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Tijd voor een nieuw Publiek Debat over de Toekomst van Water
Woensdag 30 maart 2005
Receptie: 18:30-19:30 uur Conferentie: 19:30-22:15 uur


Club of Amsterdam geeft watercongres

De Club of Amsterdam houdt woensdag 30 maart een Engelstalig congres over één van de belangrijkste factoren voor een gezonde toekomst: water. Water is van vitaal belang voor ons leven en behoort voor iedereen in voldoende mate beschikbaar te zijn. Het is een prioriteit van de eerste orde voor de wereldgemeenschap. Maar de ideeën over het beheer van water en de mogelijk crisis situatie die kan ontstaan ten aanzien van de voorraden water dwingen tot nieuw publiek debat.

De sprekers van het congres The future of Water beantwoorden vragen over hoe nutsbedrijven en consumenten van water in de toekomst met elkaar zullen omgaan. Ook komen bestaande internationale conventies over water aan bod. Hierover spreekt Linden Vincent, professor irrigatie en water engeneering aan de Universiteit van Wageningen.

De manier waarop geprivatiseerde bedrijven de komende tien jaar zwaar moeten investeren om nog winst te kunnen maken met de productie en verkoop van schoon water wordt uit de doeken gedaan door Daco Enthoven, oprichter van maxxFountain Water Fund.

Voor de ontwikkeling van grote delen van de Derde Wereld is water een onmisbaar bestanddeel. Welke spanningen ontstaan rond water en hoe zal dit de politiek de komende decennia beïnvloeden? Hierover spreekt Maria Arce, executive secretary Gender and Water Alliance.

Na de pauze vindt een debat plaats met de deelnemers in de zaal. Dit congres wordt voorgezeten door Homme Heida, journalist en directeur/eigenaar van Promedia en lid van de denktank Round Table van de Club of Amsterdam.

Locatie van het congres:
PricewaterhouseCoopers Prins Bernhardplein 200 1097 JB Amsterdam
Voor nadere informatie en aanmelding:
http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/press.asp?contentid=104&catid=61


Time for a new Public Debate about the Future of Water

The Club of Amsterdam presents an evening about the future of Water on Wednesday, March 30, 2005.

Water as a commons, water management as a public cause

As water is vital for life and shapes economic development, water has always been a focus of public concern and public action. However, changing ideas on governance of water, changing pressures on supplies and new debates about the crises linked with water also make this an important time for new public debate.
This presentation will discuss how the perspective of water as a commons is shaping and changing water provision from perspectives of consumers and managers, particularly for the 'services' of water supply and irrigation. It will also look at emerging global questions on water management, and the challenges for public agencies and consumers to ensure water provision as planned by the Millennium Development Goals and other international conventions affecting water. The potential synergies, paradoxes and conflicts between these different proposed transformations for the consumer will also be debated. - Linden Vincent

Investing in Water Industry
World wide turnover in the water and wastewater sector in 2004 was estimated at US$ 400 bln, with an expected* increase of 50% to US$ 605 bln in 2009. The United Nations** stipulates that per year additional investments of EUR 100 bln are needed to catch up with the growing demand. Apart from these massive investments, the quest for fresh water will result in privatisations of public organizations and the implementation of new breakthrough water technologies worldwide. - Daco Enthoven

Engendered or endangered: what is the future of water resources management?
The achievement of the MDGs is setting up the rhythm of the international development agenda. Water as a cross cutting issue of development is an obvious starting point for various interventions around the world. While traditional perspectives of water developers and managers could tend to favour increased coverage, sustainability requires policies and practical interventions that promote efficiency, effectiveness and equity as basis for the transformation. The presentation will highlight that while water resources are developed and managed by humans for humans, the relationships of power, access, use and control are so different and diverse that often well-intended efforts may have negative impacts on the most vulnerable risking the same development goals they are supposed to fulfill. The challenge of moving from theory to practice will also be discussed. - Maria Arce

The speakers are:
Linden Vincent
, Irrigation and Water Engineering Group (WUR): Water as a commons, water management as a public cause;
Daco Enthoven, MaxxFountain Water Investments: Investing in Water Industry;
Maria Arce, IRC - International Water and Sanitation Centre: Engendered or endangered: what is the future of water resources management?
The evening is moderated by Homme Heida, Promedia.

Club of Amsterdam about
the future of Water
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
reception: 18:30-19:30, conference: 19:30-22:15
Where: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prins Bernhardplein 200, Amsterdam [next to Amstelstation], free parking.
For details, please visit:
http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/event.asp?contentid=407&catid=85


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The language is English.


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the future of Water

When: Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Reception: 18:30-19:30, conference: 19:30-22:15
Where: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prins Bernhardplein 200, Amsterdam [next to Amstelstation], free parking

Event website:
http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/event.asp?contentid=407&catid=85


Tickets
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