Neveu G. ECRR, Towards World Water Solutions


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1. 6th World Water Forum 12 – 17 March 2012, Marseille: Towards World Water Solutions
2. The Process: Toward concrete solutions!
3. SMART Targets and wise process

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Neveu G. ECRR, Towards World Water Solutions

  1. 1. InternationalInternational NetworkOffice Of BasinFor Water OrganizationsPARIS-FRANCE 6th World Water Forum 12 – 17 March 2012, Marseille TOWARDS WORLD WATER SOLUTIONS
  2. 2. InternationalOfficeFor Water The Process International Network Of Basin OrganizationsPARIS-FRANCE Toward concrete solutions ! THEME ISSUE RECOMMENDATION TARGET(S) SOLUTIONS
  3. 3. International SMART TARGETS International NetworkOfficeFor WaterPARIS-FRANCE AND WISE PROCESS Of Basin Organizations SMART focuses on the relevance of the targets • Specific • Measurable • Achievable • Realistic • Time bound WISE focuses on the process • Wide Involvement Stakeholder Exchanges
  4. 4. Organisation for SMART InternationalInternational NetworkOfficeFor WaterPARIS-FRANCE and WISE regional Targets Of Basin Organizations -Coordinates RP IFC Regional Committee -Informs IFC -Supports regio. Pdt: Ms. Park – VP: Mr. Bernard Coordinators -Manage regio CfP America Asia Africa -Support subregio. Europe Platforms AMCOW+AfWA AWF+? APF + ? OIEau +AfDB ? -Identify cross- continental issues N. America SE Asia Northern SSA -Implement multi- NE Asia Eastern MENA stakeholder proc. S. America by Target S. Asia Southern … -Report outcomes Pacific … CACENA Cross-continental Targets may result in additional regions (e.g. water scarcity discussed at Mediterranean level)
  5. 5. 12 Specific Europe Region Priority Targets and Solutions Groups1- Improve transboundary cooperation in Europe2 - Achieve good ecological status of European water bodies by 20153 - Adapt to long term water challenges linked to Climate Changeand prevent extreme phenomena4 - Develop a sustainable agriculture in Europe and better balancepolicy between the goals of food security and sustainable watermanagement5 - Promote better coordination between transport and waterpolicies in relation with inland navigation in Europe:6- Better coordinate the water and sustainable energy policies:7- Give access to the drinking water and sanitation services for theEuropean underprivileged populations
  6. 6. 12 Specific Europe Region Priority Targets and Solutions Groups8 – Better manage drinking water supply and sanitation utilities inEurope9 - Develop new knowledge and know how on rivers hydro-morphology, restoration and protection of water ecosystems10 - Promote technology innovation, “Science - policy” interfaceand dialogue between researchers and water managers:11- Adapt Water management to the specificities of Europeanoutermost Regions,12 - Develop European cooperation with Third Countriesin the water field:
  7. 7. Europe Region: Next regional preparatory events At present, 4 regional events have been organized: 1 – Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans: (Bulgaria - Plovdiv, (20 - 23 March 2011), 2 - The International Istanbul Water Forum (Turkey - Istanbul, from 03 to 05 May 2011), 3- Central Asia (Tashkent - Uzbekistan, 10-12 May 2011), By the Central Asia specific transcontinental process Coordinator, 4 – Euro-Mediterranean countries (Porto, 27-30 September 2011)
  8. 8. Europe Region: Next regional preparatory events 2 more meetings are being under preparation in order to cover: 5 – Caucasus: the meeting is being under preparation, Georgia – on 14 and 15 November 2011, with REC Caucasus 6 - The Russian Federation Moscow, on 14 – 15 December 2011, with the Federal Ministry of Natural Resources, Water Department, A Synthesis meeting should be organized by the European Parliament Intergroup for Water Mid – January 2012 in Brussels - Belgium
  9. 9. Europe Region: regional preparatory events“European process” side or thematic events during:• The conference « Futures of European Waters », from 23 to 25 Mars 2011 in Budapest - Hungary,• The Working Group on IWRM of the UNECE Water Convention, 4-5 May 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland,• The Stockholm Water Week, 21 – 27 August 2011, in Sweden,• 7th UNECE Ministerial Conference «Environment for Europe» Astana, Kazakhstan, 21-23 September 2011,• The Amsterdam Water Week, 29 October - 4 November 2011,• Forging Targets and Solutions for Rivers and WaterEcosystem Restoration,16-18 November, 2011 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  10. 10. TSG 9 : what to do now ?Outcomes expected from TSGs :- Smart and Wise Target(s)- SOLUTIONS to be collected on the dedicated website Recommendations for reaching the target(s)- Action Plan and Road map for reaching the target(s)- CommitmentsOutputs expected from TSGs :- Report (rationale, solutions, targets, recommendations)- Session during the WWF6 (2-hour)
  11. 11. TOWARDS WORLD WATER SOLUTIONS• The European process