Source-to-Sea Management Webinars


Bringing marine litter issues upstream Water Webinar series: Linking SDGs 6 + 14: From Source-to-Sea

In September 2015, the United Nations adopted a new agenda for sustainable development (2030 Agenda). The agenda consists of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that are integrated and indivisible, balancing the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The relationship between upstream pressures and downstream effects, highlights the importance of coordinating efforts to achieve SDG 6 on freshwater and SDG 14 on oceans wherever possible, and as a minimum, at least considering the broader social, economic and environmental consequences of more damaging actions.

This webinar series aims to highlight the importance of understanding the cross-disciplinary connections to achieve SDG6 on freshwater and SDG14 on oceans, and the value of integrating efforts to reduce negative effects and maximize potential benefits, where feasible. The Source-to-Sea (S2S) Management webinar series will frame the issues and policy options, as well as review some of the most widely used management approaches and how they could better be applied to take account of the Source-to-Sea continuum. The presenters will use their experiences and selected case studies to exemplify application of S2S approaches for specific issues.

The Source-to-Sea Management webinar series is developed in collaboration with SIWI, its Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Manage­ment (S2S Platform) and the UNDP Water Governance Facility.

Webinar Series schedule is as follows:

UNEP-DHI Water Webinar Series 2017
Linking SDGs 6 + 14: From Source-to-Sea

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1

April 20th, 2017

15:00 CEST

 (60 min.)

Setting the Scene: “Linking SDGs 6 + 14: From Source to Sea”

1. Birgitta Liss Lymer (SIWI): Framing the source-to-sea issues: Source-to-sea management and linkages in the 2030 Agenda

2. Dan Tarlock (GWP): Source-to-sea thinking: Strengths and Weaknesses in water policy design

3. Jacob Opadeyi (The University of the West Indies): The unique and interlinked Source-to sea issues facing SIDS

Concluded

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2

May 11th, 2017

15:00 CEST

(60 min) 

Water quality and marine pollution: Challenges solutions and experiences

1. Peter Kershaw (on behalf of UN Environment): Bringing marine litter issues upstream

2. Jenny Hedman (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency): Pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea

3. Christopher Cox, (UN Environment), Gil S. Jacinto and Lara Sotto (University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute): Challenges and Opportunities to Clean Up, Rehabilitate and Restore Manila Bay

4. Elena Giusta (ISPRA): Dealing with mercury contamination on Italian marine coastal areas due to industrial activities

Concluded

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3

June 13th, 2017

15:00 CEST

(60 min) 

Too Little or too much? Mitigating downstream impacts from altered water flows

1. Cees van de Guchte (Delta Alliance / Deltares): Deltas - where the rivers meet the sea

2. Ole Vestergaard (UN Environment): Coastal resilience impacted by upstream issues in the Mekong Delta, links to SDG 13

3. Sanne Niemann (DHI): Harbours in river mouths – sedimentation issues and coastal erosion/accretion

4. Amani ALFarra (FAO): Improving Food security and Nutrition through S2S approach - source-to-sea dimension and fisheries

Concluded

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4

July 5th, 2017

15:00 CEST

(60 min)

Financing source-to-sea action

1. Barbara Jackson (Race For The Baltic): Capturing economic and environmental benefits in local communities across the Baltic Sea

2. Christopher Corbin (UN Environment): Financing for wastewater - experiences from the GEF CReW project

3. Mike Young (GWP/University of Adelaide): Beyond Increasing Block Tariffs

4. Dr. Qinhua Fang (Xiamen University): Payment for Ecosystem Services: Watershed Ecological Compensation Mechanism of China

Concluded

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5

August 15th, 2017

15:00 CEST

(60 min)

Approaches to assessment, tracking and modelling the Source-to-Sea interactions

1. Christopher Briggs (Water Footprint Network): Using Water Footprint Assessments to better understand dynamic flow patterns to the sea

2. Lars Rosendahl Appelquist (CHW Open Access Platform): A new language to boost coastal governance - the Coastal Hazard Wheel system

3. Chengzi Chew (DHI): Modelling from source-to-sea: Overview of modelling tools

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For more information (and feedback) contact: Maija Bertule mabe@dhigroup.com.