Prof. Kabat is also a contributor to the UN 4th World Water Development Report: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk, launched at the event. The Report outlines a roadmap for achieving sustainable management of freshwater resources across all sectors and regions and will inform discussions at RIO+20.
IIASA, integrated water assessment and the 7th World Water Forum
While in Marseille, IIASA’s Director is also in discussion with representatives from the World Water Council, UN Water, and the Korean Government, regarding IIASA’s potential role in conducting the scenario development and integrated water assessments in support of the 7th World Water Forum, to be held in Seoul in 2015.
The European Year of Water
On March 12, Pavel Kabat gave a keynote presentation in the session - 2012, European Year of Water, organized by the International Office of Water and involving EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, WMO Secretary General and UN Water Chief Michel Jarraud.
High-Level Ministerial: Water and Adaptation to Climate Change
On March 13, Prof. Pavel Kabat participated in a High-Level Ministerial roundtable on “Water and Adaptation to Climate Change - The Way Forward”, organized by the governments of Mexico, Jordan and Portugal. The roundtable was co-chaired by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation of Jordan, the Director General of the National Water Commission of Mexico, and the Minister of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning of Portugal. The event aimed to build consensus on the factors that affect the implementation of policy recommendations aimed at strengthening the development and implementation of water-based climate change adaptation measures.
The Roundtable concluded with the following recommendations:
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