Report from the Technical Committee by Dr. Mohamed Ait-Kadi 1 Sep


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Report from the Technical Committee by Dr. Mohamed Ait-Kadi 1 Sep

  1. 1. GWP NETWORK MEETING Report from the Technical Committee Dr Mohamed AIT KADI Chair Stockholm, September 1st, 2013
  2. 2. TEC’sRoadMap2010-2013 1. Creating useful knowledge  An ambitious publication portfolio {6BP+5PP+3TFP+4PB+4SR+1KN}  GWP/Dundee KC Scholarship Programme  Assembling 2 COP DSS (WWF6) & WSI (GWP-EC) 2. A new engagement with the Regions & KP  Making “deep dives” in the Regions – 6 Regional Workshops – MED + SAS+ SA/EA+CA+CEE+ SEA  Making the Knowledge Chain work PP + TFP 3. Influencing the international debate  Participating in major regional/international events: WWF6, RIO+20, WTO, SWWW, Water&Energy Summits, HLCWC….  Engaging with Partners: UN WATER, SIWI, DHI, WWC…
  3. 3. Highlights from 2012…
  4. 4. TEC Publications 2011 2012 2013 Publications Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 IWRM &Social Equity BP PB Water Securiy / indicators PP BP? PEC? The Economics of Water Security BP PB Transboundary Cooperation HB BP PB IUWM PP BP PB Synthesis Report of SAS Workshop SR Proceedings of SA/ES Workshop SR Exploring the role of water security in regional economic development KN Water Demand Management - The Mediterranean Experience TFP Groundwater Management GWM – Agriculture GWM- Urban E/HJ PP PP BP? Water & Food Security TFP Water in the Green Economy PP Modeling/DSS TFP CEE - Regional Workshop IDM SR CA - Regional Workshop Water & Food Security SR SEA Regional Wrkshop SR?
  5. 5. Integrated Urban Water Management  UWM is now on the verge of a revolution in response to rapidly escalating urban demands for water as well as the need to make urban water systems more resilient to climate change;  it is imperative to rethink conventional concepts – to shift from an approach that attempts to manage different aspects of urban water cycle in isolation to an integrated approach supported by all stakeholders;  IUWM, nested within the broader framework of IWRM, can contribute to water security in a basin or catchment by aligning the urban water sector with rural water supply, agriculture, industry, energy and the environment.
  6. 6. Increasing Water Security – A Development Imperative
  7. 7. Water in the Green Economy  Effective water management is a central plank in achieving a green economy;  Water security and green growth are synergistic;  IWRM can facilitate and lead the process of ‘greening’ the world’s economies.
  8. 8. Water Demand Management: The Mediterranean Experience  WDM calls for the creation of an enabling environment based on an adequate set of mutually supportive policies and a comprehensive legal framework with a coherent set of incentives and regulatory controls to support these policies;  WDM requires recognition of the economic value of water in different uses;  WDM strategy should be accompanied by a financing strategy to cover the investment requirements for reducing water losses in the production-supply-utilization systems and controlling user wastage.
  9. 9. The Role of Decision Support Systems & Models in Integrated River Basin Management  Achieving water security means resolving trade-offs to maintain a proper balance between meeting various sectors’ needs and taking account of present and future overall social, economic and environmental goals;  Using analytical modelling tools in IWRM may be important for finding best-use solutions, achieving sustainable and equitable water security for multiple purposes, and managing and mitigating unforeseen disasters.
  10. 10. Influencing the International Debate