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Keynote Presentations


Approaches to protect lakes and wetlands: Successes and challenges for lake protection on global level. Francisco Rilla, Director, Science and Policy, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Switzerland


Living Lakes Partner City of Valencia: Planning, regulations and voluntary programs on local level to protect lakes and wetlands. Sergi Campillo Fernández, Delegated Councilor for the Conservation of Natural Areas and Devesa-Albufera, City of Valencia, Spain


Floodplains and wetlands in Germany. Significance, threat and measures for protection and restoration. Bernd Neukirchen, Head of Unit “Inland Waters”, German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany


The ongoing work of the EKLIPSE project on the barriers to effective restoration in the EU, Judith Fisher, Chair of the EKLIPSE Restoration EWG, Member of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel, Research Fellow at UWA African Research and Engagement Centre, Australia


Wetland Conservation Experiences in Comunitat Valenciana, Paloma Mateache and María Sahuquillo,Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Change, Spain

Water challenges of our times


Strategies for partnerships of business and NGOs for the protection of wetlands. Ward Hagemeijer, Head Business and Ecosystems, Wetlands International, The Netherlands


Private cooperation for water management. Factors of success. Jaime José Castillo Soria, Director of Institutional Relations, Global Omnium, Spain


Business tools to manage water challenges. Marta Santamaría Belda, Policy Director, Natural Capital Coalition, UK

Management and Monitoring of Lakes and Wetlands


Management and control of Mediterranean wetlands in the Júcar hydrographic demarcation: the case of l’Albufera de Valencia, Teodoro Estrela Monreal, Head of the Hydrological Planning Office of Confederación Hidrográfica del Júcar, Spain


Living Lakes – Example of tropical lakes. Senglong Youk, Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT), Cambodia


Sustainable Peatland Management in the Broads – Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a sustainable economy. Harry Mach, CANAPE Project Manager, Broads Authority, UK


Participatory monitoring of watersheds. Raegan Mallinson, Claire Pollock-Hall & Avery Deboer-Smith, Living Lakes Canada, Canada


The role of Mediterranean wetlands in climate regulation. Antonio Camacho González, Cathedratic Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Ecology, University of Valencia, Spain

Parallel sessions

Session 1: Spanish & international initiatives of the business sector to conserve water resources and increase resilience against climate change


Example I – Carolin Häfner, Specialist Corporate Citizenship, Public Relations, Cultural and Social Sponsoring, Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG, Germany


Example II – María Pedro and María Peña, R+D+i Global Omnium, Spain


Example III – Klaus Strixner, Sika Community Programme, Sika AG, Switzerland

Session 2: Watershed management, water footprint and other tools: Potential achievements and limits


Water Footprints: Concepts, Methodologies and Policy Responses. Francesc La Roca Cervigón, Fundación Nueva Cultura del Agua, Spain


Example I:  Water Stewardship @Nestlé: Caring for Water initiative. Cédric Egger, Corporate Water Resources Manager, Nestlé Waters – Paris


Example II: Methodology to evaluate ecosystem services in wetlands. Nieves Cifuentes Valero, Corporate Responsible for Environment and Sustainability, Naturgy, Spain


Example III: Water Footprint and Natural Capital Accounting. Hitomi Miura, ESG Management Promotion Department, SEKISUI Chemical, Japan

Session 3: Payment for ecosystem services, project support, sponsoring: Compensation or contribution or both?


Example I: Visitor Giving in the English Lake District – Connecting Tourism and Conservation in a National Park; Sarah Swindley, Director, Lake District Foundation, UK


Example II: Business Action for Biodiversity and Ecosystems. Andreas Gettkant, Coordinator of the Global Project Private Business Action for Biodiversity, GIZ GmbH (German Development Cooperation), Germany


Example III: Long-term cooperation between NGO and companies on rural development & lake protection. Dr Andrew Venter, CEO, Wildtrust, South Africa

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Fundación Global Nature

Sostenibles por Naturaleza

Desde 1993 dedicados a la conservación de la naturaleza y la funcionalidad de los ecosistemas