TS3.1: Water and Society

Convener: CWW Scientific Committee

Session Content:

Water is vital for the development and sustainability of all society. In recent decades the percentage increase in water use on a global scale has exceeded the population growth. This has led to more and more prominent regions in the world being subject to water stress where the current restricted rates of water use and consumption, let alone the desired rates, are unsustainable.

The session will discuss water management for sustainable development through various topics: water governance and mitigation measures for coastal areas. Water – Energy – Food Nexus will be addressed during the session for land reclamation and restoration options. With low cost and environmentally friendly techniques, advances for drinking, irrigation, and wastewater treatment will also be presented in the session.