Stockholm World Water Week 2018 (logo)
(C) Max Hermansson / Unsplash
Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) 2018

SWWW 2018 Session // Share, Conserve, Develop! How do we do it all in Transboundary Basins?

Bridging Conservation and Development through Stakeholder Inclusive Transboundary Water Governance: How do the imperatives of water-related ecosystem conservation and those of water security for human socio-economic development become intertwined in transboundary basins, which provide freshwater to 50% of the worlds’ population? How are these efforts faring in practice?

This event is part of the Stockholm World Water Week 2018.

Water cooperation mechanisms have moved beyond the purview of state diplomatic offices to operate at multiple levels of governance that involve local to intergovernmental basin stakeholders. Through innovative engagement tools, planning processes that include stakeholders from a variety of sectors, such as agriculture and energy, are laying the foundations for new paradigms in basin planning. Women and youth are participating in leadership and innovation in these processes. These new models include nexus planning and dialogues around benefit enhancements and trade-offs. They posit a direct link between inclusive governance and improved outcomes for humans, water

How are these efforts faring in practice? The session will be anchored around examples from practice and research across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Speakers will include stakeholders and practitioners who will bring an array of perspectives to stimulate a debate among participants on whether and how stakeholder-inclusive, multilevel governance cooperation mechanisms can consolidate an understanding that conserving ecosystems is essential for humans to thrive in our increasingly water-insecure world.

Where and when

29 Aug 2018


Introduction and setting the scene

  • Dr Isabelle Fauconnier, Water Policy and Sustainability Advisor, IUCN

Stakeholder-Inclusive Benefit Opportunities Assessment in the Sio-Malaba-Malakisi Basin

  • Rose Ogara – Regional Manager, Water Resources Authority Lake Victoria North (Kenya)
  • Louis Mugisha – Team Leader, Kyoga Water Management Zone, Ministry of Water and Environment, (Uganda)

Audience Reaction Round 1

  • Moderator #1
    Lesha Witmer, Women for Water Partnership

Freshwater Health Assessment with Basin-level Stakeholders 

  •  Dr Derek Vollmer, Senior Director, Freshwater Science, Conservation International

Audience Reaction Round 2 

  •  Moderator #2
    Dr Chris Dickens, Principal Researcher, IWMI

16:50 -17:00
Women’s Inclusion in Transboundary Groundwater Resources Governance  

  • Dr Alice Aureli, Chief - Groundwater Resources and Aquifer Systems Section, UNESCO IHP

Moderated Discussion with Audience

  • Discussants: Eileen Hofstetter, Deputy Head, Global Programme Water SDC
  • Natasha Westheimer, Senior Economic Development Associate, Office of the Quartet
  • Annemiek Jenniskens, Executive Director, WfWP

Closing Remarks 

  •  Mark Smith, Deputy Director General, IWMI


More Information

› back

Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Nexus Event // Dialogue on “The Status of Water-Energy-Food Nexus in South Africa”

The Water Research Commission (WRC) has identified the WEF nexus as one of its focus “lighthouse” areas and invites to a dialogue on status of the WEF Nexus in South Africa on the 22. February 2019.

// more

Conference // Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa

The connection of energy and water is most obvious in electricity generation through hydropower. Plus dams have an important impact on the environemtn, on water availability upstream and downstream, and thus on food production and food security. The AFRICA 2019 conference will bring together industry professionals in Namibia, a country with a variety of dams, to discuss water and energy issues relevant to Africa.

// more

Session at EGU General Assembly 2019 // Hydropower and Other Renewable Energy Sources: Integration and Planning amid the Water-Energy Nexus

The transition to a low-carbon economy and programs of nuclear power phase-out will require the development of innovative methods to integrate renewable sources of energy while minimizing the additional pressure on closely connected ecosystems. This session at the EGU General Assembly 2019 solicits contributions that describe, characterize, or model distributed renewable energy sources at different spatial and temporal scales that are relevant for the electricity systems, their interactions,...

// more