholm Water Foundation and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), presented in honour of the Stockholm Water Prize Laureate and the Stockholm Industry Water Award Winner

Programme

Wednesday 23 August, 14:00–17:00 Norra Latin, Pelarsalen

Thursday 24 August Friday 25 August

14:00 Part 1 – Interviews • World of Water in the Future: Why Existing Predictions Will All Be Hopelessly Wrong. Prof. Asit K. Biswas, 2006 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate • Every Drop Counts Business Program. Mrs. Gabrielle Kibble, AO, Chairman, Sydney Water Corporation, 2006 Stockholm Industry Water Award Laureate Company Mr. Nik Gowing, BBC World, will conduct a short interview following each presentation 15:00 Coffee Break 15:30 Part 2 – Presentations and Panel Discussion: High-level Representatives from the Business Sector and International Organisations Moderator: Mr. Nik Gowing, BBC World Panellists • Ms. Camille Dow Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, Canada • Dr. Wolfgang Bloch, VP Corporate Environmental Affairs and Technical Safety, Siemens AG • Mr. Björn Brovik, Legal Interface, Site Env. Manager, Saab Automobile AB, Sweden • Mr. Henry J. Driesse, Senior Vice President ITT Corporation and President, ITT Fluid Technology • Mr. Jürg Gerber, Chief Operating Officer, World Business Council for Sustainable Development • Mr. Sipho Mosai, Director of Water Services, City of Cape Town, South Africa • Dr. Dan Vermeer, Director, Environment and Water Resources Dept., The Coca-Cola Company, USA • Dr. Peter R. White, Associate Director for Corporate Sustainable Development, Procter & Gamble, USA 17:00 Close

Wednesday 23 August

Industry knows about water: without it, businesses fail; where it is, investment occurs. And when industry invests – as many multinational corporations are doing increasingly in developing countries – it looks to secure water for its operations. Sometimes, securing a safe water supply for facilities also means securing it for those living around them. And sometimes securing a healthy operating environment means securing the health of the surrounding community through adequate sanitation. But industry can also be a powerful competitor for available water resources and a major source of pollution. Conflicts and competition can thus arise: with agriculture, the traditionally dominant water user in most developing countries; with fast-growing cities thirsty for water; and with activists who paint a broad picture that industry is always to blame – fairly or not – for water-related problems. How can industry work with other stakeholders to minimise potential social risks? What have different companies done in practical terms to share or supply water and to protect water resources? What are the limits of corporate responsibility? What is the business case for looking beyond the factory fence-line? Examples will be presented at the Founders Seminar.

Saturday 26 August Special Sessions

Photos: SIWI

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Wednesday 23 August Side Events

12:15–13:15

Folkets Hus, Room 307

Green-Blue Initiative:

Integrated Green-Blue Land and Water Resource Management for Poverty Alleviation and Ecosystem Sustainability Convenors: Stockholm International Water Institute

Photo: SIWI

Side Events on 23 August 12:15–13:15

Folkets Hus, Room 300

Transboundary Water Cooperation as a Tool for Conflict Prevention and Broader Benefit Sharing – Book Launch Convenor: Expert Group on Development Issues (EGDI), Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

(SIWI) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

The Green-Blue Initiative (GBI) is a joint programme of a group of international core partners, sharing the interest of developing the new green-blue paradigm: SIWI, SEI, International Water Management Institute, International Food Policy Research Institute, The World Conservation Union and the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa. The goal is green water policy development and proper linkages to land use management policies, by integrating green and blue water governance in Integrated Water Resource Management. Water is seen as a leverage in driving livelihood improvements. This ambitious initiative will find out what local level mechanisms will be needed to benefit more from the green water potential to alleviate poverty. The programme involves efforts on all scales, from the local to the global. Until now, water resource planners have been operating within a partial reality, a reality based on a rather narrow set of blue water data. Such a reality is inadequate to address emerging investment options available, livelihood and poverty alleviation, and environmental sustainability. The core focus of the GBI programme will be at the local scale, assessing the role of green and blue water flows in poverty reduction. A green and blue water paradigm opens new opportunities for investments in water management for livelihood improvements. Field activities will be carried out in pilot river basins where strong partnerships will be established with both river basin and community based organisations. Studies will focus on governance approaches integrating green and blue water management.

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The study commissioned by the secretariat of the Expert Group on Development Issues and written by Dr. David Phillips, Consultant, UK; Dr. Marwa Daoudy, Graduate Institute for International Studies, Université de Genève, Switzerland; Dr. Anthony Turton, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Dr. Joakim Öjendal, Gothenburg University, Sweden; and Prof. Stephen McCaffrey, University of the Pacific in California, USA, will be launched at this event. The study considers three case study basins and outlines a number of policy lessons. One lesson, for example, is that there is an urgent need for more and better coordinated support of transboundary water management. Also, co-operative “spill-over effects” from transboundary water can be attained, particularly in circumstances that are not highly “securitised”. And, finally, that donor and international financing institutions should take note of the need to support weaker states in transboundary settings.

12:15–13:15

Folkets Hus, Congress Hall B

“Water and Film”: From Mexico City to Istanbul via Stockholm Convenors: French Water Academy, International Secretariat for Water and Comision Nacional del Agua (CONAGUA, Mexico)

The French Water Academy, the International Secretariat for Water, CONAGUA and their partners invite you to know more about the results of the 1st International “Water and Film” Event which took place in Mexico City during the 4th World Water Forum in March 2006.


We will present the film catalogue, as well as some trailers of the spots and films awarded, and give an account of the roundtable on “Water, Film and Cultural Diversity” which was held in the Citizen’s House. This side event, which will be chaired by a key figure in Swedish Cinema, will also be an occasion to discuss about the preparation of the 2nd International “Water and Film” Event that will take place during the 5th World Water Forum scheduled in March 2009 in Istanbul.

17:15–18:45

Folkets Hus, Room 307

The Second Edition of “Sir Richard Jolly Lecture Series” Convenor: Water Supply and Sanitation

Bridging the Gap: Citizens Action for Accountability in Water and Sanitation Convenor: WaterAid

The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets on water and sanitation look like they will be missed by some distance. New momentum is needed so that commitments are met and entitlements attained. Something is missing: accountability to the people; poor people have a right to ask not only where are these basic services but also who is responsible. This is the Citizens’ Action initiative: local people being supported to negotiate with service providers and governments; to hold them to account. The session will allow organisations with an interest in meeting the MDGs in general, and in governance and accountability mechanisms in particular, to join and learn about this exciting groundbreaking initiative. The aim is to form a loose but expanding network of organisations working to bridge the accountability gap. The keynote speaker at the event will be Mr. Abdul Nashiru Mohammed, Head of Policy and Partnerships, WaterAid, Ghana.

Thursday 24 August

17:15–18:45

Folkets Hus, Room 300

IWRM at the Grassroots:

Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems Project, India

Friday 25 August

Convenors: Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems Project, FAO New Delhi and World Water Institute

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Special Sessions

The session will include a presentation of the Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems (APFAMGS) project and release of “Global Perspective on IWRM: A Resource Kit”. The APFAMGS project promotes water management strategies based on demand management through the involvement of community based Groundwater User Groups in Participatory Hydrological Monitoring. The project promotes artificial groundwater recharge, crop management and efficient agricultural practices. Additional groundwater recharge potential has been created in seven overexploited aquifer zones and more than 1500 farmers have adapted to appropriate agriculture practices.

Saturday 26 August

The WSSCC established the Sir Richard Jolly Lecture Series in 2004, in honour of its former chair who is still fighting for “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for ALL” as the Honorary Lifetime Patron and Ambassador of the Council. The inaugural lecture was held in April 2004 during the csd-12 by the Honorable Minister Ronnie Kasrils of South Africa. This year’s speaker is Ms. Hilde Frafjord Johnson, coconvener of the WSSCC initiative “Women Leaders for WASH”. Her commitment to highlight the challenges and issues related to water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facing millions of women and girls in developing countries, is inspiring and her enthusiasm and leadership compelling. Ms. Johnson is presently the Special Adviser to the President of African Development Bank and the former Minister of International Development of Norway, a post she held twice from 1997 to 2000 and from 2001 to 2005. Ms. Johnson is Co-chair of the Global Coalition for Africa and has been a key facilitator in the Sudan peace negotiations. Ms. Johnson has also served on advisory groups in the World Bank, and in 2003, she was awarded the “Commitment to Development Award” by the Center for Global Development and Foreign Policy in Washington, D.C.

Folkets Hus, Room 203

Wednesday 23 August

Photo: WSSCC

Collaborative Council (WSSCC)

17:15–18:45


Wednesday 23 August Side Events 17:15–18:15

the Global Water Partnership and Cap-Net have joined forces to produce a CD that contains a wealth of information, tools and training materials on water resources management accessible through a user-friendly menu. The CD includes all the contents from the IWRM ToolBox (www.gwptoolbox.org) and from the training materials and E-Library from CapNet (www.cap-net.org).

Norra Latin, Room 351

Teaming Up to Build Capacity Through Knowledge Exchange Convenor: Global Water Partnership and Cap-Net

To support the change process towards a more sustainable, equitable and effective management of water resources,

Award Ceremony

Stockholm Industry Water Award Award Ceremony Wednesday 23 August, 12:30 (by invitation only) The Stockholm Industry Water Award was established by the Stockholm Water Foundation in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to stimulate business sector contributions to sustainable development. The award recognises innovative corporate development of water and wastewater process technologies, contributions to environmental enhancement through improved performance in production processes, new products and other significant contributions by businesses and industries to better the world water situation. The Award Ceremony for the Stockholm Industry

Water Award will be followed by the Founders Luncheon and the Founder Seminar (see also page 49). Previous winners of the award have shown that business and the environment can go hand in hand, and the Award Ceremony will provide yet another opportunity to highlight positive contributions by business and industry in building sustainable water resources. The Sydney Water Corporation of Sydney, Australia has been awarded the 2006 Stockholm Industry Water Award for its “Every Drop Counts (EDC) Business Program”. The programme demonstrates how the utility is working in partnership with business, industry and government to help ensure the long-term sustainability of Sydney’s water supply.

World Water Week Dinner

Social Activity

Photo: Stephanie Blenckner, SIWI

Wednesday 23 August, 19:30–24:00 The Butterfly Pavilion in Haga Park

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During an intense week of plenary sessions, seminars, side events and workshops, nothing could be better than joining your colleagues and friends from around the world for a night in the park – Stockholm’s beautiful Haga Park, that is – where the official World Water Week buffet dinner takes place next to the Butterfly Pavilion. But don’t just expect fabulous food, drinks and conversation. After dinner, be prepared to dance the night away and have some fun. Price: 600 sek Roundtrip transportation provided from the Stockholm City Conference Centre.


Thursday 24 August

Workshop 3

Economic Instruments Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Co-convenors: Third World Centre for Water Management, International Water Resources Association (IWRA) and the Water and Sanitation Programme-South Asia (WSP-SA)

Workshop Discussion Entry Points

Economic instruments, social justice

Decisions about water supply and other water services have to a large extent been guided by administrative principles and procedures. The actual performance of these principles and procedures has generally not been scrutinised. Similarly, the way that water is used and wastewater is treated, reused or disposed has similarly not been subject to systematic enquiry. With mounting competition for water between sectors and various development objectives and with serious risks of water and environmental degradation, the interest in the use of incentives and sanctions to promote best practice and performance has increased. In addition, the heavy financial investments that are required in connection with the building and maintaining of water structures make economic instruments important.

and environmental sustainability

Are economic instruments cost effective? That is, are expenses and efforts for their introduction and continuous functioning commensurable with the outcome? What is the time perspective for an effective use of economic instruments?

Thursday 24 August

Obviously, it is necessary to have legal and administrative procedures in water management. But how can these formal management procedures best be combined with formal and market based economic instruments?

Costs and effectiveness in a time perspective

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Combining administrative and economic instruments

There has been a lingering fear that introduction of economic instruments will put the poor at a disadvantaged position. Similarly, the assumption that environmental values are hard to quantify and tend to be overlooked in water management has been a barrier to the introduction and use of economic instruments. To what extent can these kinds of assumptions be validated? If so, what policy measures can be used to rectify any undesirable bias in the outcome economic instruments?

Friday 25 August

Folkets Hus, Room 300

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Poster Sessions

10:30 Coffee Break 11:00 Discussion 11:15 Meeting Human and Environmental Water Needs: Groundwater Mitigation Banking in the Deschutes Basin, Oregon, United States. Mr. Brett Golden, Deschutes River Conservancy, USA 11:30 Strategies for Improving Performance of Water Resources Schemes – An Experience of Maharashtra State – India. Mr. Suresh Sodal, Mumbai Water Resources Department, India 11:45 Follow-up Questions 12:00 Lunch 13:30 Decoupling the Subsidy for Water Pumping: The Mexican Case. Ms. Sara Avila, National Institute of Ecology, Mexico 13:45 Follow-up Questions 14:10 Commentator’s Response 14:25 Dialogue and Conclusions

Special Sessions

Chair: Mr. Aly Shady, IWRA Co-Chair: Dr. Anna Jonsson, Linköping University, Sweden R apporteur: Dr. Olli Varis, Helsinki University of Technology Commentator: Ms. Cathrine Revels, WSP 09:00 Introduction by Chair 09:10 The Potential Role of Economic Instruments for Enhanced River Basin Management. Dr. Claudia Ringler, Research Fellow, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (Invited Speaker) 09:35 Assessing Benefits and Costs for Sustainable Water Management: The Case of Spain, Dr. José Albiac, Researcher, Agricultural Economics Department, Government of Aragon, Spain (Invited Speaker) 10:00 Follow-up Questions 10:15 Rational Pricing of Water as an Instrument of Improving Water Use Efficiency in the Agricultural Sector: A Case Study in Gujarat, India. Dr. Katar Singh, India Natural Resource Economics & Management Foundation

Thursday 24 August, 09:00–15:00

Saturday 26 August

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Thursday 24 August

Workshop 10

Extreme Events and Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Co-convenors: International Water Association (IWA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Water Environment Federation (WEF) Workshop Discussion Entry Points

Photo: EC/ECHO South Asia Office

A number of spectacular extreme natural events during recent years have illuminated the vulnerability of virtually any society to the forces of nature. It is difficult and expensive to develop disaster plans and the risk awareness among large segments of the population may not be at a level for a smooth and effective implementation of post-disaster operations. Apart from medical assistance and rescue operations, an early resumption of water and sanitation services is, however, vital for the community. Role of community organisations and individuals

To rehabilitate water and sanitation services, a number of activities have to be organised and executed. What are the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders? For instance, what activities can be taken care of by community organisations and individuals in the rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation services in areas hit by extreme events? Relation between temporary and permanent facilities

Links between disaster plans and “normal” plans?

A typology of actions and time frame are necessary. What are the most important short-term measures that are required and how are these short-term or temporary measures related to more permanent facilities?

What are the main features of a disaster plan? Who has the responsibility to formulate such a plan? Should it be part of the normal physical planning or what is the legal and formal status of such a plan?

Programme

Thursday 24 August, 09:00–15:00

Chair: Prof. Mohamed F. Dahab, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA Co-Chair: Ms. Vanessa Tobin, UNICEF R apporteur: Ms. Lynn Orphan, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, USA Co-R apporteur: Dr. Darren Saywell, IWA Commentator: Mr. Paul Reiter, IWA 09:00 Introduction by Chair 09:10 Prof. Hans-Peter Nachtnebel, Institute for Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Austria (Invited Speaker) 09:35 US Gulf States Assessment of Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Costs for Hurricane-Affected Wastewater Systems. Dr. James Clark, Black & Veatch Corporation, USA (Invited Speaker) 10:00 Follow-up Questions 10:10 Flood Risk Assessment and Management in Ukranian Part of Tisza River Basin. Mr. Alexei Iarochevitch, Ukrainian Centre for Environmental and Water Projects 10:20 Implementation of Multipurpose Strategies to Mitigate Extreme Events and Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services in Sri Lanka. Mr. Meegasmullage Sirisena, Ministry of Irrigation and Water Management, Sri Lanka 54

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10:30 Coffee Break 11:00 Emergency Sanitation Measures for Disaster Management. Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, India 11:10 Disappearing Lands: Supporting Communities Affected by River Erosion. Mr. Nazmul Islam Chowdhury, Practical Action-Bangladesh 11:20 Follow-up Questions 12:00 Lunch 13:30 Ensuring Access to Proper Sanitation during Extreme Events: A Tsunami Perspective. Mr. Missaka Hettiarachchi, Chemical and Process Engineering, Sri Lanka 13:40 Management of Impacts of Large-scale Accident at Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant. Dr. Volodymyr Kuznyetsov, Ministry of Environment, Ukraine 13:50 Exploring a New Approach to Water Systems Rehabilitation in War-affected Cities. Mr. Jean-Francois Pinera, Water Engineering and Development Centre, UK 14:00 Follow-up Questions 14:30 Commentator’s Response 14:35 Dialogue and Conclusions


Seminars

Hydro-Hegemony Convenors: King’s College London, London Water Research Group, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

This seminar will provide analytical tools to enable progress to be made by those responsible for projecting the concerns of individual riparians. It will also help those who have been immersed in the confusing world of trying to interpret relations over shared waters in circumstances of asymmetric power relations. Very inadequate theory has been developed in the fields of international relations and international law. There has been endless frustration for all concerned with transboundary water relations. The concepts of hydro-hegemony developed in the recent past have rejuvenated an element of the social science community concerned with transboundary relations. These ideas are beginning to impact the wider discourse

on who gets what in transboundary settings. The seminar will present the latest theorising on hydro-hegemony and counter-hegemony. It will show that just as history is written by the victor, so transboundary relations are directed by the basin hegemon. The hegemonised have to achieve a new basis for engagement which is much more related to power than principle. The first part of the seminar will deal with these determining contextual discursive issues. The second part will use the analytical frameworks of hegemony and counter-hegemony to reveal the nature of transboundary relations in four river basins through the contributions of key riparians.

Friday 25 August

Photo: Mats Lannerstad

Thursday 24 August

Programme

Norra Latin, Room 253

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Special Sessions

13:00 Lunch 14:00 Panel Discussion: Hydro-Hegemony on the Ganges Mediator: Dr. Anthony Turton, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa Discussants: • Dr. David Grey, The World Bank (tbc) • Dr. Jerome Delli-Priscoli, US Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, USA (tbc) Panellists: • Dr. Dipak Gyawali, Former Minister of Water, Nepal • Dr. Daanish Mustafa, King’s College London, UK • Mr. Narasimah Rao Chilukuri, National Level Monitor under the Ministry of Rural Development of the Government of India • Prof. Habibur Rahman, Bangladesh University of Environmental Engineering, Bangladesh (tbc) 15:15 Closing Remarks Dr. Anders Jägerskog, SIWI Prof. John Anthony Allan, King’s College London, UK 15:30 End of Seminar

Saturday 26 August

Chairs: Dr. Anders Jägerskog, SIWI, and Prof. John Anthony Allan, King’s College London, UK 09:00 Introductory Framework • Introduction. Dr. Anders Jägerskog, SIWI, and Prof. John Anthony Allan, King’s College London, UK • Power, Hegemony and Water Conflict Analysis. Dr. Mark Zeitoun, King’s College London, UK • Multiple Layers of Hydro-Hegemony. Mr. Jeroen Warner, Wageningen University, The Netherlands • Counter Hydro-Hegemony in the Nile River Basin. Ms. Ana Cascao, King’s College London, UK • Hydro-Hegemony and International Water Law. Mr. Melvin Woodhouse, UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Dundee University, UK • Question and Answer Period 10:45 Coffee Break 11:00 Panel Discussion: Hydro-Hegemony on the Jordan Mediator: Dr. Mark Zeitoun, King’s College London, UK Discussants and Panellists: Representatives from the respective states (tbc)

Thursday 24 August, 09:00–15:30


Thursday 24 August

National IWRM Planning Processes – Examples from the Ground Convenors: Global Water Partnership (GWP) and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

ning processes by supporting multi-stakeholder platforms that bring together and build consensus among the different ministries, sectors and other stakeholders in water. Simply put, a national IWRM strategy or plan is a roadmap of the changes needed for better water management. The plan clearly defines achievable actions as well as responsibilities and time frames for implementation. Long before the first strategy or plan are completed and approved, however, the questions of how to finance and implement it are to be tackled. This session will outline some of the experiences and challenges being gained in countries and regions where IWRM planning programmes are currently underway. The objective is to present and share experiences regarding the role of the GWP network and the approach being used to facilitate the preparation of national IWRM plans; discuss how to prepare for the implementation of the IWRM strategy or plan; and discuss and review the approach being followed in the presented cases. The expected outputs of the session are improved understanding of what facilitation and support to the government’s IWRM planning process means in practice and recommendations for the implementation and financing of the IWRM plan.

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In a world where both governments and citizens are used to working in sectoral and hierarchical systems, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) strategy and plan preparation may come as something new since the process encompasses broad stakeholder participation and integration, both horizontally and vertically. Since late 2003, several donors and countries have turned to GWP asking for help to facilitate national IWRM planning processes that are being undertaken to meet the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) target of preparing national IWRM and Water Efficiency Plans by 2005. GWP through its network of regional and country water partnerships as well as other organisations (like UNDP, etc) help governments with their IWRM plan-

Programme

Thursday 24 August, 09:00–12:00

Chair: Mr. Alan Hall, GWP 09:00 Introduction. Ms. Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair of the GWP 09:15 GWP and its Facilitation of the IWRM Planning Process: • The Role of GWP in the IWRM Planning Process and Key Lessons Learned So Far. Mr. Alex Simalabwi, GWP Southern Africa • How the Indonesia Country Water Partnership is Contributing to Put IWRM into Practice. Mr. Ir. Raymond Kemur, Ministry for Water, Indonesia 09:35 Panel Commentary and Plenary Discussion (Panel Composed of 5 Experts) 10:30 Coffee Break

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10:45 Preparations for the Implementation of the IWRM Plan – Case Studies: • How the IWRM has Added Value to the National Development Plan and How the Government is Planning to Finance it. Mr. Muhabi Lungu, Principal Planner Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Zambia • How the IWRM Planning Process is Strengthening Water Resources Management at the National and River Basin Level. Mr. Amirkhan Kenshimov, Project Director, Deputy Chair of the Water Resources Committee of Kazakhstan 11:05 Panel Commentary and Plenary Discussion (Panel Composed of 5 Experts) 11:55 Wrap-up and Closing of the Session by the Chair 12:00 Close


The Stockholm Water Prize Laureates Seminar:

Challenges and Opportunities within the Water Sector

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Convenor: Stockholm Water Foundation

in the Water Sector”. Collectively, the Laureates have shown that human ingenuity, technical innovation, scientific curiosity and sincere engagement can indeed make a difference. By helping to protect, conserve and make available our precious water resources, the Laureates have helped ensure that the lives of people are improved and that critical aquatic and terrestrial resources remain for future generations.

Thursday 24 August

The 2006 World Water Week in Stockholm has the unique honour of hosting the first-ever Stockholm Water Prize Laureates Seminar. The Stockholm Water Prize has been awarded annually since 1991 by the Stockholm Water Foundation and honours outstanding efforts on behalf of the world’s water environment and all that depends upon it. This year, eight Laureates will provide their unique perspectives on the “Challenges and Opportunities with-

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Friday 25 August

Programme

S.E. Jørgensen

S. Narain

P. Wilderer

J. Imberger

K. Asmal

B. Frost

Thursday 24 August 24, 09:00–13:00

Norra Latin, Pelarsalen

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10:45 Coffee • The Applications of Ecological Principles in Water Management. Prof. Sven Erik Jørgensen, Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and 2004 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate • Ecological and Social Complexity in Restoring Water Resources Coastal Louisiana and the Mississippi River Basin in USA, and the Mesopotamian Marshlands of Iraq. Prof. William Mitsch, The Ohio State University, USA, and 2004 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate • The Constancy of Change: Disengaging from Reality. Prof. Jörg Imberger, University of Western Australia, and 1996 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate 12:00 Questions and Discussion 13:00 End

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Moderator: Mr. Henrik Ekman, Scientific Journalist 09:00 Introduction. Mr. Ulf Ehlin, Scientific Director, SIWI • Trans-disciplinary Approach to Water Supply and Sanitation. Prof. Peter A. Wilderer, Technical University of Munich, Germany, and 2003 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate • Active Wastewater Construction – Turning the Point of View. Prof. Mogens Henze, Technical University of Denmark, the 1992 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate • Reinventing the Water and Waste Paradigm for the South. Ms. Sunita Narain, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India, the 2005 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate • Accountability – Citizens Demanding their Right to Water and Sanitation. Ms. Barbara Frost, Chief Executive, WaterAid, the 1995 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate • The World Commission on Dams Report: A Lost Cause? Prof. Kader Asmal, M.P., Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, and 2000 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate

M. Henze

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W. Mitsch


Thursday 24 August

Managing Freshwater Ecosystems to Reach the MDGs Convenors: Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Sweden

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According to research by The World Conservation Union (IUCN), goods and services derived from inland waters (such as food and drinking water), water filtration and flood control have an estimated global value of several trillion US dollars. The importance of freshwater ecosystems cannot be underestimated, particularly for the poor, whose very livelihoods often depend on the services they provide. Yet, a fear exists that meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on water, food and sanitation for the poor might mean a massive surge in developing large-scale water infrastructure as a means to provide these services. Recent reviews of such infrastructure have highlighted their technical, economic, environmental and social failures. Freshwater ecosystems have the greatest biodiversity per unit area of habitat of any biome on Earth. At the same time The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment has identified inland waters as suffering from the greatest loss of biodiversity due to large water infrastructure projects and other impacts. This seminar aims to present and discuss different views on how freshwater ecosystems can be managed in order to continue to sustain local livelihoods and how a widespread implementation of affordable, decentralised and environmentally sustainable, small-scale infrastructure for delivering water and energy services is a prerequisite to achieving the MDGs.

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Thursday 24 August, 08:30–12:15 Norra Latin, Room 351

Chair: Mr. Michael Löfroth, WWF Sweden R apporteur: Mr.Göran Ek, SSNC 08:30 Opening. Prof. Malin Falkenmark, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) 08:45 The Extent of River Fragmentation in the World and its Effects on Freshwater Ecosystems. Prof. Christer Nilsson, Umeå University, Sweden 09:15 The Importance of Freshwater Ecosystems for the Livelihoods of Local Communities – A Case Study from the Mekong Region. Ms. Pianporn Deetes, South East Asia Rivers Network, Thailand 10:00 How Does Ecosystem Conservation Contribute to Poverty Reduction on the Ground and How Can This be Integrated in PRPS? Dr. Christopher E. Williams, Global Freshwater Programme, WWF 10:30 Making Infrastructure Work for the Poor. Ms. Ann Kathrin Schneider, International Rivers Network 11:00 Moving Towards Hunger Alleviation In a World With Closing Rivers – Time for Ecohydrological Realism. Prof. Malin Falkenmark, SIWI 11:45 Plenary Discussion 12:15 End


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Promoting IWRM Beyond Borders: Thursday 24 August

Transboundary Waters and Human Development Convenors: UNDP Human Development Report Office and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

Programme

Thursday 24 August, 13:30–15:00

Friday 25 August

Folkets Hus, Room 307 Chair: Dr. Anders Jägerskog, SIWI 13:30 Welcome. Mr. Anders Berntell, SIWI 13:35 Address. Ms. Carin Jämtin, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden 13:45 Introduction and Overview of HDR 2006. Mr. Kevin Watkins, Director, Human Development Report Office, UNDP 14:00 Projecting IWRM Beyond Borders. Mr. Arunabha Ghosh, Co-author, Human Development Report 2006 14:15 Substantive Comment: Challenges of Harnessing Hydrological Interdependence for Human Development. Prof. Malin Falkenmark, SIWI 14:30 Substantive Comment: Challenges of Building Effective River Basin Institutions. Dr. David Phillips, Consultant, France 14:45 General Discussion: Focus on Specific Cases; Agenda for Policy Change 15:05 Conclusions: Mr. Kevin Watkins, UNDP and Mr. Anders Berntell, SIWI 15:15 Close

Saturday 26 August Special Sessions Poster Sessions

Much progress has been made to promote Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at the national level. However, a large and growing proportion of the world’s population lives in transboundary water basins. Countries will face both increasing competition for shared waters as well as suffer the negative externalities of basin mismanagement. Despite instances of inter-state cooperation, the institutional framework to manage growing competition in a manner that is consistent with human development is missing. River basins are ecosystems and the most appropriate level of water management is at the basin level. This seminar will probe how IWRM can be extended beyond borders. It will propose and discuss how institutional mandates can be extended and deepened and the changes needed in institutional design. It will also investigate the extent to which basin-level management can be a source of regional human development. The issues discussed in this seminar form an integral part of the upcoming UNDP Human Development Report.

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Thursday 24 August Side Events

Side Events on 24 August

ing relationships between wetlands, water, sanitation and livelihoods. The side event will present and discuss the effect on wetlands where this is not taken into account. 12:15–13:15

12:15–13:15

Folkets Hus, Room 307

What can CSD 2008 do for the Water Agenda? Convenors: Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

chair: Amb. Viveka Bohn, Sweden The first cycle of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) was completed in 2006 and dealt with water and sanitation. There was some concern that this CSD “water cycle” did not fulfil expectations that had been raised in Johannesburg or at CSD 2005. One of the outcomes was that CSD would again look at progress at CSD 2008. This side event will start to try and map out what that might look like. Side event speakers include Ms. Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair, Global Water Partnership; Mr. Felix Dodds, Executive Director, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future; and Mr. Johan Kuylenstierna, Project Director, SIWI.

Folkets Hus, Room 203

Water for Food, Water for Life: Influencing What Happens Next Presenting Results of the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Convenor: The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture (CA)

How can we produce enough food for 2 to 3 billion more people, and meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on poverty, hunger and environment? How much more water will we need? Where will it come from? What type of water management? How well did we manage water for food so far? This side event will explore these questions through the presentation of the results of the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. 12:15–13:15

Folkets Hus, Room 300

Baltic 21 Lighthouse Projects – Advancing Sustainable Development in Action Convenor: Baltic 21

12:15–13:15

Norra Latin, Room 351

Wetlands, Water, Sanitation and Livelihoods Convenor: Wetlands International, WASTE Advisers on Urban Environment and Development, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

Previous international meetings have noted the interdependent relationship between ecosystems, health, human well-being and economic growth. However there has been relatively little implementation of this principle and many still view water for people and water for the environment as two separate and often conflicting aims. The workshop will focus on the development of an initiative where water and sanitation experts and sector representatives can learn about and develop an integrated approach address60

Baltic 21 will present information about its innovative water-related Lighthouse Projects, which each play an important role in realising a common vision of a Baltic Sea Eco-region. Lighthouse Projects (LHP) are designed to demonstrate sustainable development in practice and to produce region-wide results. The LHP concept encompasses the objectives of ensuring high project visibility, the participation of as many stakeholders from as many countries and sectors as possible, and the broader application of existing and new solutions. Baltic 21 is a regional multi-stakeholder process for sustainable development. For more information please visit the Baltic 21 LHP webpage http://www.baltic21.org/?lhp.


Award Ceremony

Stockholm Water Prize Award Ceremony

Stockholm City Hall

H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is the Patron of the Stockholm Water Prize. This year, the prize will be presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.

Professor Asit K. Biswas, a tireless water proponent who constantly challenges the “status quo“ and who helped foster a critical re-think among United Nations agencies, national governments, professional associations and others about how to improve delivery of water and sanitation services and management of our water resources, is the 2006 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. Professor Biswas will also have the honour of addressing the Opening Plenary Session, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Ceremony and the Founders Seminar.

Thursday 24 August Friday August 25

The Stockholm Water Prize is presented annually to an individual, institution or organisation for outstanding waterrelated activities. The activities can be within the fields of education and awareness raising, human and international relations, research, water management or water-related aid and development activities in developing countries. The Stockholm Water Prize was first presented in 1991 and includes a usd 150,000 award and an Orrefors crystal sculpture. The Stockholm Water Prize Laureate is announced each March in connection with the UN World Water Day and honoured each August at a Royal Prize Ceremony and Banquet in the Stockholm City Hall during the World Water Week in Stockholm. Founders of the Stockholm Water Prize are Swedish and international companies in cooperation with the City of Stockholm. Stockholm Water Prize Laureates have over the years represented many water-related activities, professions and scientific disciplines and have come from around the world. Any activity or actor which contributes broadly to the conservation and protection of the world’s water resources, and to improved water conditions which contribute to the health and welfare of the planet’s inhabitants and our ecosystems, is eligible to be nominated for the Stockholm Water Prize. An international nominating committee appointed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences reviews the nominations and proposes the candidate.

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Thursday 24 August, 16:30

Saturday August 26

Social Activity

Aquatic Adventure Photo: David Mårding

350 sek (light meal included) Roundtrip transportation provided from the Stockholm City Conference Centre. Price:

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The Aquaria Water Museum in Stockholm invites World Water Week participants to its unique environment. Experience the day-night simulation of a real tropical rainforest ecosystem, explore a magnificent coral reef with sharks, mangroves and see the unique salmon hatchery where fish come directly from the Baltic Sea into the museum for spawning. A light meal is served and the beautiful surroundings at the shoreline guarantee an interesting and relaxing evening.

Special Sessions

Thursday 24 August, 17:30–21:00


Friday 25 August

World Water Week Closing Plenary Day Plenary Session

Chair: Prof. Peter Rogers, Harvard University, USA 09:00 Singapore’s Experience in Integrated Water Resources Management

Mr. Khoo Teng Chye, Chief Executive, Public Utilities Board, Singapore 09:20 Sharing Benefits and Responsibilities – The Role of Science in Water Management in Africa.

Dr. Akissa Bahri, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Director for Africa, IWMI Regional Office, Ghana 09:40 Prof. Saif-ud-Din Soz, Union Minister of Water Resources, India 10:00 Coffee Break Closing Session

Chair: Mr. Anders Berntell, Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) 10:30 The Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award Presentation Ms. Cecilia Björner, Director General, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden 10:45 Best Poster Award Mr. Claus Hagebro, Scientific Programme Committee Member 11:00 Personal Reflections from the Week Prof. Malin Falkenmark, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) 11:10 World Water Week Synthesis Panel 12:45 Closing Address Mr. Anders Berntell, Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) 12:55 The 2006 World Water Week in Pictures 13:00 End of Closing Session

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Seminars

Challenges in Governance of Water Convenors: Global Water Partnership (GWP) – Eastern Africa and GWP – Western Africa

Saturday 26 August

Folkets Hus, Room 300

14:40 Coffee Break 15:00 Case Study Presentations from the Pf WG Programme: • Arbitration in Water Conflicts as an Alternative to Litigation. Ms. Elizabeth Nkini, Ministry of Water & Livestock Development, Tanzania • Local Governance to Secure Access to Land and Water in Lower Gash Watershed, Sudan. Hon. Louis Opange, MP, Natural Resources Committee, Uganda • Building Coalitions to Protect Natural Resources. Mr. Hadley Becha, Wetlands Forum, EAWLS, Kenya • Summary of Lessons and Future Actions. Mr. Jason Oyugi, GWP Eastern Africa 15:45 Commentary by Panel and Discussions from Floor 16:45 Closing Remarks by Chair

Special Sessions Poster Sessions

13:45 Introduction by Chair. Mr. Johan Holmberg, SIWI and Mr. Alan Hall, GWP 13:50 Introduction of Panel of Experts • Mr. Andre Liebert, European Union Water Initiative (EUWI) • Dr. Barbara van Koppen, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) • Executive Director, Mr. Audace Ndayizeye MBE tbc • Ms. Audrey Nepveu, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 14:00 Background to the Methodology and Processes for Pf WG Programme. Mr. Simon Thuo, GWP Eastern Africa and Mr. Dam Mogbante, GWP Western Africa 14:20 Keynote Presentation: Democratisation Process and Impacts on Sustainable Water Management. Ms. Rasha Omar, IFAD

Friday 25 August, 13:45–17:00

Friday 25 August

Programme

ticians, decision makers, policy makers, managers, water users, civil society, researchers and financiers. The purpose of the session is to build on the Pf WG programme and to discuss findings and case studies aiming at the expansion of the dialogue on water governance. The objective is to present and discuss the approach being used by GWP to: assess the water governance situation at the regional and country level; present case studies on the current lessons learnt for improved water governance; discuss the main findings and challenges in water governance in East and West Africa, building on the lessons learned of the “Programme for Effective Water Governance”; and identify a road map for programmes to improve water governance in the two regions. The expected outputs of the session are an improved understanding of the main water governance challenges in East and West Africa, and recommendations for a way forward and an agreement on the approach towards designing programmes for improving water management in East and West Africa.

Thursday 24 August

Poor governance causes short and long-term problems regarding issues intimately connected to water, from health and food security, to economic development, land use and the preservation of the natural ecosystems on which the water resources depend. In East Africa, it has been linked to drought, where there has been huge felling of forests for charcoal production and fuel wood. Also, countries in West Africa are affected by ineffective water governance: inadequate water regimes, water pollution and problems linked to fishing, erosion, flooding, clearance and fire because of over exploitation. The European Community has given GWP funds to implement the Programme for Water Governance in East and West Africa (Pf WG). The programme aims to address some of the inconsistencies that exist in the planning and management of water resources in seven East and West African countries. Improved water governance will be promoted through enhancing the participation of all stakeholders by facilitating the development of an enabling environment that promotes interaction and discussions across all levels of stakeholders. These include poli-

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Friday 25 August

The IWRM 2005 Target

– Indicators of Implementation Convenors: UNEP Collaborating Centre on Water and Environment (UCC-Water) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danida, Denmark

A survey in 2005 of 95 countries undertaken by the Global Water Partnership showed that Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) plans are in place or under preparation in many countries. While the IWRM planning process is important, it is the actual implementation of the plans that counts: new policies and laws, reforming the institutions at the central and decentralised level, building the human capacities and taking action at the local level. In 2008 all countries will be requested by Programme

Friday 25 August, 13:30–17:00

Folkets Hus, Room 307

• Monitoring of Implementation of IWRM – Examples on How Donors Support the Development of National IWRM Monitoring Systems. Mr. Jan Møller Hansen, Danida • Indicators for IWRM in the World Water Development Report. Mr. Carlos Fernandez-Jauregui, World Water Assessment Programme • Monitoring of IWRM Implementation, FAO Experiences and Plans. FAO (tbc) • Targeting, Monitoring and Reporting Activities in the Water Sector. Dr. Daniel Zimmer, World Water Council (WWC) • Monitoring the Implementation of IWRM – Experiences and Challenges and the Use of Indicators. Mr. Palle Lindgaard-Jørgensen, UCC-Water, Denmark 15:45 Panel Discussion: Indicators of IWRM Implementation – The Way Forward 16:30 Closure of Seminar

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Chair: Prof. Torkil Jønch-Clausen, Senior Adviser, UNEP 13:30 Presentation of the Global Progress Towards IWRM 2005 Target and the Challenges in Monitoring the Progress and Reporting to CSD. Mr. Niels Ipsen, UCC-Water, Denmark 13:45 Indicators of IWRM Implementation • In Central Asia, with Focus on the Development and Implementation of IWRM Policies and Laws. Dr. Vadim Sokolov, GWP Caucasus and Central Asia (CACENA), Uzbekistan • In West Africa, with Focus on the Progress in the Institutional Reform Processes and Development of Human Capacities. Mr. Rui Silva, The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) • In Central America with Focus on the Integration of IWRM Principles and Environmental Aspects in the Water Sector Policies and Plans. tbc, Central America 14:30 Development of Indicators of IWRM Implementation – Short Introductory Presentations Followed by Panel Discussion

the United Nations to report their progress towards the IWRM 2005 Target to CSD. The seminar will present how countries have monitored the actual implementation of IWRM, how regional institutions and donors have supported or plan to support this process and discuss how future monitoring systems and indicators of IWRM implementation could support the implementation of IWRM.

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Award Ceremony

Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award Main Congess Hall

Friday 25 August, 10:45

Main Congess Hall

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will be given an opportunity to highlight the key points of the poster, respond to queries and otherwise interact with other participants. Poster abstracts are published in the abstract volume. The winner receives a diploma as well as complimentary registration plus travel and accommodation for one person for the 2007 World Water Week.

Special Sessions

Posters presented during the World Water Week in Stockholm have always been an important component of the overall World Water Week programme. Special efforts are made to make them accessible to participants and incorporated into the deliberations taking place during the week. The posters will be displayed during the poster sessions arranged on Tuesday and Wednesday where the author(s)

Saturday 26 August

World Water Week Best Poster Award

Friday 25 August

The Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award is a regional award for water stewardship and recognises direct and practical efforts which contribute to improved water quality in the Baltic Sea. Given by Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the award is seen as an appreciation for what individuals, corporations, non-governmental organisations and municipalities have done to help improve the Baltic Sea’s water environment. The Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award was established in 1999 and is presented during the World Water Week in Stockholm each August. The award winner receives a sek 100,000 prize sum, crystal sculpture, diploma and travel and accommodation to participate in the activities during the World Water Week. A jury appointed by the Swedish Government reviews the nominations and selects the winner, which can come from any of the Baltic Sea countries. For setting the bar for individual philanthropy so high in pursuit of his dream of an improved Baltic Sea water environment, Swedish financier Björn Carlson will receive the 2006 Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award. The 2006 award is in honour of Mr. Carlson’s 2005 personal donation of sek 500 million (usd 62.6 million) for interdisciplinary projects and creative initiatives that support direct and practical efforts which contribute to improved water quality in the Baltic Sea. The funds are administered by the newly founded Björn Carlson Foundation for the Baltic Sea. Ms. Cecilia Björner, Director-General, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, will present the award.

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Friday 25 August, 10:30


Saturday 26 August

Hard or Soft Landing in Closing Basins? Coping with Quantity and Quality Challenges Co-convenor: The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture (CA), the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

As societies develop, water resources in a basin are increasingly used, polluted and controlled. As water is diverted and consumed for agricultural, domestic and industrial purposes, streamflow is increasingly depleted, reducing downstream usefulness and the ability to meet environmental flow requirements. Basins are said to be closed when depletion exceeds the amount required for environmental needs. Over-appropriation of river flow is already widespread. Groundwater depletion and pollution threaten the water resource base; sediment flushing and salin-

ity intrusion threaten further the health of the freshwater and coastal ecosystems. Society adapts through planned and unplanned reallocation of the water resource, further complicating upstream-downstream relations. A question is whether the resource base will fail causing undue hardship in a closed basin, or whether and how society can adapt for a soft landing. The 2006 SIWI Seminar will address emerging development challenges, paying particular attention to efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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Programme

Saturday 26 August, 09:00–17:00

09:00 Welcome 09:15 Introduction by Keynote Speaker: Hard or Soft Landing in Closing Basins. Dr. David Molden, International Water Management Association (IWMI) 09:45 Session 1: Development of Closed Basins – Why do Basins Close, and What are Symptoms of Closure? Jordan Basin: The Process of Basin Closure. Dr. Jean-Phillipe Venot, IWMI 10:05 Olifants Basin: The Process of Basin Closure. Washy Nyabeze, Makgaleng Projects, South Africa 10:30 Coffee 11:00 Large-scale Groundwater Withdrawal and Basin Closure: Case Study on Upper Musi Basin, India. Venkateswara Rao, India 11:20 Moving Upstream: Dynamics in Bhavani Basin, India: Planned and Spontaneous Intensification in Water Use. Prof. Jan Lundqvist, SIWI, and Mr. Mats Lannerstad, Linköping University, Sweden 11:40 Future Biomass Energy Supply: The Consumptive Water Use Perspective. Dr. Göran Berndes, Chalmers University, Sweden 12:00 Lunch 66

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13:30 Session 2: Social and Ecological Impacts of Closure – Adaptation Processes to Come to a Soft Landing Basin Closure and Environmental Flow Requirements. Dr. Vladimir Smakhtin, IWMI 13:50 Basin Closure and Surface Water Allocations in the Lerma-Chapala Basin, Mexico. Mr. Flip Wester, Wageningen University, The Netherlands 14:10 Meeting the River Depletion in the Yellow River. Dr. Hong Yang, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology 14:30 Coffee 15:00 Large-scale Conjunctive Surface, Groundwater and Hydropower Development in India: The Swadeshi Ganga Water Machine. Prof. Mahesh C. Chaturvedi, Indian National Academy of Engineering 15:20 Why Enough is Not Enough: The Societal Determinants of River Basin Closing. Dr. Francois Molle, IWMI 15:40 Session 3: General Discussion 16:50 Conclusions 17:00 End of Session


Social Activity

Technical Tours Hammarby Sjöstad – The Eco-cycle City Area Saturday 26 August, 09:00–13:00

Photo: Erik Freudenthal

This new residential area represents the most advanced eco-cycle oriented city planning project in Stockholm. High environmental goals have been set for energy, water, sewage and solid waste management. Building material and processes have been selected in order not to harm the environment. New high-tech solutions are being used to generate energy, handle solid waste and save water. Stormwater is taken care of and treated so that it will be a clean, attractive contribution to the area. The spectacular glasshouse is the advanced information and communication centre for inhabitants, building companies, etc. Price: 350 sek (lunch included)

Water and Regional Spatial Planning in the City of Stockholm

Sätra Gård – Recycling Thinking and Methods

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In a beautiful natural environment near to Stockholm is Sätra Gård. Here, very near to the Högbytorps waste treatment facility, Ragn-Sells operates a unique conference facility that offers the latest in modern, holistic recycling thinking and methods. Sätra Gård is a complete experience which is based on three cornerstones: education, development and experience. World Water Week participants are welcome to see how residual products and waste are handled and refined in a problem-free manner and used as secondary raw material, fuel and soil conditioner. Don’t miss the opportunity to see recycling principles in action through waste minimisation, source separation, reuse and recycling (including energy recovery) and safe disposal of untreatable wastes. All of this is on display at Sätra Gård. Price: 350 sek (lunch included)

Saturday 26 August

Saturday 26 August, 09:00–13:00

The Office of Regional Planning and Urban Transportation (RTK) is responsible for regional spatial planning in the Stockholm County and will present how water issues are represented in the Regional Development Plan for the Stockholm region. A look at the demands placed by the EU Water Framework Directive will also be a part of the discussion. RTK also deals with issues concerning the environment, nature conservation, rural areas and the Stockholm archipelago, including monitoring and initiation of structural issues for Stockholm County and the region around Lake Mälaren. RTK also cooperates internationally within the area of regional development. Price: 350 sek (lunch included)

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Saturday 26 August, 09:00–13:00


Special Sessions

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Celebrating 10 Years of the Global Water Partnership Convenor: Global Water Partnership (GWP)

Conceived in 1995 and launched in 1996, the Global Water Partnership (GWP) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on August 20, 2006. The idea of the GWP grew out of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992 – where water was recognised as a scarce resource, an integral part of the ecosystem and a social and economic good. The conference highlighted the fragmentation of responsibilities for water resources development among sectoral agencies and called for effective implementation and coordination mechanisms to promote Integrated Water Resources Management based on public participation – including that of women, youth, indigenous people and local communities – in water management policy- and decision-making. Created in response to this call, the GWP advocated an approach to better water resources management that brings more integration among the water user sectors, more value ascribed to the resource, more financially sustainable systems, more attention to management processes including better laws and consultation with those involved in water resources development, management and use. To get this process going, the GWP established a worldwide network of believers by bringing water experts from several countries together at the regional level. Now, ten years on, broad multi-stakeholder water partnerships have been established in fourteen regions and in over fifty countries. The resulting efforts of these partnerships, together with many others, have indeed succeeded in contributing towards raising water higher on political agendas around the world. And ultimately, in a bold, ambitious leap of faith by 68

18-20 August: Consulting Partners Meeting 20 August: 10th Anniversary Celebration 18:00–19:30 Norra Latin, Aulan

those participating in the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development, a call for national IWRM and Water Efficiency Plans to be developed by 2005 was made. Though this target was practically impossible to fully reach within the given three year period, it has created a momentum and good progress is being made everywhere: the second informal survey undertaken by GWP at the end of 2005 on the status of IWRM planning suggests that over three quarters of the countries surveyed have either completed or have a process in place to prepare their national plans. The challenge today is how to keep this momentum going and ensuring continuous efforts are made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The GWP itself has been directly involved in these efforts, helping governments by facilitating their planning processes in fourteen countries, mostly in Africa. Though an advocacy and awareness organisation, the GWP had a moral duty to respond to these requests for practical support. With sustainability in mind, the GWP has focused on the local ownership and experience needed. In the Consulting Partners meeting that will be held on August 18 and 20 – prior to the Anniversary – the GWP will be looking ahead and, based on the lessons learned and the momentum that the 2005 target has raised, identify what GWP can do and what is required to keep this process going – a process that in many cases has just started and in need of more support. The Anniversary celebration will reflect on GWP’s contributions, big or small, and those who made it possible. Our patrons, donors, ministers and friends world wide will celebrate with us and we look forward to seeing you there.


The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, and the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food

From Assessment to Research and Actions Developing and managing water resources to help end poverty and hunger, feed an additional 2 billion people, while reversing trends of ecosystem degradation presents the most significant water challenge of our time. Despite great gains in food production, the use of water for food security and poverty reduction remains unfinished business for millions of rural poor. The dilemma posed by this challenge is that more people will require more water for agriculture, yet the way in which people use water in agriculture is the most important driver of ecosystem degradation. Taking up this challenge will lead us toward attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on poverty, hunger and environment. Sharply diverging views exist on the water-food-ecosystem choices. Some place emphasis on developing more water through large infrastructure to relieve scarcity, to fuel economic growth, and as a way to relieve pressure on the environment. At the other end of the spectrum is a call for a halt to agricultural and hydraulic infrastructure expansion, and promotion of practices that restore

ecosystems to their original balance. The divergence of positions is exacerbated by differences in language and approach used to describe the situation. There is growing interest for common ground. The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture (the CA) was formed to bring these diverse views together. Over the past five years, the CA has critically evaluated the benefits, costs and impacts of 50 years of water development, the water management challenges communities are facing today, and solutions people have developed. The results of these findings will be presented and discussed during the 2006 World Water Week in Stockholm. The overarching picture of the water-food-livelihoods-environment nexus offered by the CA enables the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) to put results into action by investing in research that leads to better management and investment decisions in water and agriculture and aims to address both human and environmental water needs.

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Multi-scale Water Governance Convenors: The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture (CA) and the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF)

Programme

Tuesday 22 August, 09:00–12:00 Folkets Hus, Room 203

Co-chairs: Dr. Claudia Ringler, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA; Dr. Francis Gichuki, IWMI Sri Lanka; and Dr. Veliyil Vasu Sugunan, WorldFish Center (ICLARM), Egypt 09:00 Opening Remarks 09:05 Indigenous Voices in Transboundary Water Management, Limpopo River Basin, South Africa. Dr. Jaqui Goldin, African Water Issues Research Unit, University of Pretoria, South Africa 09:25 Governance and Poverty, Insights from the SCALES Project in the Andes. Dr. Nancy Johnson, Leader, Water and People in Catchments Research Theme, CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food; International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Colombia 09:45 Governance and Poverty, Insights from the SCALES Project in the Nyando Sub-basin of Nile Basin. Dr. Brent Swallow, Principal Economist and Theme Leader, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) 10:05 Discussion 10:20 Coffee Break 10:50 Governance Issues Viewed Through a Fishing Net: Including Fisherfolk in the Debate. Dr. Christophe Béné, Portfolio Director, West and Central Africa, WorldFish Center, Egypt 11:10 The Need for Adaptive and Multi-scale Governance in Times of Increasing Uncertainties. Prof. Claudia Pahl-Wostl, University of Osnabrück, Germany 11:30 Discussion 11:45 Concluding Remarks 12:00 End of Seminar Photo: Mats Lannerstad

As water moves through the landscape, it presents opportunities and/or imposes sustainable development challenges at different scales – local, catchment, sub-basin, basin, national and regional. A suite of governance mechanisms applied at different scales are required to address conf licts associated with the development, allocation, use and management of water resources by diverse stakeholders with different perceptions, interests, values and influence. The objective of this seminar is to explore opportunities for ensuring that institutional mechanisms applied at different scales are coherent, supportive and lead to improving water governance. The seminar presentations will (a) highlight governance challenges and opportunities at different scales, (b) illustrate how governance at one scale affects governance at the next scale, and (c) share success stories in multi-scale water governance. After the presentations, the participants will discuss the way forward with reference to (a) dissemination and application of available knowledge and (b) knowledge gaps and priorities.

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Practical Implementation of IWRM in Africa Convenors: The Challenge Programme on Water and Food (CPWF) and the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI)

The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has polarised researchers and development practitioners alike into those who advocate strongly the idea and practice and those who are critical of its “blueprint” like application to diverse settings. This seminar aims to share IWRM experiences in Africa and explore its impact on access to safe water, sustainable sanitation and food security in the region. The overall objective of the workshop is to address barriers for the promotion of a knowledge-based approach to adaptive IWRM. Specific objectives are to: • Review the progress made towards practical implementation of IWRM Programme

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Identify how CPWF research can contribute to the generation and application of the required knowledge. Identify how EUWI research efforts can generate momentum for capacity building and research-practice interfaces needed for the implementation of adaptive IWRM. Identify specific joint initiatives that EUWI and CPWF could undertake together (including other strategic partnerships) to better integrate IWRM implementation.

The expected result of the seminar is the initiation of the production of guidelines for adapting IWRM research to real life planning and implementation scenarios.

Tuesday 22 August, 13.30–17.30

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15:15 Session 3: Exploring the Contributions of EUWI in Promoting IWRM Approaches in Africa Chair: Mr. Zissimos Vergos, European Commission, Directorate General for Research and EUWI Research Working Group • The Case of Orange River Basin in Southern Africa (NEWater Project). Dr. Chris Dickens, Institute of Natural Resources, South Africa • The Case of Nile River Basin (NEWater project). tbc • The Case of Oueme River Basin, Benin (Rivertwin project). Prof. Karl Stahr, University of Hohenheim, Germany 16:00 Group Discussions • The participants will work in three groups to deliberate on the recommendations and the way forward for practical implementation of IWRM at the three scales: (a) system level with emphasis on agricultural water; (b) river basin level; and (c) national/regional/continental levels. They will also highlight how the knowledge being generated by CPWF and EUWI should be transformed into practical recommendations and applied. • A relevant guidance text shall be prepared in collaboration between CPWF and EUWI appointed resource persons. 17:00 Synthesis from Groups and Workshop Conclusions 17:30 Close

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13:30 Introduction and Welcome 13:45 Session 1: Understanding Current State of Progress in Implementing IWRM Approaches, Constraints and Opportunities: A Practitioner’s Perspective Chair: Dr. Chris Dickens, Institute of Natural Resources, South Africa • Hurdles and Progress Made in Implementing IWRM in Eastern Africa. Mr. Simon Thuo, Global Water Partnership-East Africa • Implementing IWRM in Ghana: Challenges and Progress. Dr. Charles Biney, Water Resources Commission, Ghana 14:15 Session 2: Exploring the Contributions of CPWF in Promoting IWRM Approaches in Africa Chair: Dr. Alain Vidal, CPWF Management Team and EUWI Research Working Group • IWRM, Water Productivity and Poverty Reduction: Understanding Linkages and Potential Interventions for Catalyzing Change. Dr. Francis Gichuki, IWMI Sri Lanka • African Models of Transboundary Governance. Dr. Amy Sullivan, IWMI, South Africa • Small Multi-Purpose Reservoir Ensemble Planning. Dr. Mark Andreini, IWMI, Ghana 15:00 Coffee Break

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Turning Assessment Findings into Action: Convenors: The Comprehensive Assessment on Water Management in Agriculture (CA) and the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF)

Key findings of the CA will be presented and illustrated by action oriented research of the Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) and projects by others. The programme will feature ample discussion on the results and debate around contentious issues that emerge. The day will feature presentations and dialogues on effective Programme

Thursday 24 August, 09:00–15:30

Chairs: Ms. Eiman Karar, Director, Water Resource Management, Water Research Commission, South Africa, and Dr. Peter Bridgewater, Secretary General of RAMSAR Secretariat R apporteurs: Ms. Domitille Vallee and Dr. Lisa Schipper, CA Secretariat Note: Presentations will be short to allow for many opportunities for active interaction with the audience. Most of the field projects presented are supported by the Challenge Program on Water for Food. 09:00 Taking the Comprehensive Assessment on Water Management in Agriculture from Research to Action Welcome. Ms. Eiman Karar, Water Research Commission, South Africa Keynote Speech: Water for Food, Water for Life, What an Assessment Enables Us to Say. Dr. David Molden, Coordinator of the CA, Sri Lanka Discussion: ‘Futures for Agricultural Water Management’ Panel Discussion: From Assessment to Action: The How’s. • Dr. Jonathan Woolley, CPWF • Dr. Akissa Bahri, IWMI, Ghana • Dr. Theib Oweis, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria • Dr. Suhas Wani, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India 10:00 Message 1: Investment Choices in Water Management for Agriculture: A Continuum of Options Introduction by Chair. Ms. Eiman Karar, Water Research Commission, South Africa • From Blue to Green Water: A Continuum of Options Today and in the Future. Mr. Jean Marc Faures, Food and Agricultural Organization • The Significance and Challenges of Informal Irrigation Sector with Low-quality Water. Examples from Urban and Peri-urban West Africa. Dr. Pay Dreschel, IWMI, Ghana Discussion: Rethinking our Investment Choices 10:30 Coffee Break 10:45 Message 2: Promising Pathways for Poverty Reduction • Unlock the Potential of Rainfed Farming Targeting Smallholders. Dr. Johan Rockström, Executive Director, 72

water management actions in agriculture to end poverty and enhance equity; the relative role of rainfed and irrigated agriculture; the amount and type of investments in water management; and decentralisation and the role of the state. The seminar, co-sponsored by the CA and the CPWF, brings new thinking for research and action. Folkets Hus, Congress Hall C

Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden • Promising Pathways for Poverty Reduction, Integrating Social Justice, Equity, Health and Investing in Multiple Use Systems. Dr. Barbara van Koppen, Lead CPWF-MUS Project • Focus on One of the Poorest Groups, the Herders: From Assessment to Action Example from Research in the Nile. Dr. Don Peden, International Livestock Research Institute, Ethiopia • Healthy Ecosystems and Farming Systems to Support Fisheries and Livelihoods. Dr. Veliyil Vasu Sugunan, WorldFish Center (ICLARM), Egypt Questions and Discussions 12:00 Lunch Break 13:30 Message 3: Agriculture can Support Healthy Ecosystems and Livelihoods • Introduction of the Two Next Sessions. Dr. Peter Bridgewater, RAMSAR • Multifunctionality of Agro-ecosystems. Dr. Line Gordon, Stockholm University, Sweden • Managing Irrigated Rice as a Human Made Wetland and Promoting Synergies with Aquaculture. Dr. Bas Bouman, I nternational Rice Research Institute, Philippines • Conserving Water, Managing the Land: Benefits for Smallholders and the Environment. Dr. Deborah Bossio, IWMI, Sri Lanka • Brainstorming on “Approaches in Agriculture to Support Ecosystem Services” 14:30 Message 4: Stimulating a Shift in Thinking and Change in Water Management in Agriculture • Looking at River Basins Differently to Stimulate Change. Dr. Francois Molle, IRD/IWMI, France • Social Learning to Stimulate Shift in Thinking and Adaptation in Societies, Example from Latin America. Dr. Nancy Johnson, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Colombia • Training Women in Water and Soil and its Impacts on Management, Example from Uganda. Ms. Josephine Kizza, Saint Jude Family Project, Uganda • Conclusions and Brainstorming on Next Steps: Strategies for Outreach, Capacity Building and Awareness Raising as Critical Pathways 15:30 Close

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Results of The Comprehensive Assessment On Water Management In Agriculture (CA)


Drought, Risk and Management for Agricultural Water Use Convenors: The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture (CA) and the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF)

Drought risk is a major impediment to development of rural livelihoods. The mere expectation of drought prevents farmers from investing in ways that would otherwise improve livelihoods, such as diversifying into high value crops, increasing fertiliser use or improving local Programme Chairs:Dr. Alok Sikka, CPWF-IGB Unit, Patna, India and Dr. Claudia Ringler, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA 13:30 Risk and Uncertainty Analysis in Water Allocation and Agricultural Water Management. Dr. Rajendra Singh and Dr. Narendra S. Raghuwanshi, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 13:50 Dynamic Decision Making for Sustainable Water Resources Management Under Risk and Uncertainty: Concept and a Case Study. Prof. Bruce Lankford, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK 14:10 Coping with Risk and Uncertainty Under Extreme Weather Conditions. Dr. J. S. Samra, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi 14:30 Discussion

infrastructure. Farmers adopt a range of strategies to cope with risk, including avoidance, management or risk-sharing. The impact of these strategies on long-term development is examined, together with options for intervention through financial and policy instruments. Friday 25 August, 13:30–17:00

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14:45 Coffee Break 15:15 Water Scarcity, Water Quality – Risks for Food Consumption: A Discussion. Ms. Puja Jawahar and Dr. Claudia Ringler, IFPRI, USA 15:35 Decision Support Systems to Enable Better Management of Water Use in Agriculture Under Uncertainty. Dr. Alok Sikka and Dr. Adlul Islam, CPWF-IGB Unit, Patna, India, Dr. Balaji Rajagopalan, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, and Dr. A. Haris, Patna, India 15:55 Financial Instruments to Cope with Drought Risk in Agriculture. Dr. Simon Cook, CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, Sri Lanka 16:15 Discussion 16:30 General Discussion and Conclusions 17:00 End

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EU Water Initiative Partners Meeting Convenor: European Commission Supported by the Swedish Water House

The EU Water Initiative was launched at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development as a contribution to achievement of the Millennium Development Goals for drinking water and sanitation, within the context of an integrated approach to water resources management. It is intended as a catalyst and a foundation for action. A multi-stakeholder process mobilising partners from governments, IFIs and donors, civil society organisations, water users and the water industry, both in Europe and in partner countries, facilitates progress and coordinates the efforts of all actors involved. The meeting consists of three sessions.

Infrastructure and Water and Sanitation Services for the Poor This session will be focused around the EU Strategy for Africa and the EU-Africa Partnership on Infrastructure. The Partnership, a joint EU effort, responds to the development goals of the African Union and its New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). It aims to substantially increase EU investment in African infrastructure and to support programmes that facilitate interconnectivity at a continental and regional level. It will encompass transboundary, regional and national infrastructure in the widest sense: transport networks, water and energy infrastructure and connections as well as telecommunication networks. In water, activities will be focused on regional water issues – cooperation on the use of the resources of shared rivers, respecting the needs of all stakeholders, developing rivers and water infrastructure to reduce vulnerability to droughts, better manage floods, to ensure more water, more food and more electricity, and to do so in a way that respects the needs of the river system itself. This means building a strong foundation for cooperative action and for future investment projects to follow the decision making framework of the World Commission on Dams Report of 2000.

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Tuesday 22 August, 09:30–12:30 Folkets Hus, Lilla Teatern

Chair: Dr. Henry Ntale, Chair of African Ministers’ Council on Water Technical Advisory Committee R apporteur: tbc 09:30 Introduction by Chair 09:35 The EU-Africa Infrastructure Partnership. Presentation by European Commission 10:55 Priorities of AU-NEPAD-AMCOW. Presentation by AMCOW/NEPAD 10:15 Finance Better Reaching the Poor Through More Innovation. The European Investment Bank New Approach. Mr. José Frade, European Investment Bank 10:35 Stakeholder Involvement in Planning and Development of Water Infrastructure. Dr. Edward Kairu, Chair of Africa Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) (tbc) 11:00 Discussion: How can the EUWI Help to Build a Strong Foundation for Cooperative Action and for Future Investment Projects in the Water Sector? 12:15 Conclusions and Wrap-up


Moving the EUWI Forward – Monitoring, Alignment and Harmonisation There have been calls for a strengthening of the activities and accountability of the EU Water Initiative, including the setting of tough measurable targets for its impact and for the publishing of regular six-month progress reports. This session will review the development of a monitoring system for the EUWI, how this needs to be linked to the achievement of objectives on aid effectiveness and how reporting may be enhanced.

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Wednesday 23 August, 14:00-17:30 Folkets Hus, Lilla Teatern

Chair: Representative of the Italian Foreign Ministry (TBC) R apporteur: Mr. Johan Holmberg, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) 14:00 Introduction by Chair 14:10 Development of a Monitoring Methodology for the EUWI. Presentation by Italy, Chair of the EUWI Monitoring Working Group 14:40 NGO Contributions to Monitoring the EUWI. Presentation by Tear Fund/WaterAid 15:10 Linking the EUWI to the Paris Declaration and Regional Monitoring Initiatives. Dr. Andrew Cotton, Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), UK 15:40 Discussion 17:00 Conclusions and Wrap-up

EU Water Initiative Multi-stakeholder Forum

Thursday 24 August, 09:30–12:30 Folkets Hus, Lilla Teatern

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Chair: European Commission Discussion Facilitator: Mr. Paul van Koppen, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre 09:30 Welcome and Introduction by Chair 09:35 Keynote Address 09:50 Review of EUWI Activities 2005/6 Presentation by EUWI Secretariat 10:20 Discussion 10:50 The Way Forward Review of EUWI. Presentation by Representative from UK of the Inception Report of a Study Looking at the Strategy and Governance of the EUWI Presentations by the Leads of the Regional Components of the EUWI on their Forward Strategy and Work Plan: • Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) Component (Commission ENV) • Mediterranean (MED) Component (Greece) • Latin America (Spain) • Africa (Germany/AMCOW) 11:45 Discussion 12:30 Conclusions and Wrap-up

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The 2006 Multi-stakeholder Forum will provide a review of progress made by the EUWI during 2005/6, followed by discussion on the main issues and problems and endorsement of plans for 2007. As in previous years, the Forum will be held in the context of the World Water Week to further mobilise EUWI partners, to attract new ones and to develop synergies with other international processes.

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Poster Sessions

Tuesday 22 August Wednesday 23 August 17:00–18:45

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Poster Sessions Workshop 1:

Tools for Benefit Sharing in Transboundary Settings •

Posters presented during the World Water Week have always been an important component of the overall programme. Special efforts are made to make them accessible to participants and incorporated into the deliberations taking place during the World Water Week. Posters follow the same themes as the individual workshops, and this year they will be displayed all week in highly visible areas of the World Water Week venue. In addition, two time slots have been set aside when the authors will be available at their posters in order to provide short introductions and comments. The first opportunity will be on Tuesday, August 22, at 17:00 and the second opportunity will be on Wednesday, August 23, also at 17:00. The poster sessions take place when there are no workshops and seminars, and refreshments will be served in connection with the presentations. In preparation for the poster presentations, the chairs of the different workshops will provide an overview of the posters in their respective workshop sessions.

Best Poster Award The Best Poster Award will be presented during the closing plenary session on August 25.

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European Funds as a Tool for Strengthening Transnational Cooperation in the Field of Water Management in the Scheldt River Basin District. Ms. Veronique Van Den Langenbergh and Mr. Michiel Van Peteghem, Flemish Environment Agency, Belgium Cooperation for Development: Emerging Frameworks for Sharing Benefits in The Euphrates-Tigris River Basin. Dr. Aysegul Kibaroglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey Politics, Economics, Stakeholder Benefits, and Transboundary Ground Water: Lessons from North America. Dr. Michael Campana, Oregon State University, USA Laying the Basis for a Future Transboundary Management of the Volta Basin in West Africa – the Case of the Volta Water Governance Project. Mr. Kwame Odame-Ababio, IUCN-BRAO, Burkina Faso Planning in Transboundary Water Basins as a Tool for Sustainable Water Management. Ms. Natalia Alexeeva, Center for Transboundary Cooperation – St. Petersburg, Russian Federation Towards Hydropolitical Cooperation in the Nile Basin: Win-Win Projects between Sudan and Ethiopia to Transform Conflicts. Mr. Mohammed Abbas, Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources, Sudan The Disputed Silala River Basin: A Catalyst for Cooperation? Mr. Joshua Newton, UPTW, USA Reducing the Transboundary Degradation of KuraAras River Basin in South Caucasus. Dr. Lazlo Iritz, Sweco International, Sweden


Africa’s Lakes: An Atlas of Our Changing Environment. UNEP’s representative

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WaterAid – The Empty Glass Campaign. Ms. Sally Warren, WaterAid, UK FEASIBLE – A Tool to Improve Environmental Financing. Dr. Peter Maksimenko, COWI, Russian Federation Cost-benefit Analysis: Economic Instrument for Establishing Benefits and Responsibilities in Water Management-based on Examples from Argentina. Ms. Maria Onestini, Centro de Estudios Ambientales (CEDEA), Argentina Event-driven Indexed Drought Insurance Instruments for Poor Farmers. Dr. Simon Cook, CIAT, Colombia Poverty Reduction Through Attitudinal Change. Mr. Reynolds Shula, Agric. Support Programme, Zambia

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Benefits and Responsibilities of Decentralised and Centralised Approaches for Management of Water and Wastewater •

Challenges to Water Allocation Reform. Ms. Noxolo Ncapayi, Department of Water Affairs and Forrestry, South Africa The Cathedral and the Bazaar: An Examination of Centralised and Distributed Models of River Basin Management. Dr. Bruce Lankford, University of East Anglia, UK Harnessing the Potential of Water for Improved Livelihoods in a Rural Household in Pretoria, South Africa. Ms. Stellamaris Sendagi, Makerere University, Uganda Planning and Implementation of Ecological Sanitation Projects. Dr. Christine Werner, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Germany About Horizontal and Vertical Integration for Water Governance in Central Asia. Dr. Vadim Sokolov, Scientific-Information Center ICWC, Uzbekistan

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Changing Diets and Their Implications for Water, Land and Livelihoods •

Improving Software for Decision Support Systems of Dnieper River. Mrs. Nataliia Rozhenko, Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science of NASU, Ukraine

Improving the Diet of the People through Poverty Reduction from Freshwater Stimulated Livestock, Fish and Crop Production. Mr. Ephraim Okpoko, Anambra State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria Changing Diets and their Implications for Water, Land and Livelihoods: Case study from Lake Victoria Basin. Mr. Stephen Byekwaso, Rural Community Environmental Advocacy, Uganda Coping with Floods for Livelihoods. Mr. Rudolph Cleveringa, International Fund for Agricultural Development Multi-purpose Use of Runoff Water as a Community Initiative to Improve Livelihoods. Ms. Mary Namwebe, Uganda The State of Fishery and Aquaculture and Hydroecological-economical Conditions for their Development in Amudarya River Basin, Central Asia. Prof.

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Decision Support Systems and IWRM •

Development of a Portfolio of Computational and Participatory Tools for Lower Mekong Basin. Dr. Juha Sarkkula, Finnish Environment Institute Water Supply: A Gift from God or Does it Come with a Cost? Ms. Clarence Mazambani, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia Industrial Enterprises and Public Participation in the IWRM Bulgaria. Ms. Milkana Mochurova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Mapping of Local Water Supply Coverage – A Case Study from the Lake Kiyanja Watershed, Masindi District, Uganda. Mr. Andrew Quin, KTH, Sweden RIVERTWIN – Development of a Regional Model for Integrated Management of Water Resources. Prof. Dr. Karl Stahr, University of Hohenheim, Germany Decision Support Systems, IWRM and INMAS, Towards a Full Integration of All Stakeholders in to the IWRM in Sri Lanka. Mr. Meegasmullage Sirisena, Ministry of Irrigation and Water Managment, Sri Lanka Widening the Scope of IWRM from Natural to SocioEconomic Watersheds – The Conceptual Framework of a Research Network in the Jordan Valley. Dr. HeinzPeter Wolff, University of Hohenheim, Germany A Bayesian Approach to IWRM Policy Analysis: The Mekong Case. Dr. Olli Varis (co-author: Mr. Marko Keskinen), Helsinki University of Technology, Finland


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Bakhtiyor Karimov, Institute of Water Problems of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences • Workshop 7:

Sharing the Benefits of Ecosystem Services and the Costs of Ecosystem Degradation •

Sharing the Benefits of Ecosystem Services and the Cost of Ecosystem Degradation. (Lake Victoria is Deteriorating Now). Mr. Hussein Ssezibwa, Uganda Preparing the Amazon Ecosystems for the Changing Climate. Mr. Veli Albert Kallio, Isthmuses’ Protection Campaign of the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans, UK Ecosystem Degradation and Associated Costs Due to Groundwater Extraction in Bangladesh. Prof. M. Habibur Rahman, Bangladesh University of Environmental Engineering Willingness to Pay (WTP) Approach, a Tool in Understanding Benefits and Cost of Degradation of Ecosystem. Mr. W. D. L. Stanley, Sri Lanka The Experience and Challenge of Community Based Fishery Management in Lake Saroma: Toward Multi-Stakeholder Governance. Dr. Kaori Fujita, St. Andrew’s (Momoyama Gakuin) University, Japan Benefits of Ecosystems in Flood & Storm Moderations and the Costs of Degradation: Case Studies of Hurricane Katrina and South East Asia Tsunami. Mr. Monirul Mirza, Adaption & Impacts Research Group, Canada Collaborative Suite, a Tool for River Basin’s Planning. (Pantanal Project – Brasil, Bolivia and Paraguay – As an Example). Dr. Antonio Giles, Green Cross, Brazil

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The Methodology of Long-range Forecast of the Level and Water Balance Components of the Lakes Accounting the Periodicities in their Time Series. Dr. Alexey Babkin, State Hydrological Institute, Russian Federation Effects of Human Activity to Sustainable Fisheries for Regional Development at Katosi Landing Site, Lake Victoria. Ms. Carolyne E. Nabalema, Katosi Women Fishing & Development Association, Uganda Inflatable Barrier at Ramspol, The Netherlands. Ms.

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Tatiana Bogdanova, Waterboard Groot Salland, The Netherlands Remotely Sensed Data for Support of Monitoring, Management and Protection of Lake Ladoga Coastal Zone and Water Environment. Dr. Leontina Sukhacheva, Institute of Remote Sensing Methods, Russian Federation The Largest Lake of Belarus Naroch and Its Regional Problems of Recreation and Tourist Industry. Ms. Hanna Varabyova, Republican Hydrometeorological Centre, Belarus Bottom Sediments in the Pollution Control Program for Lake Ladoga. Dr. Sviatoslav Usenkov, St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation Arnasay Lake System; One Example for Large Human Made Lakes of the Aral Sea Basin – Hydroecology, Biodiversity and Bioproductivity Studies. Prof. Bakhtiyor Karimov, Institute of Water Problems of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences Lakes Basin Management in Venezuela: A Case Study from the Valencia and Maracaibo Lakes. Mr. Crisanto Silva Aguilera, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany Lake Victoria. Ms. Maria Onyango, Maseno University, Kenya Large Lakes as Drivers for Regional Development: A Case Example of Lake Chad Basin of Nigeria. Ms. Elizabeth Okoro, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria

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Reservoir Regulation under Conflicting Flood and Conservation Storage Demands. Mr. H. K. Varma, Central Water Commission, India Impact of Seasonal Changes of the Ecological Condition of Water Storage on Drinking Water Quality. Prof. Nataliya Klymenko, Ukrainan National Academy of Sciences Are Floods and Droughts the Fate of Turkey? Mr. Hasan Basri Yuksel, State Hydraulic Works (DSI), Turkey Irrigation and Flood Control Strategies in Southern Indian State. Dr. Joseph Sebastian Paimpillil, Center for Earth Research and Environment Management, India Transboundary Floods: Conflict, Vulnerability and Adaptability. Ms. Marloes Bakker, Oregon State University, USA Living with the Drought: Strategies for Brazilian


Semiarid Region. Mr. André Teixeira Hernandes, São Carlos Federal University, Brazil Alluvial Aquifers as Potential Safe Water Storage in Semi Arid Areas: Case Study of the Lower Mzingwane Catchment, Limpopo Basin, Zimbabwe. Mr. William Moyce, University of Zimbabwe

SIWI Seminar for Young Water Professionals:

Co-management of Water for Livelihoods and Ecosystems •

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Extreme Events and Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services

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Argentina Bio-controlling Fish – an Option to Control Vector Transmitted Illnesses Australia The Sustainability of the Brisbane River for Recreational and Commercial Use Benin Every Drop is Important Cameroon Community Health Education and School Sanitation (CHESS) Project: A Youth Audience Approach

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Supply of Water for Human Consumption in Extreme Situations and Barren Zones by Means of Generators by Condensation of Potable Water. Mr. Enrique VeigaGonzales and Mr. Juan Veiga Bastos, Asesoramiento Frigorifico S.L., Spain Flood Management Approaches, a Case of Crisis Management Versus Risk Management. Dr. Farhad Yazdandoost, Water Research Institute, Iran Alternative Energy Reverse Osmosis for Water Potabilization during Extreme Natural Events. Dr. Belzahet Trevino, Instituto del Agua del Estado de Nuevo Leon, Mexico Improving Water Management and Sanitation in Rural Area in Ukraine: Role of Extension Service. Prof. Valentyna Pidlisnyuk, National Agricultural University, Ukraine Sustainability in the Guanabara Water Basin (Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area): Case Study of the Guanabara Bay Cleaning Programme Implementation and Impacts. Mr. Victor Silva, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark Lessons from Using PUR-Purifier of Water for Providing Safe Household Water in Emergency Situations Dr. Peter R. White, Procter & Gamble, UK Water Disasters in Sri Lanka in the Recent Past. Mr. L.W. Seneviratne, Irrigation Department/NWS & DB, Sri Lanka Application and Development of Emergency Water Purification Plants in Tsunami-affected areas in Sri Lanka. Prof. Dietrich Maier, International Water Aid Organization, Germany Vulnerability of Sanitation Systems and Sustainable Alternatives Available. Dr. Arno Rosemarin, Stockolm Environment Institute, Sweden Impact of Tsunami in Coastal Tamilnadu (India) and Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services. Mr. Palaniappan Gomathinayagam, India

The Wise Use Principle: When Words of Wisdom are Confronted with Reality. Dr. Sebastià Semene Guitart, The Ramsar Convention, Switzerland Resource Recovery, Ecosystem Conservation and Livelihood Options in Bengal Deltic Region. Ms. Arunima Guha, Centre for Built Environment, India Adoption of Rainwater Harvesting to Mitigate the Impacts of Land Cover Changes on the Local Hydrology – Case Study of Lare Division in Kenya. Mr. Joseph Sang, Regional Land Management Unit (RELMA) in ICRAF, Kenya Revival of Lake Ecosystem for Enhancing Livelihood Options through Co-management of Kondakarla Ava Wetland, India. Ms. Jayati Chourey, Indian Institute of Forest Management, India Integrating Human and Ecological Dimensions: The Principle of Equitable and Reasonable Utilization and Participation in the UN Watercourse Convention. Mr. Christian Behrmann, Augsburg University, Belgium Managing Sydney’s River Systems – It’s Not Technology, It’s The Ideology That Needs Changing! Mr. Amit Chanan, Kogarah Municipal Council, Australia Knowledge Management in Water(shed) Management. Dr. Ramkumar Bendapudi, Intercooperation, India Groundwater Management in Iraq, Using Remote Sensing Technology: A Means for Combating the Desertification. Prof. Moutaz Al-Dabbas, Baghdad University, Iraq


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Canada Living in the Sydney Tar Ponds – an Analysis of the Microbial Community Chile Cultivating the Desert with Sea Water China Research and Experiment in Technologies for Ecological Restoration of Urban Polluted Rivers Denmark Fertilizer against Global Heating Estonia Water Quality in Blueberry Plantations and Natural Bog Areas Finland A Comparison of the Effects Glucose and Fructose Have on the Growth Rate of Activated Sludge Process France When CO2 Cares About H2O – Learn About Water While We Learn Our Trade Germany Annual Invasion of “Blue Poison Dwarfs” – Algal Blooms in the Lake Banter See India Ou Lota (a liane of Tetracera sarmentosa) – An alternative Source of Potable Water Israel A Modular System, Made of a Floating Stable Impervious Fence and Magnetic Receivers, for Containing and Collecting Oil Slicks Leaked by Tankers on the Sea Surface Italy The Water of the Hill Japan A Tiny Case with Big Possibilities – Environment Friendly and Water Conserving Nursing Method for Rice Seedling Production Latvia The Investigation of Jugla Lake Water Composition Mexico Elimination of NOx though Reactive Barriers of Fe (0) Nigeria The Roles of Youths and Children in Water Supplies and Management in the Peri-Urban and Rural Areas of Anambra State, Nigeria Norway Rovebekken – Who Should Take Responsibility for the Environment in the Rovebekk? Poland Water Shortage Concerns You – Let’s Help

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Russia How to Preserve River Island Ecosystems for People and for Nature? South Africa Improvement of Grey Water – Plant Tea Spain Sea Pollution by Zinc Chloride Effects of Sea Pollution by Zinc Chloride on the Embryonic Development of Mytilus sp. Sri Lanka Water Conservation in Paddy Cultivation Sweden The Quantity of Bacteria in Drinking Water at Various Temperatures - A Comparison Between “Cooler” Drinking Water and Tap Water Ukraine Device for Electrochemical Treatment of Industrial Wastewater with Environmentally Clean Inexhaustible Energy Source USA A Tale of Two Oysters – A Vital Management Issue for the Chesapeake Bay Vietnam Solution – Improving Traditional Filter with the Use of Cyperus Inoolucratus and Flocculant Substance


General Information The 2006 World Water Week in Stockholm takes place August 20–26, 2006, mainly at the Stockholm City Conference Centre, which is conveniently located in central Stockholm and consists of two venues, “Folkets Hus” and “Norra Latin”. A number of activities are located at other venues, as listed in this programme.

During the World Water Week, August 2006: City Conference Centre/Folkets Hus, Room 201 Barnhusgatan 12–14; PO Box 70471 SE-107 26 Stockholm, Sweden Tel: +46 8 506 166 00, Fax: +46 8 10 90 71 Computer Resource Room

Registration/Information Desk

The Registration/Information Desk is located just outside of the main plenary hall in the Stockholm City Conference Centre/Folkets Hus, Barnhusgatan 12–14. Representatives of the Stockholm Convention Bureau are on hand to answer questions about registration and tickets, Stockholm and much more. The registration desk will be open:

Saturday, 19 August Sunday, 20 August Monday, 21 August Tuesday, 22 August Wednesday, 23 August Thursday, 24 August Friday, 25 August Saturday, 26 August

15.00–17.00 08.00–18.00 08.00–18.00 08.00–18.00 08.00–18.00 08.00–18.00 08.00–15.00 08.00–13.00

In connection to the Secretariat is a Computer Resource Room (Room 401), where attendees can read and send e-mail and print out documents. A wireless network is available in the entire building. SIWI Publications and Other General Information

A wide variety of SIWI research publications, reports and other material will be available for free all week at the information table across from the Registration/Information Desk. Take some for yourself and for your colleagues! Speaker Ready Room

Workshop speakers can check their slides and overhead projections in Room 202, the Speaker Ready Room. This should be done the day before the actual presentation. Mr. Erik Freudenthal and his staff in Room 202 can assist and answer any questions related to visual presentations. Press Room

The Secretariat, Room 201, handles all logistical and programme-related details during the World Water Week.

A fully staffed press room is available to accredited journalists, who can get assistance with interview requests,

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World Water Week Secretariat

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for instance at the Central Railway Station, open daily 08:00–21:00. Ask the concierge at your hotel for the location and opening hours of the exchange office closest to your hotel. At Arlanda Airport you will find the exchange offices in the terminals 2 and 5. Telephone

Payphones are available at the City Conference Centre/Folkets Hus both for local and long-distance calls. Credit card phones are available throughout the city and also at the conference venue. Mobile telephones must be switched off during all meetings. Emergency

In an emergency situation, you should contact the Swedish Police by phoning ”112”. This emergency number is for use when an immediate response is required. In nonemergency situations, call the Stockholm police or visit the nearest police station. Useful numbers:

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Emergency phone number: 112 Stockholm County Police phone number: 401 00 00 Fire emergency phone number: 454 87 00 Ambulance phone number: 112 work in a quiet environment, obtain information on scheduled press events, or enjoy a cup of coffee. The press accreditation and work room is Room 204. Room 206 is also a work room for press when not booked for private interviews or hosting press events.

Stockholm Water Front World Water Week Daily

Keep informed all week long with the World Water Week Daily, a special edition of Stockholm Water Front which will present highlights and summaries events during the week. After the World Water Week:

Language

English is the official language and will be used for all presentations and printed material. Simultaneous interpretation will not be available.

Stockholm International Water Institute Drottninggatan 33 se-111 51 Stockholm, Sweden Tel: +46 8 522 139 60, Fax: +46 8 522 139 61 E-mail: sympos@siwi.org

Insurance

Neither the organisers of the event nor the Stockholm Convention Bureau, StoCon, accept any liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage to property belonging to participants, either during or as a result of the meeting. Credit Cards

Most hotels, restaurants and shops in Stockholm accept the major credit cards. Banking and Exchange Facilities

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Organisers

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) organises and hosts the World Water Week in Stockholm. SIWI is comprised of Mr. Anders Berntell, Executive Director; Ms. Gunnel Sundbom, Director, Stockholm Water Prize; Ms. Katarina Andrzejewska, Coordinator, World Water Week; Ms. Britt-Louise Andersson, Communications Manager; Mr. Ulf Ehlin, Scientific Director; Ms. Malin Falkenmark, Professor; Mr. Johan Holmberg, Project Coordinator; Dr. Anders Jägerskog, Project Manager; Ms. Kerstin Harnesk, Head of Administration; Mr. Stefan Heilscher, Administrative Officer; Ms. Pernilla Kontio,


Administrative Officer; Mr. Johan Kuylenstierna, Project Director and Manager, Swedish Water House; Ms. Frida Lanshammar, Manager, Stockholm Junior Water Prize; Ms. Rebecca Löfgren, Project Administrator; Prof. Jan Lundqvist, Scientific Program Committee Chair; Mr. Manfred Matz, Project Director; Mr. Michael Moore, Project Administrator; Ms. Adèle Skogsfors, Project Assistant; Ms. Maria Stenström, Communications Manager; Dr. Håkan Tropp, Project Director, UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI; and Mr. David Trouba, Communications Manager. SIWI’s summer assistants: Mr. Henrik Alsterbo, Ms. Annika Börje (intern), Ms. Hedvig Berntell, Ms. Bianca Dochtorowic, Ms. Lotten Hubendick, Mr. Anders Sandstedt and Ms. Elin Weyler. SIWI would like to thank Mr. Erik Freudenthal of the Stockholm Water Company, Ms. Helena Stark and the staff at the Stockholm Convention Bureau, Ms. Marie Györi at Quadrata, and Mr. Erik Kristensen at Eriks Evenemang. EU Water Initiative Meetings – Practical Information

The Meetings on the EU Water Initiative will take place August 22–24, 2006. The sessions are free of charge. Venue

The meetings on the EU Water Initiative will take place at Stockholm City Conference Centre/Folkets Hus, Barnhusgatan 12–14, in central Stockholm. The meetings will be held in the room “Lilla Teatern”. Registration Desk– EU Water Initiative Meetings

The registration desk at the Stockholm City Conference Centre/Folkets Hus will be open near the room “Lilla Teatern” at these times: Tuesday 22 August 08:00–10:00 Wednesday 23 August 13:30–15:00 Thursday 24 August 08:30–10:00 During the Meetings August 23–25:

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City Conference Centre/Folkets Hus, Room 201 Barnhusgatan 12–14, PO Box 70471 se-107 26 Stockholm, Sweden Tel: +46 8 506 166 00, Fax: +46 8 10 90 71

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World Water Week in Stockholm Building Capacity – Promoting Partnership – Reviewing Implementation

The World Water Week in Stockholm is the leading annual global meeting place for capacity-building, partnership-building and follow-up on the implementation of international processes and programmes in water and development. It includes topical plenary sessions and panel debates, scientific workshops, independently organised seminars and side events, exhibitions and festive prize ceremonies honouring excellence in the water field. Stockholm: it’s the meeting place for experts from businesses, governments, the water management and science sectors, inter-governmental organisations, NGOS, research and training institutions and United Nations agencies. www.worldwaterweek.org

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