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Resumen conferencia 2015.pdf


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Water and Sustainable Development

From vision to action

Involving Civil Society for technology adoption and adaptation 53
Local governance and local ownership 53
Further involvement of women, youth and indigenous people 54
Managing and tapping the challenges and opportunities of innovation for Civil Societies 54
Decentralization for rural and remote areas 54
The upscaling challenge 54
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Governments: the arena for decisions and implementation
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The role of Governments
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Challenges for Governments
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Setting water as a priority 55
Dealing with water quality challenges and management 55
Improving the flow of information between countries 55
Risk management and governance: towards adaptive planning 56
Realizing that the costs of inaction are a lot bigger than investments required for prevention 56
Overcoming the main financial barriers: political will and institutional barriers 56
Transparency, accountability and appropriate management and allocation of funds 56
A shift from autocratic approaches to decentralized and participative processes 56
Building capacities for a good service provision 57
Comprehensive evaluation and upscaling of successful initiatives 57
Stakeholders’ perspectives on each other’s roles
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Stakeholders and Water Themes: potential contributions
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Wrapping up
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5. The road ahead: a selection of lessons learnt and key messages
On improving technology choices
On the transfer and effective appropriation of technology
On technology adoption and adaptation
On aligning incentives and improving regulations
Lessons learnt from applying financial and economic tools
On implementing financial and economic instruments
On the implementation challenge of better governance
On transparency, cooperation and sharing information
On governance and integrated approaches
On building capacity development and developing social instruments-related tools
On facilitating capacity building
On stakeholders’ roles in capacity development
Selected messages for implementation on the key themes
On water scarcity
On risks
On WASH
On water quality and ecosystems

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