BIENNAL AGENDA - Fondos de Agua

BIENNAL AGENDA

DAY ONE: June 15th

Our Watersheds, Our Future
High-level talks around the sustainability of watersheds and our water resources for the future. Launch of Phase 2 of the Partnership.

08:00 – 08:45 REGISTRATION
08:00 Press and attendee registration
08:45 – 10:05 THE PARTNERSHIP PHASE 2 LAUNCH
10:05 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK [WATER FUNDS PHOTO EXPO AND MINGLING]
10:15 – 11:00 PRESS CONFERENCE
10:30 – 11:30 KEYNOTE CONFERENCE: RESILIENT CITIES AND WATER RESOURCES
Climate change, population growth, economic shift, political interests. How can cities approach in an integrated way their sustainability and
what is water’s role in their endeavor?
11:30 – 12:30 PANEL 1: WATER, BUSINESS, AND SUSTAINABILITY
CEOs talk about the role watershed sustainability plays in their business strategy and the approach they are taking to address water security.
12:30 – 14:30 LUNCH & VIDEO
14:30 – 15:30 PANEL 2: GOVERNING WATER
Water utilities and water ministers talk about the challenges around creating sustainable water policy and developing sustainable water management in growing cities and remote rural communities.
15:30 – 16:30 KEYNOTE SPEECH: THE THIRD SECTOR´S ROLE IN SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT
16:45 – 18:00 PANEL 3: WORKING TOGETHER
The solution we propose is the collaboration of different stakeholders
working towards a common goal. Water Funds are a proven mechanism to bring sectors together. Our new vision of watershed sustainability takes this successful initiatives even further.
18:00 – 20:00 COCKTAIL & MINGLING

DAY TWO: June 16th

Our Watersheds, Our Future
Talks and workshops designed to improve knowledge and build capacities in Water Funds teams.

09:00 – 10:45 WORKSHOPS (Choose between 2)
Session 1: Data to unite. Establishing a data driven culture to create a multi-stakeholder unified vision, fulfilling environmental, social, economic and institutional needs to increase the Water Funds influence
Session 2: Press management and spokesperson training.Developing communication and crisis management skills
10:45 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK [WATER FUNDS PHOTO EXPO AND MINGLING]
11:00 – 12:30 CONFERENCES (Choose between 2)
• Session 1: Accountability. How to develop a comprehensive measurement and monitoring program for Water Fund: Including baseline, monitoring structure, cost-effectiveness analysis, impact evaluation, etc. (objectives and performance evaluation)
Session 2: Strategic, technical and operational planning. Cornerstones of Water Fund success: Guidelines for development and case studies.
12:30 – 14:30 LUNCH & TALK
State of the art of ecosystem services and its relevance to Water Funds
14:30 – 16:00 CONFERENCES/ WORKSHOPS (Choose between 2)
Session 1: Water Utilities. One of the biggest tested source of mo-netary resources for long-term sustainability. Identifying incentives and strategies to engage them.
• Session 2: Collective impact. Creating enablers and conditions to trigger lasting and big scale collective action.
16:00 – 16:15 COFFEE BREAK [WATER FUNDS PHOTO EXPO AND MINGLING]
16:15 – 18:15 WORKSHOPS (Choose between 2)
Session 1: Establishing the foundations. Creating financial, governance and legal structures to facilitate multi-sector stakeholders’ inclusion, interaction and action, while boosting fundraising and matching funds.
Session 2: Influencing in Public Policy. How can we prioritize watershed conservation in public policies?

DAY THREE: June 17th

Our Watersheds, Our Future
Talks and workshops designed to improve knowledge and build capacities in Water Funds teams

9:00 – 11:00 CONFERENCES / WORKSHOP (Choose between 2)
Session 1: How to pitch and the business environment. Unders-tanding business motivations, competitive instinct and sensitive issues to captivate your audience.
Session 2: Global Panorama. Water Funds in other geographies, strengths and difficulties to establish them. Panel: Africa, United States, China.
11:00 – 12:30 CONFERENCES/ WORKSHOPS (Choose between 2)
Session 1: Collaboration for success. Learn how to create effective work teams (leveraging capabilities) when you are in a side-management position.
Session 2: Developing a business case. The art of developing a value proposal for a specific audience.
12:30 – 14:30 LUNCH & PANEL
The relevance of agriculture in water management
14:30 – 16:00 TALK /WORKSHOP (Choose between 2)
Session 1: Developing an effective communication plan. Understanding the components behind a useful communica-tions strategy to brand and position Water Funds.
• Session 2: The new tools in the market for Water Funds.
16:00 – 16:15 COFFEE BREAK [WATER FUNDS PHOTO EXPO AND MINGLING
16:15 – 18:30 CLOSING REMARKS