Water Day in Barcelona

Posted: 2009-12-08

On 3rd November a ‘Water Day’ will be held alongside the Climate Change negotiations in Barcelona. The day is being convened by the GPPN, a partnership of Stakeholder Forum and Stockholm International Water Institute, in collaboration with UN Water

The day will show that water is a critical and cross-cutting concern for climate change adaptation and mitigation. There will be six sessions which will focus on climate change and a range of water-related issues: Water and Livelihoods; Water, Ecosystems and Forests; Water and Land; Water and Regional/transboundary cooperation; Water and Land; Water and Gender; Water and Energy.

The sessions will bring together water experts and advocates from across the governmental, nongovernmental and intergovernmental spheres – including UN Water, the Global Water Partnership,

WWF, IUCN, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Freshwater Action Network (FAN) and many more.

The day seeks to build further support for a Copenhagen outcome that clearly recognises the importance of water for tackling climate change, and includes strong and action-orientated text to this end. The day will also stimulate discussion on the post-Copenhagen international policy agenda on water and climate change.

Venue: Fira Congress Hotel

Lunch will be provided at 12.15 pm.





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