Delegates Tweet Highlights of Ongoing World Water Congress in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom

Delegates to the International Water Association’s (IWRA) XVth World Water Congress, currently taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland, took to Twitter to post their thoughts on a variety of issues raised throughout the Congress sessions.

Day three of the Congress featured the plenary session, “Water Management: challenges and opportunities” moderated by Prof. Torkil Joch Clausen, Chief Water Policy Adviser for DHI Group, who also presented at the session.

Other presenters included Dr. David Molden, Director General of ICIMOD, whose presentation dealt with “Water, climate change and the Himalayas;” Dr. Sharad Lele, Program Leader, ATREE (IDRC); Dr. Jason Gurdak, Coordinator at UNESCO-GRAPHIC, who presented on “Climate change and groundwater;” and Dr. Henning Bjornlund of the University of South Australia Business School.

Here’s what the delegates had to say:

Pascale Guiffant (@PGuiffant): “A full day of intense debate @OECDgovWater Initiative @iwra_waterconference in #Edinburgh#governance#water#stakeholders

Larry Swatuk (@lswatuk): “#sustainabilityimpossible without equity, fairness & environmental justice: Sharad Lele #WWCXV‬"

World Water Council (@wwatercouncil): “Braga: by and large, all the impacts of climate variability are manifested through, by and with water. #climatechange#WWCXV#sustainability

IDRC | CRDI (@IDRC_CRDI): “VIDEO: Adapting to floods and drought in China's vulnerable regions #foodsecurity #WWCXV@IDRCinAsia

Climate Water Adapt (@H2OClimate): “‘Safe water is not easily accessible to many poor households in rural areas in Costa Rica & Nicaragua’ Roger Madrigal #CCadaptQs#WWCXV

DOU Yue (@gracedou) :“Learning cases and robust scientific results about #cc#adaptationfrom experts in @IDRC_CRDIpanel discussion at #WWCXV

Ellie Biggs (@EllieMBiggs): “Torkil Jonch Clausen @dhigroupVery engaging chair for panel discussion on water management challenges and opportunities #WWCXV

Eric L. Garner (@bbkericgarner): “Very interesting: Tom Arsuffi @TexasTechon Texas #water, adaptive management and environmental needs @WaterCongressXV#globalwater#WWCXV

James Hutton Institute ( @JamesHuttonInst‬): “MT @Hydro_Mark: Marc Stutter @JamesHuttonInst chairing drinking water special session @WaterCongressXV#WWCXV

Kris Chan (@Newtoutofwater‬): “Poh Ling Tan talking of the promise of (enforced) development & modernity in the Baram Dam #WWCXV


Yesterday evening, delegates enjoyed a drinks reception at the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

It was also confirmed this week that the XVIth World Water Congress will be held in Riviera Maya, Mexico in 2017, co-hosted by Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Agua y Saneamientode México (ANEAS).

This report was produced for OOSKAnews by Anais Azoulay in Edinburgh.