How to forecast water-related disasters in order to act?
From Analysis to Action at the Planetary Security Initiative Conference 2017 in Marriott Hotel, The Hague
Deltares session 13 December 2017: How to forecast water-related disaster in order to act?
Outline of the session:
|10:00 – 11:15||Henk Ovink||special envoy for international water affairs||Moderator of both sessions and introducing the speakers and the presentations|
|Carola van Rijnsoever||director Inclusive Green Growth, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Jane Madgwick||chief executive officer at Wetlands International|
|Karen Meijer||senior researcher water governance at Deltares|
|David Reed||senior policy advisor at WWF|
|Hammou Laamrani||senior expert at League of Arab States|
|11:45 – 12:45||Henk Ovink||Opening of an inspiring and interactive discussion with the speakers panel and the participants|
|12:45 – 12:55||Wrap up and determine the call-to-action(s)|
Disruptive societal impacts such as conflicts and migration may be fuelled by water and climate related processes when these lead to food insecurity and reduced economic growth. As a result of climate change, water availability will become increasingly scarce in certain regions, particularly in the MENA region. Combined with a high, and increasing, demand for freshwater, this can lead to water shortage crises. This can, in turn, lead to food insecurity and reduced economic growth. In countries or regions where there is social unrest already, this can fuel conflict and both local and international migration. Countries or regions with poor governmental institutions are most vulnerable to this. Trustworthy early warning tooling could be the solution to secure people and the environment.Join this event Close form