T3 S1: Science-policy-society interaction and problem solution

21.11.2023 11:15 – 12:45
Main Auditory

The water issue is an integrative part of a chain of responsibility that links science, politics and society. Unfortunately, this chain of responsibility still has too many gaps (mostly at the political level), which hinder a real implementation of the goals in reality. Water security requires incorporating water sector development priorities into national strategies worldwide to adapt to climate change. Science and policy makers need to work closely with civil society to adapt and implement measures which effectively solve the majority of water and climate-related problems.

The session wants to work out the role of science, policy and society to tackle the water crisis also in the context of climate change. What needs to be done urgently and how should it be done? Global experience in project implementation shows that although the basic problems are often very similar, the local approaches to solving them can be very different. Even when using best available practices, the existing knowledge of the local population and the respective social and cultural characteristics must be taken into account in order to ensure the acceptance and sustainability of the project.

Session Host

Andreas Haarstrick, Kai Münnich


11:15 – 11:20Welcome and introduction
11:20 –
From Knowledge to Governance: Understanding Water Security Dimensions in the Mira-Mataje Transboundary CatchmentAliya Assubayeva
11:35 –
Integrating society in the planning of adaptation measures based on water consumption habits.  A pilot project in an Andean city.Johanna Ochoa Ruilova
11:50 –
Urban water security: A comparative assessment and policy analysis of five cities in diverse developing countries of AsiaKaushal Chapagain
12:05 –
The Chillca Participatory Ecohydrological Monitoring System – a community science-based pilot project for the resilience of high-Andean pastoral systemsDina Farfan Flores
12:20 –
Best Practices for Water-Scarce Cities: Proposed Policies towards an Integrated Urban Water Management in Egypt and the MENA RegionZeina ElZein
12:35 – 12:45General discussion and summary