SHOWCASE DETAILS FOR WORLD WATER WEEK REVEALED
SHOWCASE DETAILS REVEALED FOR WORLD WATER WEEK
A new global initiative: The Alliance for Freshwater Life
Sunday 26 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: FH Cabaret
9:00 - 9:05 Opening.
Jessica J. Lee, Author and Writer-in-Residence, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), images from Michel Roggo and Paul Stewart.
Immersing the audience in the wonders of freshwater ecosystems across the world, introducing the question of how we can change perspectives and raise the profile of freshwater biodiversity.
9:05 - 9:15 The Need for an Alliance for Freshwater Life,
Will Darwall, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Ian Harrison, Conservation International (IUCN-SSC/WCPA)
The origins of the Alliance, the pressing issues in freshwater biodiversity, and introduction to the five core areas of engagement
9:15 - 9:20 The Challenges,
An example of major challenges and pathways for success
Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary General, Ramsar Convention
9:20 - 9:25 Formal Launch
Formal launch of the Alliance for Freshwater Life. Our global map of members.
9:25 - 9:40 Core Thematic Areas – Previous Successes and Proposed Activities:
Research - Michael T. Monaghan, IGB; Tony Dell, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC)
Data - Ingrid Timboe, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA).
Conservation - Michele Thieme, World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF); Will Darwall, IUCN
Outreach - Ken Irvine, IHE Delft; Paul Stewart, Mouth to Source; Jessica J. Lee, IGB
Policy - Vanesa Rodríguez Osuna, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center and Sequa gGmbH
9:35–10:05 Discussion/World Café
Discussion groups for each of the Core Areas, with audience feedback on the paths for building the AFL for each thematic area.
10:05–10:30 Summary and Closing Remarks
Reports from each core area, key points raised, and final discussion