2014 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference. Preparing for World Water Day 2014: Partnerships for improving water and energy access, efficiency and sustainability. 13-16 January 2014


Monday, 13 January 2014

>> Welcome video message by Michel Jarraud, UN-Water Chair

>> Water and Energy Nexus and Challenges by Michela Miletto, World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), Coordinator a.i.

>> Policy and governance responses to the water-energy nexus challenge by Kathleen Dominique, Environmental Economist, OECD

>> Interlinkages and trade-offs between water and energy by Diego J. Rodriguez, Senior Economist, The World Bank

>> Effective partnerships: An example in water capacity development by Kees Leendertse, Cap-Net

>> Setting the Scene by Zafar Adeel, Director United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)

>> Overview of the Conference by Josefina Maestu, director UNW-DPAC

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

>> Recap on ‘Setting the Scene’ by Josefina Maestu, director UNW-DPAC

The Business Case for Integrated Energy-Water Planning and Investments

>> Introducing session 'The Business Case for Integrated Energy-Water Planning and Investments' from Diego Rodriguez from The World Bank

>> Understanding the water requirements of the power sector by Anna Delgado from the World Bank

>> Energy-Water Research Trends in the United States by Michael Hightower, Sandia Laboratories, USA

>> Making the South African TIMES (SATIM) Energy System Model ‘Water Smart’ by Adrian Stone, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, South Africa

>> The Water for Energy Framework by Laurent Bellet, Water and Energy Specialist, Electricité de France (EDF)

>> The Energy-Water Nexus (Thirsty Energy) by Pol Adarve, Deputy Strategic Relations, Abengoa

>> Assessment of the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus in transboundary river basins: the Alazani/Ganikh Basin Pilot by Annukka Lipponen, Environmental Affairs Officer, UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

>> Managing the water and energy challenge at a national scale: The US perspective by Kelly A. Kryc, U.S. Department of State

Side event 1: World Water Day 2014 Teaser

>> World Water Day 2014 by Zafar Adeel, Director United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), and Christian Susan, Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO

>> The Water-Energy Nexus in Japan by Hisaya Sawano, Government of Japan

>> Sustainable Groundwater preservation in Kumamoto by Kumamoto City

Industry partnerships to ensure water and energy efficiency and sustainability

>> UNIDO-Industry Partnerships by Igor Volodin, Water Management Specialist, Technical Cooperation Division, UNIDO

>> Introducing panel ‘Industry and other stakeholders partnerships’: Robust partnerships to ensure water and energy efficiency and environmental sustainability by Shaoyi Li, Head, Integrated Resource Management Unit, UNEP

>> Coal’s water use: Global picture, and case studies from China, India and South Africa by Iris Cheng, Climate & Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace International

>> Water in the Energy Industry by Alistair Wyness, Group Water Expert, BP

>> The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol by Simon Howard, International Hydropower Association

>> The European Innovation Partnership on Water by Robert Schröder, Policy Officer, European Commission

Side event 2: Panel discussion on challenges for water and energy in Spain

>> Energy for water and water for energy Available in Spanish by José María Marcos, UNESA

>> Aragon and Catalonia Canal Available in Spanish by Jose Luis Perez, Aragon and Catalonia Irrigation Users Association

>> Energy consumption and measures to save power in facilities operated by ACUAMED by Gabriela Mañueco, Acuamed

>> Water and energy challenges in Spain. Legal aspects of water and energy management by Ines Torralba Faci, Chief of users’ regime area, Water Commissariat, Ebro River Basin Confederation

>> Water and energy challenges Available in Spanish by Alfonso Andrés, ICLAM

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

>> Recap from day 2 and overview of day 3 by Josefina Maestu, director UNW-DPAC

Partnerships between water and energy utilities

>> Partnerships between water & energy utilities by Jack Moss, Aquafed

>> Water, energy, wastewater & waste in Casablanca by Saïd Chadli, Director of INDH-INMDE

Partnerships of local and sub-national authorities with other actors

>> Partnerships between local authorities and other actors by Barbara Anton, ICLEI

>> Proo-poor public-private partnerships (5Ps) by Hongpeng Liu, Chief of Energy Security and Water Resources Section, UNESCAP

>> Partnership experiences involving women in communities for improving access to water considering energy efficiency by Alice Bouman, President of Women for Water Partnership

Side event 3: World Water Week 2014

>> 2014 World Water Week by Adrian Puigarnau, Stockholm International Water Institute

Partnerships on policy research on water and energy

>> Lessons from partnerships of policy research by Zafar Adeel, Director United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)

>> TOTO: Environmental strategy for water by Yasutoshi Shimizu, TOTO

>> The necessity to maintain a balance between water saving and functionality. The Asian Water Saving Council by Kanako Toyosada, TOTO

Innovation partnerships on water and energy

>> Water-Energy: Innovation & Partnerships by Engin Koncagul, Programme Officer, World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)

>> A science based tool for the sistematic integration of geothermal resources into regional energy planning by Paolo Fulignati, University of Pisa, Italy

>> The Water Joint Programming Initiative (JPI). Water Challenges for a Changing World by Enrique Playan, Joint Programming Initiative of the European Union

>> IIASA: Global Partner in Applied Research for a Changing World by Paul Yllia, Water Program, IIASA

Lessons learnt and roadmap to World Water Day

>> Conclusions for World Water Day 2014 by Zafar Adeel, Director United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)

>> Conference short assessment by Josefina Maestu, director UNW-DPAC

>> Communication activities at the Conference by Pilar González Meyaui, Information management and awareness raising expert

Side event 4: Panel discussion on managing the nexus on water and energy in Spain

>> The Ebro River Basin ParadigmAvailable in Spanish by Manuel Omedas, Ebro River Basin Confederation

>> Technological innovations in the water-energy scenarioAvailable in Spanish by Mariano Sanz, CIRCE

>> The water-energy nexus. The Iberdrola caseAvailable in Spanish by Clemente Prieto, Iberdrola

>> Applying photovoltaic solar energy to the water-energy nexusAvailable in Spanish by Alberto Estallo, Elecnor

>> The Canary Islands: World Laboratory for Water and Energy Technologies by Gonzalo Piernavieja Izquierdo, R&D&I Director, Canary Islands Institute of Technology

>> Water and Energy: Problems and SolutionsAvailable in Spanish by Tomás Sancho, World Council of Civil Engineers