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Climate at the 8th World Water Forum

Climate change impacts manifest first and more strongly through water. Changes in climate mean changes in the water cycle, in rainfall distribution patterns, in river water flows, and in the occurrence of extreme hydrological events, such as drought, flooding, storms, ice melting, etc. The expected changes affect the water availability for human activities and increase exposure to more frequent water related critical events. Its cross sector nature make water the clear centre of adaptation – which requires articulated policy, planning and action, involving governments at all levels, sectors and society.

CLIMATE - 1st Discussion Feb - Apr 2017

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The 8th World Water Forum will have Water and Climate Change as one of its central themes, focusing on climate risk assessment, water safety and protection of people and livelihoods. In order to reach that, four topics have been set to comprise the debate questions under Climate. The following topics should split into Thematic Sessions and other debate stages during the 8th World Water Forum in 2018:

  1. Managing risk and uncertainty for resilience and disaster preparedness
  2. Water and adaptation to climate change
  3. Water and climate change mitigation
  4. Climate science and water management: the communication between science and decision/policy making

Considering the above topics about Climate:      

  1. What are the major challenges under each topic that concern civil society and communities and need to be raised for debate during the 8th World Water Forum?
  2. How those challenges apply to problems in your city, community or neighbouring surroundings?

Your feedback is going to support the organisation instances of the Forum in the definition of Thematic Sessions and other opportunities for debate during the event.

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beatriz pires cavalcante's picture

beatriz pires c... said:

Referindo-se ao abastecimento da água temos que ter uma visão focada na maneira de contaminação da água , Denominamos de água contaminada aquela que é capaz de colocar em risco a saúde da população graças à presença de agentes patogênicos, tais como bactérias e protozoários, e substâncias tóxicas , esses agentes patogênicos são sensíveis ao clima, levando a sua proliferação ,que pode levar a morte das pessoas . proferindo soluções sustentáveis neste sentido vai fazer uma grande diferença para evitar mortes principalmente aquelas que moram na África que sofrem por não terem um saneamento básico adequado.

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Paula Aparecida... said:

Para melhoras no nosso clima o governo de Brasília  (df) , tem que melhorar as questões do tratamento de água as estações de esgoto que em várias lugares em Brasília  (df) o cheiro não é muito agradável .O governo fazendo essas melhoras Brasília  (df) ficaria uma cidade muito mais bonita .O governo de Brasília  (df) debate sobre as mudanças climáticas e no que elas afentam e urgentemente mudanças tem que acontece. 

Rogério Campos's picture

Rogério Campos said:

The first round of discussions had finished today. Many important aspects on Climate were cited and apparently, it is unanimous that climate changes are here and now, despite the scepticism and caution of a minority of participants. Solutions or at least, ways to cope with climate changing were suggested. It is important to say that the room was about Climate and not on climate changing, but all participants assumed that the latter was the subject. We are very grateful to all participants. Before the end of this day you can still vote in the issues you think that are important sufficiently to became sessions during the Forum....Read more

Dr.P.S.Navaraj's picture

Dr.P.S.Navaraj said:

The climatic condition in India is worst when compare to the last year weather report. It indicates the influence of climate change that results in water scarcity, diseases, poor yield of crops, poverty due to failure of crops and other problems. The public should aware of climatic changes in terms of shortening of winter, extending period of summer and poor rainfall . The public should be made to know the ways and means to cope up with the changing climate. For eg., the evaporation of water in the lake should be prevented and for which a suitable technology is highly needed to suite the local condition....Read more

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Anna Karolline said:

Para uma melhoria na utilização da água os investimentos devem ser em aumento das estações de tratamento da água, administração das reservas hídricas, conscientização da sociedade do uso da água visando evitar o desperdício. E a criação de políticas que protejam e fiscalizam as nascentes que abastecem os reservatórios de modo que não seja necessário adotar o racionamento como medida profilaxia.

LUIZ CARLOS BALDICERO MOLION's picture

LUIZ CARLOS BAL... said:

Estimada Olga,

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Aguenkeu Mefinnyia Elie Bertrand's picture

Aguenkeu Mefinn... said:

evening dear all

in my own opinionion i think that policy maker's in our country especilly in developing country should look into the relationship betweeen the dratsic reduction of our catchment yield and the climat change that really jeopardized the access to potable water for most of our population

Olga Lucía Ocampo's picture

Olga Lucía Ocampo said:

Los principales retos en relación con el clima que preocupan a la sociedad civil y las comunidades son los eventos climáticos extremos.

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Shahid Mallick's picture

Shahid Mallick said:

Climate change is look like a agenda of poor and low income people and countries. Such as even in a poor country reach people are not care about climate change. How can we shift this midset of mass people and would be a common problem 

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Emmanuel said:

Para podermos usufruir de uma água mais pura, os governantes devem a iniciativa quanto ao processo de limpeza da mesma, renovar as tubulações que a transporta e investir no processo dessalinização. E também debater sobre como as mudanças climáticas afetam o recurso e achar soluções para os problemas.

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To be able to enjoy a cleaner water, the rulers must initiate the process of cleaning the same, renew the pipes that carry it and invest in the desalination process. And also discuss how climate change affects the resource and find solutions to the problems.

Davi Silva Fagundes's picture

Davi Silva Fagundes replied:

Prezado Emmanuel, Bom Dia!

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Michael Anjello Jothi Rajan's picture

Michael Anjello... said:

  • Wastage of pure drinking water is one of the major problems in some villages which operate with the old pipelines and motors to suck ground water. The wasted water is never regained.
  • Research should be carried out to convert sea water into drinking water.
  • Open defacation should be stopped in all pats of the world, especially in INDIA. Citizens should be aware of the health hazards of open defacation. This alone should form one of the agendas in the discussion forum because it involves water also.
Arturo E. Martínez's picture

Arturo E. Martínez replied:

Michael

Thank you for your comments.

Ensuring access to population information is important to reduce water waste and eliminate other habits. In this way the infrastructure that can be used in each space can be used well if people are aware of the importance and its use.

I invite you to vote on worldwaterforum8.org to choose which (climate related) issues need to be addressed and debated at the 8th World Water Forum.

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Sushil Kumar Sharma said:

Dear all,

In Nepal, we have just completed the national climate change impact survey. The objective of the survey is to find out the knowledge, effect and impact of climate change. One of the theme on the survey is water. We have collected many information related water. We can share all these information after the official dissemination of the survey findings with in a couple of days.

Thank you.

Arturo E. Martínez's picture

Arturo E. Martínez replied:

Sushil

It is very interesting to know initiatives like a national survey. It will be very valuable to know the results. Does it target a particular population?

Sushil Kumar Sharma's picture

Sushil Kumar Sharma replied:

Arturo

Thanks for your comment. It is national representative survey. The respondent of the survey must full fill the two criteria,

1. Age should be 45 years or more

2. Living there since 25 years

Thank you.

Dianne Michelle Alves da Silva's picture

Dianne Michelle... said:

Dialogue between environmental authorities and scientists is key to water resources management

Davi Silva Fagundes's picture

Davi Silva Fagundes replied:

Prezada Dianne, Bom Dia!

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Arturo E. Martínez's picture

Arturo E. Martínez replied:

Dianne,

Thank you for your contribution. Sharing successful experiences is a way to motivate others to know more about these procedures. I invite you if you know concrete cases where scientists and authorities have completed a project, it will be good to learn from those processes.

Shahid Mallick's picture

Shahid Mallick replied:

If not it is important 

ALEX DA SILVA LIMA's picture

ALEX DA SILVA LIMA said:

Eu não consigo discutir um tema onde um assaltante de banco é muito mais punido que um assaltante da natureza, um bem de valor incalculável, as leis até existem mas são brandas e quase nunca aplicada, mitigar, adaptar é o que pretendemos após a nossa ignorância em destruir, se pretendemos alongar mais a vida no planeta, precisamos agir com rigor na aplicação das leis, projeto de risco de incertezas precisa de fiscalização, fiscalização é lei, desde Estocolmo em 1972 tudo fica no discurso, agora é hora de agir com leis ou não chegaremos onde pretendemos.

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Alexandre Gross replied:

Caro Alex, 

Realmente, o baixo grau de aplicação das leis é um dos obstáculos para que ações de mitigação sejam de fato implementadas, particularmente em países em desenvolvimento.

Por outro lado, essa realidade pode representar uma oportunidade para a revisão dos atuais arcabouços legais em direção a leis que incentivem a adoção de boas práticas a um custo menor para a sociedade.

Rosângela A. Martins Nogueira Grigolleto's picture

Rosângela A. Ma... said:

Em relação a dessanilização da água tivemos participamos de um Painél Internacional com a equipe de Israel, e aprendemos com a experiência êxito que eles (israel) vem desenvolvendo ao longo dos anos.

Rosângela A. Martins Nogueira Grigolleto's picture

Rosângela A. Ma... said:

Dentro do município de Vinhedo, estamos com um projeto de autossuficiencia hídrica, através da recuperação de nascentes, recuperação da floresta ripária e praticas de conservação do solo.

Realizamos o diagnóstico fisico hídrico das 11 (0nze) microbacias e quais ações deverão ser adotadas, para que possamos aumentar a nossa produção de água.

Este projeto está sendo realizado em parceria com o Instituto Agronômico de Campinas.

Alexandre Gross's picture

Alexandre Gross replied:

Prezada Rosângela, obrigado pelo seu comentário.

Há algum relatório / estudo descrevendo o processo diagnóstico das microbacias e a identificação de ações a serem adotadas para tornar Vinhedo autossuficiente? 

Caso sim, talvez seja interessante compartilhar um link por aqui.

Alexandre Gross's picture

Alexandre Gross said:

Summary of last week´s discussions: During the last week, discussions were centered in questions regarding how the transition to a green economy can be achieved or facilitated. Desalination is one option that was discussed during the last 7 days. Depending on the technology employed, desalination can be very helpful and contribute to the transition to a green economy. This is perhaps one of the topics that can be addressed during the WWF next year....Read more

Alexandre Gross's picture

Alexandre Gross said:

Hello to all,

Once again, I´d like to reinforce that you now can vote on worldwaterforum8.org to choose which (climate related) issues need to be addressed and debated at the 8th World Water Forum. There are 10 climate relates issues that can be selected. The top issues will be presented at the 2nd Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on April 26-27, 2017. Vote for the water/climate issues that matter the most to you to bring them to a global debate among water leaders and experts.

LUIZ CARLOS BALDICERO MOLION's picture

LUIZ CARLOS BAL... said:

Prezado Victor,

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victor briaunys's picture

victor briaunys replied:

Olá Luiz Carlos, bacana seu projeto, existe meios para a produção de água potavél,como voce disse,é puramente politico e não tecnico falta apenas vontade politica dos governantes para consolidar esses projetos,,,novamente parabéns pela sua iniciativa. Luiz

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victor briaunys said:

Temos que desenvolver tecnicas para a dessanilização de (água salgada ou salobra),tornando-a potavél, em alguns paises dependem estritamente das tecnologias de dessanilização para obter água potavél como o caso da Arábia Saudita,Emirados Árabes,Kuwait,em Fernando de Noronha(Brasil) produz 47% de toda água consumida na ilha e está em curso um projeto para duplicar a capacidade da unidade passando de 27m³/h para 60m³/h.

Existem técnicas simples para dessanilização que poderiam ser utilizadas .

victor briaunys

Alexandre Gross's picture

Alexandre Gross replied:

Hello Victor, thank you very much for your comment. Desalination is one option that certainly needs to be considered. Adaptation to climate change will require innovative approaches such as desalination, among others. One issue that must be carefully analyzed is the amount of energy needed to convert salt water into potable water, depending on the technology involved. Climate change could be aggravated if a fossil fuel based energy source is used. Do you know of technologies that use renewable energy or are very energy efficient?

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victor briaunys replied:

Olá Alexandre Gross,agradeço sua resposta,sim o metódo de dessanilização por osmose inversa é o metodo mais usado atualmente,Segundo o professor Luiz Carlos Baldicero Molion,comentou hoje que entre 1996 à 2001 instalou 100 dessanilizadores em Alagoas (Brasil).O problema que ele infrentou foi educar a população para manter os equipamentos em funcionamento hoje só 5% estão em funcionamento,existem processos mais simplificados,Destilação Solar(SD),que poderia ser usado em pequenos povoados de facil istalação e manuseio

Alexandre Gross's picture

Alexandre Gross said:

Dear all,

Please note that you can vote on worldwaterforum8.org to choose which (climate related) issues need to be addressed and debated at the 8th World Water Forum. There are 10 climate relates issues that can be selected. The top issues will be presented at the 2nd Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on April 26-27, 2017. Vote for the water/climate issues that matter the most to you to bring them to a global debate among water leaders and experts.

TCHOKOUATOU GHISLAINE's picture

TCHOKOUATOU GHI... said:

bonsoir,

je pense que l'une des solutions est d'intégrer la notion de l'économie verte dans les programmes de developpement

Alexandre Gross's picture

Alexandre Gross replied:

Dear Tchokouatou, thank you for your comment. The transition to a world less vulnerable to climate change will certainly need the integration of the concept of green economy on a large scale. A very important additional question is how the transition to a green economy can be achieved or facilitated. Please note that you can vote on worldwaterforum8.org to choose which (climate related) issues need to be addressed and debated at the 8th World Water Forum. 

TCHOKOUATOU GHISLAINE's picture

TCHOKOUATOU GHI... replied:

merci, Alexandre Gross, en ce qui me concerne, j'ai déjà voté

Daene McKinney's picture

Daene McKinney said:

Dear participants in the climate discussion this past week.  Here I will try to summarize some of these comments. After the close of this round of discussions, the summaries will be used as suggestions for possible sessions in the Forum.  Adaptation and mitigation policies based on climate trends should be formulated. Should there be a charge for greenhouse gas emissions? Much of the climate of the northern Brazilian region is dictated by the Amazon rainforest. Nuclear energy may be a clean and efficient form of energy, but safety concerns must be addressed.  The effect of human activities on climate change needs to be further studied....Read more

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Georges Gharios said:

Adaptation to climate change should rigourously pass by going back to and adopting indigenous social water arrangements that were prevalent for centuries before globalization!! Examples from the Near East: Rainwater harvesting in semi-arid areas, hill lakes in high mountains, and land terracing in Mount Lebanon.

Davi Silva Fagundes's picture

Davi Silva Fagundes said:

Prezados Coordenadores e Secretaria Executiva do 8º Fórum Mundial da Água, Bom Dia!

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Davi Silva Fagundes said:

Prezados Coordenadores e Secretaria Executiva do 8º Fórum Mundial da Água, Bom Dia!

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Gustavo Aranha's picture

Gustavo Aranha said:

O ser humano necessita de água, somos compostos em maioria por ela e a usamos diariamente. A mudança climática promove a alteração do clima, afetando o meio ambiente e nosso contato com a água. Podemos observar, com o passar dos anos, o derretimento das calotas polares pelo aumento de temperatura, aumentando o nível dos oceanos, o aumento de secas em regiões áridas, tais como no nordeste brasileiro. Embora a atuação do homem na mudança climática ainda seja discutida, é inegável que tal mudança altera nossa interação com a água.

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LUIZ CARLOS BALDICERO MOLION's picture

LUIZ CARLOS BAL... said:

Correction: worst Northeasteern Brazil's drought ocourred in 1877-79.

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LUIZ CARLOS BAL... said:

Dear All,

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Nilce Ortiz's picture

Nilce Ortiz said:

Dear Participants

As a resercher working with water quality in last 15 years, I have been observed clearly the climate change.In 2015 a severe drough reach  the most important cities in Brazil.

The risk assessment for environmental climate  changing and resilient  cities in the top priority agenda, in my opinion.

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Marina Berman said:

Acredito que a escassez de água está diretamente ligada à mudança climática, apesar de não ser apenas este o motivo.

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Nicolas Mocaiber's picture

Nicolas Mocaiber said:

Do meu ponto de vista um assunto relacionado a crise ecológica é o nosso método de geração de energia elétrica sobre o controle da condição climática atual....Read more

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Rafael Giacomo ... said:

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Victor said:

Meu nome é Victor Neves, sou aluno de Engenharia de Produção. 

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Dr.P.S.Navaraj's picture

Dr.P.S.Navaraj said:

Dear All

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Rafael Souza de Lima's picture

Rafael Souza de Lima said:

Boa tarde.

O clima é algo que não se pode prever, mas acredito que possam ser ciradas linhas de tendência sobre como estará daqui a um determinado tempo. A partir disso, pesquisar os efietos que acarretariam e formas para adaptação e mitigação desse clima, além de poder, com isso, se preparar para desastres. O maior desafio seria a formulação de políticas baseadas nessas linhas de tendência, pois é algo probabilístico e que pode não ocorrer. 

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