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Technical Committee Chair Dr Mohamed Ait-Kadi


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Technical Committee Chair Dr Mohamed Ait-Kadi

  1. 1. TECHNICAL COMMITTEE Chair’s Report Mohamed AIT KADI Stockholm , 16th August, 2011
  2. 3. Technical Committee Members
  3. 4. 2010 Recruited 3 new members: Tushaar Shah, Dale Whittington and Wouter T.L. Arriens Completed the design of a comprehensive “knowledge chain” concept for GWP engaging the Secretariat, RWPs and Knowledge Partners and initiated its implementation through appropriate and concerted working arrangements Initiated a phased process to develop the Technical Committee’s 2010-2012 road map Provided support/advise to the Chair and Executive Secretary and co-authored papers/presentations Continued engagements with Partners: WWAP, UN WATER, SIWI, WWC, Bonn 2011….. Participated as keynote speaker/panelist in major regional/international events
  4. 5. 2010 Mohamed AIT KADI Chair of GWP Technical Committee Conferences/Meetings Date/Location Contribution Expert Consultation on financing water sector 24 February 2010, Madrid Chair of the panel on the Mediterranean Water Strategy MRC pre Summit Conference 2-5 April 2010, Hua Hin Thailand Keynote speaker (climate change and transboundary water cooperation) Co-chair of the panel on financing Stockholm World Water Week 5-9 September 2010 Closed meetings (Bonn 2011, Rio+20) Arab Water Academy 26-28 sepember 2010, Abu Dhabi, UAE Inaugural lecture of the AWA water diplomacy program « taking the helm in the international debate on water » Chair of goup discussions on water security in the Arab region 3 rd McGill International Conference on Global Food Security 19-21 October 2010, Montreal Canada Communication on « Understanding the Water-Agriculture and International Trade Nexus » GWP/WMO Consultation on IDM 15-16 October 2010, Geneva, Suitzerland Communication on IDM Chair of a discussion group Seminar Twente November 2010 Communication on « Agriculture-Water & International Trade » Nexus ISC Bonn 2011 December 2010
  5. 6. Road Map 2010-12 TEC1 & TEC2 <ul><li>TC3 + Senior Advisers </li></ul><ul><li>KC Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>CP 2010 & RD </li></ul><ul><li>International meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging with other leading institutions </li></ul>
  6. 8.  Equity and IWRM  Climate change, food and water security nexus  Transboundary cooperation  Integrated urban water management  Water security  The economics of water security TEC priority thematic areas
  7. 9.  3 Key drivers : Substantive: understanding TEC thematic areas through the prism of water security – contributing substantive clarity Procedural: building strong RWPs & CWPs across the network – providing operational guidance Knowledge Chain: harvesting and sharing knowledge across the network – RWPs/CWPs + KPs TEC working approach
  8. 10.  Towards a common operational methodology: 1. Concept note 2. Perspective paper 3. Regional case studies 4. Feedback and validation 5. Background Paper 6. Publication and dissemination >> Assist GWPO Secretariat in d eveloping operational strategies TEC working approach...
  9. 11. TEC Publications in 2011 SR Publication Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2012 IWRM and Social equity BP Water security SWW PP Water demand management in MED region Transboundary cooperation BP WWF6 HB IUWRM SWW PP BP Economics of water security BP CCS Synthesis of SAS workshop SR Synthesis of SA/EA Workshop Exploring the role of water security in regional economic development KN
  10. 12. International Conference on &quot;The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus - Water Resources in the Green Economy“ Bonn 2011
  11. 15. Hot Topic Sessions at the Bonn2011 Conference Guidelines <ul><li>a Session Outline Paper (1 page) which summarizes the relevance of the topic and the session design and </li></ul><ul><li>ii. a Hot Topic Issue Paper (4-6 pages) which presents the topic and its relevance for water, energy and food security. Furthermore, it suggests (policy) recommendations and initiatives. The Hot Topic Issue Papers are the basis for the discussion during Hot Topic Sessions and an important input into the conference outcome. Besides, they constitute a central part of the conference documentation </li></ul>
  12. 16. Water Security & Green Economy: links through IWRM A guiding paradigm for Rio +20’s water agenda Mohamed AIT KADI Chair GWP Technical Committee
  13. 18. Integrated Drought Management Programme A Joint WMO-GWP Programme
  14. 19. Objective: To support stakeholders at all levels by providing them with policy and management guidance through globally coordinated generation of scientific information and sharing best practices and knowledge for effective drought management in an integrated manner. <ul><li>Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of regional activities in the context of Integrated Drought Management; </li></ul><ul><li>Compilation of information and knowledge on past droughts, their impacts and practices in drought planning and management; </li></ul><ul><li>Technical as well as managerial and institutional guidance through a series of techniques, tools and methodologies; </li></ul><ul><li>Inception of pilot projects and coordination of regional and national projects to showcase best practices in scientific inputs, policy and planning for drought management and drought risk reduction and drought management. </li></ul><ul><li>Support regional and national efforts in drought risk awareness through advocacy and facilitated dialogues with donors; </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder buy-in for the integrated drought management approach through regional and country dialogues; </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of protocols for standards for data, data products and decision-support tools </li></ul><ul><li>Development of and training in the use of GIS mapping methods in support of drought early warning and information delivery systems; </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration projects in certain regions, for improved drought early warning services, including monitoring and prediction and their application (building upon existing regional initiatives); </li></ul><ul><li>Development of appropriate mechanisms for gaining feedback from users of data and products to improve products or decision-support tools; </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of appropriate IT services and database management in support of early warning and monitoring; </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanisms for stakeholders to gain entry to processes and access to information through establishment of drought action networks for these regions; and </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of a Drought HelpDesk to respond to expressed needs for assistance in drought risk assessment, monitoring, prediction, early warning, preparedness and mitigation. </li></ul>
  15. 20. Objective: To support stakeholders at all levels by providing them with policy and management guidance through globally coordinated generation of scientific information and sharing best practices and knowledge for effective drought management in an integrated manner. <ul><li>Impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for poverty alleviation by focusing on preventative strategies in the drought-prone areas; </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced resilience of economies and societies to the incidents of droughts; </li></ul><ul><li>A multi-disciplinary approach to drought management through land, water, and agriculture perspectives; </li></ul><ul><li>Improved climate, water and agriculture information for drought management and climate change adaptation; </li></ul><ul><li>Improved approach and tools for drought management supporting land, water and agriculture through Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM); </li></ul><ul><li>Ensured coordination and scientific back-up to regional drought management projects; </li></ul><ul><li>Effective use of information by those responsible for drought policy development and management in the broadest sense, including those concerned with emergency response, as well as operation of engineering works (such as reservoirs) and water supply systems; </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-fertilization of ideas and experience between regions, so that success achieved in one way be applied in others; </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for improved coordination of international assistance and response to actual drought events; </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder participation and buy-in through networks in drought management from policy to implementation; </li></ul><ul><li>Better capacities in countries to adapt to the increasing number of droughts due to climate change, and robust mechanisms for dealing with regional and transboundary aspects; </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated building and development of drought management institutions at global, regional and national level (through the identification of experts and centres of excellence) and sharing of knowledge and common practices. </li></ul>
  16. 21. WWF6
  17. 22. WWF6 Key Priority Area 2.1 Target 5 List of Potential Contributors Peter Loucks de Cornell University; Ben Braga, ex Directeur ANA, Brésil Torkil Jonch Clausen DHI (co-organizer) Pavel Kabat DG de IASA CEMAGREF/Canal de Provence - France (tbc) Pr Gary Jones CEO du eWater Cooperative Research Center in Camberra Australia Oscar Cordeiro ex DG d'ANA au Brésil Eugene Z. Stakhiv, US Co-Director, IJC Upper Lakes Study, andTechnical Director, UNESCO-ICIWaRM Institute for Water Resources Kenzo office of Science Govt of Japan A. Chraibi DG NOVEC Morocco Luc Harrouin, Agence de l'Eau Rhone Méditerrannée et Corse