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Session at the World Water Week 2017 // Bioenergy, water and SDG implementation: Experiences and linkages

This event disseminates the outcomes of an initiative to collect examples of positive bioenergy and water linkages. This collection showcases innovative examples of how bioenergy systems - in both the feedstock production and conversion phases - can produce positive impacts on the status of water.

The examples that have been documented so far cover a wide range of geographic locations, feedstocks, bioenergy pathways and practices. They come from 11 countries across six continents: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, South Africa and the United States of America. Each example includes qualitative and/or quantitative data on the positive impacts on water quality and availability, biomass/bioenergy production as well as any possible co-benefits that were observed.

The event builds on an integrative understanding of bioenergy and water, aiming to contribute to SDG implementation. Selected positive examples will be presented together with learning from activities addressing linkages between SDGs and the GBEP Sustainability Indicators, which are intended to guide analysis undertaken of bioenergy at the domestic level with a view to informing decision making and facilitating the sustainable development of bioenergy in a manner consistent with multilateral trade.

Where and when

WWW Venue
NL Music Hall / Musiksalen

Thurday 31 Aug 2017
9:00-10:30

Convenor

Chalmers Energy Area of Advance and Global Bioenergy Partnership

Agenda

09:00 - 09:10
Introduction to the work of GBEP and the Sustainability Indicators – Links between SDGs and GBEP Sustainability Indicators

Uwe Fritsche, IEA Bioenergy and International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy

09.10 - 09.20
Introduction to the work of Activity Group 6 on Bioenergy and Water and Publication on “Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships”

Göran Berndes, IEA Bioenergy and Chalmers University of Technology

09.20 - 10:00
Case studies on Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships

Ronald S. Zalesny Jr., USDA Forest Service
Ioannis Dimitriou, Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences

10.00 - 10.10
The experience of the Stockholm Environment Institute

Louise Karlberg, Stockholm Environment Institute

10.10 - 10.30
Interactive Discussion. Moderator: Uwe Fritsche, IEA Bioenergy

Source: WWW website

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