Setting the Scene, by Adeel Zafar, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health

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Presentation on 'Setting the Scene', by Adeel Zafar, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, 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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Setting the Scene, by Adeel Zafar, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health

  1. 1. Setting the Scene Zafar Adeel United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health
  2. 2. Initiating the Dialogue • Messages: • • • • • Increase policy coherence – development pathways Accelerate access – focus: bottom billion Create more with less – increase productivity, reduce losses Value natural infrastructure Mobilize consumer influence Incentives, Institutions, Information
  3. 3. Initiating the Dialogue • Exploring the Water-Energy Nexus In Stockholm, September 2013 • Stockholm 2013 • Conclusions / questions: • • • • • Reconcile the asymmetries between water & energy Improving joint access Re-thinking urban development Making future energy development water smart Mitigating mutual risks
  4. 4. Context for WWD 2014 • Questions to be answered: • • • • • • Addressing water-energy nexus within SDGs Policies for integrated management and governance Making the business case for water-energy nexus Creating enabling environment – public/private, pricing Improving joint access – urban vs. rural Long-term sustainability of water and energy systems
  5. 5. WWD Main Event 20-21 March 2014, Tokyo United Nations University
  6. 6. Linking Zaragoza to Tokyo • Case studies – Success stories for public-private partnerships • Application of technology, research, innovation • Achieving sustainability for water-energy nexus • Creating enabling environment, incentives, funding mechanisms

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