UNU-IAS at the World Water Forum, 18–23 March

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  • 2018•03•08     Brasília

    On 22 March 2018, UNU-IAS will organize the side event Towards resilient and sustainable urban water management for fast-growing megacities in Brasilia, Brazil, during the 8th World Water Forum.

    This session aims to discuss effects of anthropogenic impacts, such as climate change, urbanization, and population growth, on urban water environment in the future, as well as key challenges in achieving resilient and sustainable urban water management in Asian megacities.

    (Side Event:SE-36)


    17:00–17:10  Opening remarks
    Kensuke Fukushi (UNU-IAS/The University of Tokyo)

    17:10–17:55  Presentations
    Science-based outlook and solutions in achieving resilient and sustainable urban water management

    • Urban flood risk and damage
    • Binaya Kumar Mishra and Mohamed Kefi (UNU-IAS)

    • Urban water quality deterioration and health consequences
    • Pankaj Kumar and Yoshifumi Masago (UNU-IAS)

    Interactive Discussion
    Moderator: Julia Lopes Ferreira (UNU-IAS)
    Discussion points

    • Challenges for assessment of water urban environment
    • Strategies to cope with climate change and rapid urbanization
    • Contribution of science in policy decisions

    17:55–18:00 Concluding Remarks
    Kensuke Fukushi (UNU-IAS / The University of Tokyo)


    Room 3, Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center

    Please refer to the event flyer attached under the RELATED FILES tab for further details.

  • WWF8_Handout

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