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News High-level panel on water and climate change in COP 16

From December 1st to 8th, 2010, the Dialogs for Water and Climate Change (D4WCC) have been held in COP 16, and have proved to be an unparalleled success. For the first time in a climate change COP, the water community was able to come together to discuss the various water-based aspects affecting climate change, to send a strong message to the climate change community. The next step in this process is a high-level panel to be held on the Mexican pavilion in Cancunmesse on December 8th, from 9 to 11 am, which will place the results of the D4WCC at the heart of a debate between key decision-makers from both the water community and the broader development community. You are cordially invited to attend this panel, which is open to accredited COP 16 participants only. Please click here to view the program in English and Spanish.

No. 4 Cancun, Mexico. Monday, December 5th, 2010

We will be glad to keep you informed about the next steps in this process, both by e-mail and through our website,

Contact information Colin Herron , Comisión Nacional del Agua - National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) , Asesor para la Gerencia de Planificación Hídrica - Advisor to the Water Planning Department (email: ; )
Phone: (+52 55) 5174 4000 ext 4437
News type Inbrief
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Source of information CONAGUA
Keyword(s) climate change
Geographical coverage Mexico,
News date 07/12/2010
Working language(s) ENGLISH

Putting Water Security First at COP 16

Putting Water Security First at COP 16

Side Event at COP16, Cancun, Mexico on 6 December 2010  

Water, Climate and Development: Linking up Development Agendas and Putting Water Security First  

Time: Monday 6 December 2010 at 6.30-8.00 pm

Place: Room Águila, Cancun Messe  

This side event will demonstrate the links between water, human development and climate change, discuss policy responses for COP 16, and explore financing water-related adaptation. A flyer for the side event is available for download here.

Speakers include:
•    Dr. Letitia A. Obeng, Chair of Global Water Partnership
•    Mr. Anders Berntell, Water and Climate Coalition, Executive Director, Stockholm  International Water Institute
•    Mr. Maas Goote, Head of Delegation, Special Envoy for Climate Change, the Netherlands (tbc)
•    Ms Kulthoum Omari, HBF Sustainable Development Programme Manager
•    Dr. Ursula Schäfer-Preuss, Vice President, Asian Development Bank
•    Mr. Bai Mass Taal, Executive Secretary of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW)
•    Mr. Rolando Castro Cordoba, Freshwater Action Network (FAN)

More information about the Global Water Partnership's participation at COP16.        

Helene Komlos Grill Communications Officer Global Water Partnership (GWP) Drottninggatan 33 SE-111 51 Stockholm, SWEDEN Phone: +46 8 522 126 53 Cell phone: +46 73 914 26 53 Fax: + 46 8 522 126 31 Skype: GWP-Helene-Komlos-Grill-Sweden E-mail: Website:
A water secure world - the mission of the Global Water Partnership is to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels.   Visit the GWP ToolBox at Follow GWP on Twitter:

Posted by jauad at 07 Dec 2010 17:47:28