Panel discussionLocally-Led Adaptation: Best practices and polycentric governance


Finance, data, and capacity building:Which accelerator frameworks to build Water-Smart Cities?

The objective of this session is to emphasize the critical importance of accelerating progress towards SDG 6 and ensure the ‘availability of safely managed drinking water for all” by 2030.


December 5, 09:30 - 11:00 | Pavilion

The discussion will focus on the opportunities for cities to overcome barriers to the implementation of Water-Smart systems to fast-track adaptions to climate change and rapid urbanisation. The session will call for a concerted effort among diverse stakeholders, including UN agencies, government bodies, civil society, and the private sector, to harness the SDG6 Global Acceleration Framework.

Moderator :   Ms Ana Asti, Secretaria de Estado do Ambiente e Sustentabilidade , State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Speakers : 

  • Emrah Engindeniz, Programme Management Officer, Water Operators Partnership as accelerator for resilient utilities, UN-Habitat/GWOPA 
  • Dieter Rothenberger, Head of Sector Programme ‘Water Policy – Innovations for Resilience’, Department Climate, Environment, Infrastructure, Urban Water Catalyst Initiative 
  • Sabine Stuiver, co-founder of Hydraloop, Policy Advisory Committee Member of Water Europe, Advisory Board Member of Solar Impulse Foundation
  • Hon. Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey,  Lord Mayor of Accra, Chief Executive, Accra Metropolitan Assembly,  Ghana
  • Ms. Kotchakorn Voraakhom, CEO and Founder of Landprocess and Porous City Network

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