C20 Working Group Conclave

About The Event

The Working Group Conclave on the Revival of Rivers and Water Management brought together global leaders from civil society, policy-making, academia, and industry to collaborate and find innovative solutions for creating a sustainable water future. The objectives of the conclave were to facilitate collaborative deliberations on the pressing issue of water scarcity; to share innovative solutions for sustainable water management in the face of climate change, and to create a forward-looking participatory and solution-based policy brief with ideas on how civil society working independently as well as with governments and international organizations can help create a water-secure future.

The conclave was structured with a mix of content-rich, strategic, and technical presentations by highly experienced speakers from the field globally as well as a participative workshop format. The session topics had a wide range, including traditional knowledge on river flows and its application in river rejuvenation; community-centric engineering of water infrastructure, water conservation methods, afforestation and greening intervention; flood mitigation and drought management; mass participation of river basin populations from origin to confluence in river rejuvenation; wetland management, watershed management, catchment area treatment, and ecological restoration methods; technology and innovation in river basin management; community and youth participation in river basin management; policies, regulations and guidelines for prevention and mitigation of flood and related disasters; addressing the commodification of the water commons.

The proceedings of Day 1, March 11th, were live-streamed. A recording is available for viewing through the following link –

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