PR 3.2 Implementing climate resilient water management projects to increase adaptive capacities, food security & avoid conflict over resources: examples from Thailand, India, the Netherlands and Spain

 Wednesday 11 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Leeuwen Room II

With climate changing, fresh water of good quality is becoming one of the most critical natural resources. This session will explore the following questions: (1) how do we develop towards a more resilient fresh water supply and more careful use of fresh water; (2) what are feasible measures and water management principles to increase adaptive capacities; (3) what are sustainable agriculture techniques to reduce water needs and (4) what is the role of communities and farmers in managing the water. These four questions will be addressed from four different cultural perspectives: examples from Thailand, India, the Netherlands and Spain.

Organised by Aurélie Ceinos, Programming – Climate change Adaptation, CARE France, France
José Miguel de Paz, Instituto Valenciano Investigaciones Agrarias-IVIA, Spain
Steven Visser, Delta Programme, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
Partners Raks Thai & CISSD India, Thailand and India
Chairs Aurélie Ceinos, CARE, France
Steven Visser, Delta Programme, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
Rapporteur Otto Cox, Delta Programme, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
Presentations

Climate resilient water management at community level in Thailand and India Sarinthip Promrit, Raks Thai, Thailand or Bharati Joshi, CISSD, India Self-supporting freshwater availability along the coastal zones in the Netherlands
Vincent Klap, Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands or Jouke Velstra, Acacia Water, the Netherlands

Fresh water supply and water use in the Mediterranean: the Spanish approach
José Miguel de Paz, IVIA, Spain, in cooperation with Joost Delsman, Deltares, the Netherlands

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