Session 3: Round-Table Meeting of Leaders of Water-Related International Organizations

2018-07-06

Water target is one of the important components of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, while international water cooperation and exchange plays a critical role in achieving these goals. Given that international water-related organizations are playing an increasingly important role in raising water awareness, promoting sustainable water resources development, making actions and plans, and ensuring rational water utilization, a round-table meeting of international organization leaders will be held on the afternoon of October 17, 2017 to discuss the sharing of global progress, consensus of water-related international organizations, promotion of actions plans, and push forward the realization of the water target in the UN sustainable development goals. Together with other stakeholders, leaders of about 12 international water-related organizations, including World Water Council, Asia Water Council and Global Water Partnership, are attending this meeting and participate in the discussions.

 

Hosts:
    - World Water Council
    - International Commission on Large Dams
    - International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
    - Global Water Partnership
    - International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
    - World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research
    - World Association of Soil and Water Conservation
    - International Hydropower Association
    - International Water Resources Association
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Organizers:
    - China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research
    - Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society
    - State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycle in River Basin
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Co-organizers:
    - Asia Water Council
    - Asia River Restoration Network
    - American Geophysical Union
    - UNESCO Beijing Office (TBD)
    - China Society for Hydropower Engineering (TBD)
    - International Center on Small Hydro Power
    - International Seabuckthorn Association
    - Global Water Partnership China (TBD)
    - Chinese National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (TBD)
    - International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research China Chapter (TBD)

Topics:
    - Promotion of sustainable development goals
    - "Road and Belt" initiative
    - synergy and collaboration (policies, technology, stakeholders, actions and linkage)

International Participants:
    - Benedito Braga, president, World Water Council
    - Haksoo Lee, president, Asia Water Council
    - Oyun Sanjaasuren, chair, Global Water Partnership
    - TBD, president, International Commission on Large Dams
    - Felix Reinders, president, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
    - Peter Goodwin, president, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
    - Richard Taylor, CEO, International Hydropower Association
    - Zhaoyin Wang, president, World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research
    - Rui Li, president, World Association of Soil and Water Conservation
    - Slobodan Simonovic, president, International Conference on Flood Management
    - Callum Clench, executive director, International Water Resources Association
    - Eric Davidson, president, American Geophysical Union

 
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