Second Edition of the GLOBAL WATER CONFERENCE
November 19, 2014 - Barcelona, Spain
Towards a Blue society
In an approach of co-construction, governments, local and regional authorities, companies and civil society must think together the emergence of a new society: a “Blue society” based on a “Blue economy”, promoting a sustainable and shared use of continental freshwater and the oceans’ richness, putting the citizen at the heart of this fair distribution. This “Blue society” has to be organized around new economic, social, environmental and governance models in order to improve living conditions of populations and to change behaviors to achieve a fair distribution of the resources available, and to reach a desirable future.
The role of the Global Water Conference is to federate, within different fields, all stakeholders involved around issues related to water resources management, marine ecosystems preservation and the deployment of the huge potential of the seas and oceans. The Global Water Conference ambition is to valorize innovative solutions and to help sharing good practices linked with the International Ocean Research Conference 2nd Edition organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO), “The Oceanography Society” and the Barcelona Foundation for Ocean Sailing (FNOB), 17-21 November 2014 in Barcelona.
This Second Edition of the Global Water Conference will have the following program:
“By which governance mechanisms use conflicts can be managed?”
“Can ports be a dynamic for green growth of their cities?”
“Which measures must we encourage to develop a globalized and profitable circuit of sustainable fishery?”
“Durability of innovations and sustainable cooperation: what future for the water sector?”
1 Concept carried by the Alliance for the Blue Ocean Society composed of Global Ocean Forum, Green Cross, Nausicaa, the World Ocean Network, SeaOrbiter and Tara Expeditions. Blue Society is subject to a European project called "Sea for society."
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