IUCN event | 22 Mar, 2023

Source to Sea (S2S) approach: from methodology to practice

The S2S approach is an interface between land and oceans that allows for integrated planning and implementation of integrated water resources management while preserving natural resources and generating environmental socio-economic benefits for current and future generations. 

This UN Water Conference side event will discuss solutions to accelerate actions to achieve SDGs by 2030 and increase political support on transboundary water cooperation.

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The objectives of this event are to share lessons on innovative governance and management in Source to Sea systems of different scales, to discuss investment challenges and opportunities to enable sustainable development outcomes in the Source to Sea continuum, and to identify mechanisms to support the delivery of Sustainable Development Goals at local-to-global scales in recognition of land, river, coastal and marine linkages.


Opening remarks and key presentation: S2S insights from the field

  • Mr Lifeng Li, Director, Land and Water Division, FAO

Setting the scene 

  • Mr Jakob Granit, Director General, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwaM)

Panel Discussion: Commitment to actions - Reiterating the Water Action Agenda

  • Mr Andres Jagerskog, Senior Water Resources Management at the Water Global Practice at the World Bank
  • Ms Afire Sever, General Director for Water Management, Turkey
  • Ms Gemma Boag, Director, Water Policy (Strategic Policy Branch), Environment and Climate Change, Canada
  • Mr James Dalton, Director, Global Water Programme, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Wrap-up and closing remarks

  • Ms Ruth Mathews, Senior Manager and Coordinator, Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management at Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

More information is available at https://www.fao.org/land-water/events/un-2023/s2s/en/