UNESCO workshop on Water and Governance • World Water Day 2011, Wereldwaterdag 2011

22 March 2011, Delft  • UNESCO workshop on Water and Governance at different levels. Agenda 21 of the United Nations comprises, inter alia, the Dublin Principles. These principles are based on different conceptions of how decisions should be made. On 22 March, World Water Day, we will look at conceptions and implementation of water governance at different governance levels.


Update: presentations now available!

acrobat_icon Opening, by Geert Teisman

acrobat_icon Global Water Governance (GWG) and Prospects, by Joyeeta Gupta

acrobat_icon Governance of Large Infrastructures, by Jill Slinger and Leon Hermans

acrobat_icon Water in Central Asia, by Joop de Schutter

acrobat_icon Adaptive Capacity of Dutch Institutions on governance, by Bert Satijn

acrobat_icon Water governance: creating quality with complexity, by Willem Ligtvoet


Location: Delfland Water Board, Phoenixstraat 32, Delft


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Preliminary Programme

13.00 hrs Opening Mr Michiel van Haersma Buma (chairman, Delfland water board), host, and Mr Geert Teisman (co-director, NederLandBovenWater; professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam), chair
Global water governance and prospects Ms Joyeeta Gupta, professor, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Respondent: Mr András Szöllösi-Nagy, rector at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Water and governance of systems Mr Theo Toonen, dean, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology
Respondent: Mr Vincent van den Bergen, Directorate for International Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Governance of large infrastructures Ms Jill Slinger, assistant professor, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Respondent: Mr Piet Dircke, global director water management of Arcadis
  Tea break, book launch: «Water in Central Asia: Past, Present, Future», by Mr Victor Dukhovny and Mr Joop de Schutter, vice-director, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Adaptive capacity of Dutch institutions Mr Bert Satijn, managing director, research programme «Living with Water»
Respondent: Mr Willem Ligtvoet, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  Prominent respondents have been invited to trigger the debate
Round table Mr Huub Savenije, chair, the Netherlands National Committee IHP-HWRP, Mr Bas ter Haar, ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to UNESCO, Mr Jeroen Warner, senior researcher Water governance and International relations at Wageningen University and Twente University, Mr Marcel Stive, chair Coastal Engineering at Delft University of Technology, Mr Maarten Hofstra, Senior Advisor Policy Analysis and Water Governance at Rijkswaterstaat Waterdienst and UNESCO-IHE Insititute for Water Education
  Announcement of the start of the Water Governance Centre
  Drinks, offered by the Water Governance Centre



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Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO
the Netherlands National Committee IHP-HWRP
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate (CPWC)


Hosting organization: Delfland water board

Drinks offered by: Water Governance Centre