14:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Chair: Dr. Ger Bergkamp, IWA
Part 1: Enabling Environment for Investing in the Energy Sector: Understanding Benefits and Trade-offs
14:05 Keynote – Her Excellency Ambassador Dr. Lisa Emilia Svensson, Sweden’s Ambassador for Oceans, Seas, and Fresh Water
14:20 Setting the Scene: Focus on energy perspective-what are the benefits and trade-offs across the nexus? – Dr. James Dalton, IUCN
14:30 A US perspective on water-energy nexus: success and failures from practitioner – Dr. Reagan Waskom , Colorado State University
14:40 Transboundary implications of energy infrastructure on water resources: considerations and approaches – Dr. Annukka Lipponen, UNECE
15:00 Roundtable discussion – Katharine Cross, IWA
20 mins discussion followed by 10 mins feedback in plenary from the tables - Each table will have one discussion question
- How does investment in (energy) infrastructure affect different parts of the nexus?
- In what way can energy investments and ways of operating infrastructure provide multiple benefits across the nexus?
- How can benefits be shared?
- How can water savings in energy be used beneficially in water supply and food production?
- How can different actors cooperate to that end?
Roundtable moderator(s): Jonathan Grant, WaterTap
15:30 Coffee break
Part2: Investment in Nexus Infrastructure and the Impacts on Water, Energy and Food Security
Chair: Ms. Ulrike Pokorski, GIZ
16:00 Serre-Ponçon (France) and Nam Theun 2 (Lao PDR) hydro schemes: 2 locations, 2 different time periods but the same positive impacts from a "water for energy" infrastructure – Mr. Laurent Bellet, EDF
16:15 Identifying a Pipeline of Natural Infrastructure Investment and How Energy Priorities and Economics Shape Financing of These Investments – Mr. Todd Gartner, WRI
16:30 Investment aspects for energy efficiency in water infrastructure, energy contracting model – Mr. Malek Rawashdeh, Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ)
16:40 Renewable Energy Investments in the Context of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus - Mr. Jordan Macknick, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
17:00 Closing panel discussion –Does investment in energy infrastructure bring benefits for the food/agricultural/land sectors and improve water management?
The panel will discuss issues raised through the session from individual presentations and from the audience.
Chair: Her Excellency Ambassador Dr. Lisa Emilia Svensson - Sweden’s Ambassador for Oceans, Seas, and Fresh Water
- Mr. Jordan Macknick, US Department of Energy, National Lab for Renewable Energy
- Mr. Laurent Bellet, EDF
- Mr. Todd Gartner, WRI
- Mr. Malek Rawashdeh, Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ)
- Dr. Annukka Lipponen, UNECE
- Dr. Reagan Waskom , Colorado State University
17:30 – Close