World Water Forum Session -From water heritage and to water consciousness

Session 7.c.3 : 22nd March 11:00 – 12:30pm 

 Room #23 Theme -Sharing

Water heritage can connect us to traditional values and ethics, while also inspiring new technological and institutional innovations to address contemporary water challenges in ways that also enrich cultural and place-based identities. This session will highlight recent and ongoing best practices, such as integrating indigenous peoples’ understandings of rivers into environmental flow policies; designing water-centric cityscapes inspired by nature that go beyond river restoration; using public art to raise awareness about water; and developing participatory water governance institutions linked to the past while aimed at future needs: of sustainability, inter-generational equity, biodiversity, and human well-being.



● David Groenfeldt (Water-Culture Institute and Chair, Water Ethics, Water Future)

● Marco Aurélio Bilibio Carvalho (International Ecopsychology Society)

● Alexander Otte (UNESCO-IHP)

● Sara Ahmed (Living Waters Museum)

● Darlene Sanderson and Mona Polacca (Indigenous World Forum on Water and Peace)

● Carlos Henrique Rezende Falci (Universidade Federal de Minas, Brazil)

● Frederico Yuri Hanai  (Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil)

● Marie-Laure Vercambre (Green Cross International)

● Sonia Guajajara (Network of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, APIB)