Webinar: Water governance in challenging times

Goals of this webinar: 1. Water governance and integrated water management in the 21st century is facing multi-dimensional challenges. 2. Preparing for innovative approaches. 3. Improving actions and achieving better outcomes.

Water Governance is a concept consolidated by the Global Water Partnership in 2002.
Nowadays, the world is facing greater and more challenging difficulties in providing good water services, while maintaining ecosystems that accomplish the higher purpose of fulfilling human rights to adequate water quality and quantity of supply, as well as sanitation.
This webinar proposes a revisit of the original concept, and a discussion around the main changes since 2002.
We will discuss potential steps forward to achieve the goals of Water Governance within the framework of the Integrated Water Management (IMW) principles.
Key take-home messages:
1. The difference between ‘Governance’ and ‘Government’.
2. Why the IWM principles are still important.
3. Major need for a new framework for action - globally, nationally and locally.

Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Time: 2:00pm (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)

Format: 60 minutes total time for Presentation, Discussion and Q&A.

Cost: Free

Chair: Trevor Pillar, National Partnerships Manager

Resources: Webcasts and other documents will be available here


Susana Neto

University of Lisbon / University of Western Australia

Susana Neto is currently President of the Portuguese Water Resources Association (APRH), and President of the Portuguese Governing Member of IWA for the mandate 2018-2020. Her academic affiliations in... Read more

Jeff Camkin

The University of Western Australia

Jeff Camkin is an international water consultant and Adjunct Professor at both the University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture and the International Water Centre, Griffith University,... Read more