event 03 нояб. 2021 time 09:00 GMT+1

COP26 // Fueling Synergies through the Water-Energy Nexus - honouring Energy Day at the Water Pavilion

The Water Pavilion is a multimedia pavilion located in the Blue Zone throughout COP26 in Glasgow between 1 November and 12 November 2021. This online session, held at the Water Pavilion at COP26 on November 3, explores the nexus between water and energy, and discusses the importance of integrating their management. This session will explore examples from the Middle East and East Africa. It will be livestreamed via Youtube.

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November 3, 2021 | 9-10am GMT (10-11 GMT+1)

Live-stream via Youtube

About the Event

Water and energy are inextricably linked, both in their relationship towards one another as well as in the fight against climate change. Both resources are greatly affected by climate change, however are, in their interface, necessary to mitigate its effects and allow us to adapt to them effectively. In order to successfully harness their potential for the latter, we need an integrated and holistic approach to their management, avoiding silo strategies and focusing instead on maximising synergies where possible. In this session, we kick-off the Water-Energy day at the Blue Pavilion with four different perspectives of this powerful nexus. The speakers will shed light onto the different challenges and opportunities inherent to the Water-Energy intersection, present ambitious national plans from the Middle East to East Africa and Central America and explore the important role of the private sector to bring about innovation and investments.


  • Cate Lamb, Global Director of Water Security at Carbon Disclosure Project and UFCCC COP 26
  • Eng. Bashar Bataineh, Secretary General of the Water Authority of Jordan
  • Beatrice Cyiza, Director General of Environment and Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment of Rwanda
  • Silvia Chavez Cereceda, Head of International Affairs Office, National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA)
  • Claudia Ringler, Deputy Division Director & Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, IFPRI
  • Michael Webber, Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources University of Texas

This session will be moderated by Molly Walton, Energy and Transport Manager at “We Mean Business” Coalition.

Ms. Molly A. Walton is the Energy and Transport Manager at We Mean Business Coalition where she directs and coordinates the Coalition’s overall approach to these two systems, facilitating the journey to the deployment of the solutions that put us on a 1.5 degree trajectory and net zero emissions. Prior to joining the Coalition, she worked for Breakthrough Energy, the International Energy Agency (Paris) and the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington DC).


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Watch Session

The livestream will be available on the official Water Pavilion website.

Further Information

More information regarding the session is available here.

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