Conclusions for WWD 2014
Zafar Adeel
United Nations University
Institute for Water, Environment and Health
Take-away Points – 1
1. Success stories for public-private
partnerships
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OECD: Success in Ebro basin; Madrid; Stoc...
Take-away Points – 2
2. Application of technology, research,
innovation
• Improving consumer behavior: energy-efficient ap...
Take-away Points – 3
3. Achieving sustainability for water-energy nexus
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Need to overcome very significant fra...
Take-away Points – 4
4. Creating enabling environment, incentives,
funding mechanisms
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Water scarcity as the incen...
Thank You
www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/
UNWorldWaterDay
@UNW_WWD
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Presentation on 'Lessons learnt and roadmap to World Water Day' by Zafar Adeel, Director United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) at 2014 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference. Preparing for World Water Day 2014: Partnerships for improving water and energy access, efficiency and sustainability. 13-16 January 2014.

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Lessons learnt and roadmap to World Water Day by Zafar Adeel, Director United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)

  1. 1. Conclusions for WWD 2014 Zafar Adeel United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health
  2. 2. Take-away Points – 1 1. Success stories for public-private partnerships • • • • OECD: Success in Ebro basin; Madrid; Stockholm; Zaragoza; Developing countries: Cinta Mekar, Mweteni village Private Sector: Carlsberg, BP, Veolia International: EIP
  3. 3. Take-away Points – 2 2. Application of technology, research, innovation • Improving consumer behavior: energy-efficient appliances (Singapore) • Technologies: Solar heating (Israel); recycling water and heat in energy generation (US, Brazil, Israel); Linked provisioning of energy and water (Casablanca) • Analysis: Modeling complexity; best cooling technologies
  4. 4. Take-away Points – 3 3. Achieving sustainability for water-energy nexus • • • • • • Need to overcome very significant fragmentation within sectors Making the business case for water-energy nexus – job creation Growth of energy sector/new options constrained by water? Reviewing untapped hydropower potential Scaling up pilot examples of Industry partnerships as a means to achieve sustainability (Australia)
  5. 5. Take-away Points – 4 4. Creating enabling environment, incentives, funding mechanisms • • • • Water scarcity as the incentive (….And energy scarcity??) Linked policies (Israel, Singapore, Spain) Gaps: linked incentives; integrated decision support systems Creating partnerships without public funding – corporate capital • Building capacity !!
  6. 6. Thank You www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/ UNWorldWaterDay @UNW_WWD

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