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Breakfast: World Water Day Event, Fri 22 Mar 19

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Das Provisorium

65/67 Uetlibergstrasse

8045 Zürich

Switzerland

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'Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.’ -World Water Day

Our over use and mismanagement of water resources has endangered our access to this precious resource - as desertification, saltwater intrusion and pollutants reduce both the quality and quantity of our freshwater ecosystems. When considering these challenges we often turn to freshwater which is pumped from acquifers and put onto corn fields, or diverted from rivers to support the mining industry. In those moments, we sometimes forget the immense value that coastal ecosystems provide us - and the incredible risks they face in light of the global water crisis. As important places for biodiversity, as carbon sinks, and as buffers to our freshwater ecosystems - mangroves and our coastal landscapes are of vital importance to our global water resources.

On World Water Day, we want to turn our attention to the important interface between fresh water and sea water - what can we do to protect our coastlines and secure water for all where land meets the sea? what can we do to protect important fresh water reserves?

Join us for an informal breakfast on World Water Day to buzz about water.

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07:45 - 08:10: Registration and light breakfast

08:10 - 08:20: Welcome by GreenBuzz, Naomi Rosenthal

08:20 - 08:30: "Man-made structures and the Sea" Joanne Wong shares her work and insights into rebuilding coastal ecosystems

08:30 - 08-40: "Nature based solutions for Water". Bella Roscher WWF

08:40 - 08:50: "Corporate water stewardship" Alexandra Frank, South Pole

08:50 - 09:20: Get to know your peers and have a second cup of coffee over water discussions

09:30: Close

Joanne Wong is an ecologist with a background in coastal management and impact assessment. She has worked as an environmental consultant and researcher in topics related to coastal planning, mangrove reforestation, microplastic pollution, saltmarsh management and green-engineering of ports.

Bella Roscher, a Swedish national, has been working for WWF for 24 years in various capacities and countries. Her current position focuses on strengthening the cooperation between local WWF offices and public and private partner organizations in developing countries. In addition, Bella is the Portfolio Manager for China. Bella holds a BA in Economic History from Lund University, Sweden, and a post graduate degree in Development Studies from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.


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65/67 Uetlibergstrasse

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