International Water and Energy Conference
Site web : http://www.preserving-the-flow.com/?lang=en
Location : Centre de Congrès - Cité Internationale, Lyon, France
Organisateur : Région Rhône Alpes, Grand Lyon, Agence de l'eau Rhône Méditerranée Corse, Electricité de France, World Water Council, French Water Partnership, Société Hydrotechnique de France, GRAIE
The Lyon Conference aims to be a transition from the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille (France) in 2012 to the next one, the seventh edition of the World Water Forum, in Daegu (South Korea) in 2015. It will bridge with the COP 21 meeting that will take place in Paris (France) in December 2015. The programme will present a follow-up to Marseille, from the solutions put forward during the event to their materialisation; and the progresses on commitments for water and energy-related issues and the impacts of the multiple uses of water on food and health.
In Lyon, all themes should be addressed from the perspective of innovation, the strategic cross-cutting issue chosen for the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu. The Conference will gather together water and energy related stakeholders, at international level, including government and public organisations, local and regional authorities, companies, NGOs, users association, scientists and researchers. This Conference will thereby be an opportunity to ensure that all stakeholders are involved.
It supports the preparatory process of the 7th World Water Forum and intends to showcase the international involvement of local authorities on these strategic issues, including that of the Greater Lyon Authority and the Rhone River local authority.
The event is therefore an opportunity to:
- reach out to international actors and to make decisions upon strategic issues with respect to regulatory policy frameworks;
- shed light on strategic local projects and know-how, such as the Greater Lyon Authority region, Rhone river – Mediterranean and Corsican Water Authority and many others;
- make the case for territorial development (competitiveness and attractiveness) and local economic development, which are at a crossroads for any major prospects for growth; and
- improve scientific recognition, dissemination and uses of communications on projects.
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