This session summarizes key takeaways about resilience-centric water governance and the mechanisms that need to be in place. The session also brings presentations on water-energy-food-ecology tradeoffs, followed by a panel discussion with experts from different water-oriented sectors. The session will be joined by a group of youth representatives from across the globe for an interactive discussion with the panel. Online participants are welcome to join this session with their questions, comments, thoughts and visions about the future of creating synergies between adaptation and mitigation.



  • Johannes Cullman, World Meteorological Organization

Facilitated “bridge” by Mia Svedäng, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation

Water and energy in California: planning for a sustainable future

  • Emily Ghosh, Stockholm Environment Institute

Integrated mitigation and adaptation program design via water-energy-food-ecology trade-offs

  • Julien Harou, University of Manchester

Panel discussion on navigating multiple crises while facilitating synergies between adaptation and mitigation

  • Hannele Pokka, Former Minister of Justice and Former Governor of the province of Lapland, Finland
  • Ania Maria Wanda Grobicki, Deputy Director of External Affairs, Green Climate Fund
  • Aditi Mukherji, Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute
  • Liu Junguo, Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

Youth engagement with 4 youth representatives from around the globe:

  1. Eva Bii, Field Officer, Community Action for Nature Conservation (CANCO), Kenya
  2. F. Sebastián Riera, Ph.D., Agricultural Economist and Postdoctoral researcher CONICET-AACREA, Argentina
  3. Nadiya Azmy, Programme Officer, Oceanswell, Sri Lanka
  4. Elijah M. Ngoa, Conservation Associate, Community Action for Nature Conservation (CANCO), Kenya


  • Nureen Anisha, Oregon State University

End of session


  • Alliance for Global Water Adaptation
  • Stockholm International Water Institute
  • Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
  • Swedish Water House


This session is open to all registered participants of World Water Week 2021. Register below to attend.

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