Solving Asia’s Urban Water Crisis: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Change Nexus
"WaterLinks Forum 2018 was held at Bayanihan Centre of UNILAB in Pasig City from 25-27 September 2018.
The Forum gathered over 200 participants composed of water operators, industry leaders, sector professionals, and policy makers from various countries. The trade exhibition also demonstrated some of the latest technologies in water and wastewater management.
The Forum tackled the subject of the water-food-energy-climate change nexus as a way to solve Asia’s water crisis. Participants found the Forum subject thought provoking and a good start to a conversation that recognises the extent of water’s dependence on energy and the move towards energy neutrality; the dependence of energy on water, especially hydropower and fossil fuel-based energy; and the dependence of food production on both water and energy – all of which, singly and jointly, are impacted by climate change.
A half day session convened with UNESCO also explored the potential for the establishment of a Water Alliance for Megacities with presentations from the megacities of Kolkata, India; Seoul, Korea; and our very own, Metro Manila, Philippines."
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