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Water and Sustainable Development

From vision to action

Providing incentives to foster research and innovation for sustainable water management
Capacity-building in the use of technologies
Empowerment as a means to deal with cultural barriers to technology
3.3 Governance: Policy, institutional coherence and partnerships
Bridging the Governance Gaps
IWRM, appropriate adaptive planning and integration in national strategies
Institutional reforms
Development of regulations and the existence of effective, independent
and transparent regulatory bodies
Information and decision support systems
Facilitating public involvement, stakeholder engagement, trust and effective partnerships
Public and private transparency and accountability
Trust-building and collective action
3.4 Capacity-building
Investing in capacity-building
The capacity-building model – building upon and involving local knowledge
People-centred approaches
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4. THE ACTORS

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4.1 Academia: Knowledge for Action
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The role of Academia
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Challenges for Academia
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Providing a rationale for research funding 47
Learning from experience and finding practical ways to enhance
the value of knowledge for sustainability 47

More emphasis on applied research, evaluation and generation
and integration of new knowledge 47
Further research and investments in data collection and monitoring 48
Reinforcing scientific capacities 48
Avoid scientific isolation and irrelevance: the importance of networks 48
Building a communication bridge between science and the other stakeholders 48
Science as a work partner: creation of multistakeholder partnerships 48
Finding the appropriate methods/tools for reducing the risk of capital loss
and enhancing resource mobilization 49
4.2 Business: towards corporate stewardship
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The role of Business
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Challenges for Business
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Partnering with other stakeholders for higher value services 50
Reducing misconceptions and miscommunications 50
Reducing business driven water pollution: the ‘blindside’ of water 50
Catalizing collective action through water stewardship 51
Overcoming the challenges of water-related risk management 51
4.3 Civil Society: the voice of our conscience
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The role of Civil ‘Societies’
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Challenges for Civil Society
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Financial limitations for Civil Societies 53
Finding ways of win-win cooperation to avoid competence and function distortions 53

4 Report of the 2015 UN-Water Zaragoza Conference