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Third Nexus Virtual Forum. Integrated Watershed Management under a Nexus Perspective.

14 January 2020|Event

Third Nexus Virtual Forum for Latin American and Caribbean to discuss the main regional challenges of Integrated Watershed Management from a nexus perspective.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and GIZ organized the third Nexus virtual forum, which took place on January 14th and was attended by 123 participants, representing more than 70 organizations from various sectors. The objective of this virtual meeting focused on discussing how the Nexus perspective can help find synergies between the water, food security, and energy sectors, and thus mitigate the potential risks for the sustainable management of river basins.

The discussion considered an analysis of the governance structures required to foster a Nexus approach to watershed management, examining organizational structures at the basin level in various countries in the region.

The event started with the participation of Mrs. Silvia Saravia, from the Natural Resources Division of ECLAC, who gave welcoming words to the audience and panelists. Mr. Antonio Levy, Regional Coordinator of the Nexus Dialogue in Latin America, oversaw moderating the meeting. Mr. Reinaldo Peñailillo, Deltares Senior Consultant, presented the case of the initiatives under a Nexus perspective in the Santa Eulalia river sub-basin in Peru. Mr. Guido Schmidt presented a Nexus mapping study in Southeast Europe. Mr. Guillermo Saavedra presented the governance model of the Santiago Maipo Water Fund, a nature based solution. Mr. Axel Dourojeanni presented the governance required to manage interventions on water and its catchments. Finally, expert panelists interacted with the online audience through a question and answer section.