Water governance in the UK and EU: so far, so what & what next?

Posted by on September 8, 2015 in CADWAGO blog | 0 comments

Water governance in the UK and EU: so far, so what & what next?

CADWAGO symposium 16 September, 9:30 – 17:00, The Royal Society, London

This free one-day symposium on water governance in the UK and EU aims to create an agenda for transforming water governance in a context of climate change. Improving water governance is key to achieving a range of environmental, social and economic objectives including food, water and energy security, climate change resilience, health and well-being, and sustainable economic growth.

Existing initiatives that try to transform water governance are present across the world. The symposium brings together a number of these examples, from the OECD’s work on water governance to the work done by a catchment community water management group in the UK. Other examples include case studies from the UK, Canada and Australia.

Confirmed speakers include…

Aziza Akhmouch, OECD Head of Water Governance Programme
Richard Cole, DEFRA Head of CaBA Team, Water Quality Division
Ian Irving, Roe Catchment Community Water Management Group
Prof. Neil Powell, Uppsala University / University of the Sunshine Coast, CADWAGO Project Director
Dr. Kevin Collins and Dr. Natalie Foster, Open University, CADWAGO Researchers

CADWAGO researchers from the Open University have been working with Government bodies, NGOs, consultants, water industry, academics, and others to better understand the current water governance situation and how it might be improved in practice. The results of this engagement along the lines of transformations in stakes and stakeholding, facilitation, institutions and policies, and knowing and learning will be used as a starting point for discussion for the development of an agenda for water governance in the UK and the EU.

We look forward to seeing you at the event – please register before the 11th of September at http://mcs.open.ac.uk/cadwago/index.html

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