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Event Water Day Event at Barcelona UNFCCC

On the 3rd of November a ‘Water Day' will be held alongside the Climate Change negotiations in Barcelona. The day is being convened the Global Public Policy Network on Water Management (GPPN)( - a partnership of Stakeholder Forum ( and Stockholm International Water Institute ( - in collaboration with UN Water (

The day will show that water is a critical and cross-cutting concern for climate change adaptation and mitigation. There will be six sessions which will focus on climate change and a range of water-related issues: Water and Livelihoods; Water, Ecosystems and Forests; Water and Land; Water and Regional/transboundary cooperation; Water and Land; Water and Gender; Water and Energy.

The sessions will bring together water experts and advocates from across the governmental, non-governmental and intergovernmental spheres - including UN Water, the Global Water Partnership, WWF, IUCN, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Freshwater Action Network (FAN) and many more.

The day seeks to build further support for a Copenhagen outcome that clearly recognises the importance of water for tackling climate change, and includes strong and action-orientated text to this end. The day will also stimulate discussion on the post-Copenhagen international policy agenda on water and climate change.

The venue is  the Fira Congress Hotel, which is located opposite the conference centre.The Opening session will start at 9 am and lunch will be provided at 12.15 pm. 

Contact information Stephen Mooney, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future on behalf of the GPPN (email:
Event type Seminar
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Source The Global Public Policy Network on Water Management (GPPN)
Geographical coverage Spain
Address at the Fira Congress Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
Organizer The Global Public Policy Network on Water Management (GPPN), Stockholm International Water Institute, UN Water
Target audience International
Period 03/11/2009
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH