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The 5th World Water Forum official session
“Data Integration and Dissemination: From Data to Information”

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The WEPA activities were introduced by Dr. Mitsumasa Okada, chair of WEPA Advisory Committee, at a session of the 5th World Water Forum entitled “Data Integration and Dissemination: From Data to Information”, which was held on 20 March 2009, in Istanbul, Turkey. The session was organized by the United Nation Statistics Division (UNSD) and the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) - Mexico. WEPA’s experiences were shared in the context of searching frameworks for data integration and analysis to support decision making and policy development in the water sector at a range of levels.

Date& Time 20 March 2009 (Friday) 14:30-19:00
Venue Feshane International Fair, Congress & Culture Center, Istanbul, Turkey


United Nation Statistics Division (UNSD)
National Water Commission (CONAGUA) – Mexico

Document Dr. Okada’s presentation material PDF

14:30 – 14:40 Introduction by Session Chairs
- Mr Ivo Havinga (UNSD)
- Mr José Luis Luege Tamargo (CONAGUA)
14.40 – 15:20 Data Dissemination and Implementation: Overview
- Mr Ivo Havinga (UNSD)
15:20 – 16:10 Panel Discussion: Frameworks and approaches: International, regional and national
- Mr. Roberto Lenton (Global Water Partnership & Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council)
- Mr. Pasquale Steduto (Food and Agricultural Organisation, Chair UN Water)
- Mr. Mitsumasa Okada (Water Environment Partnership Asia, Ministry of Environment, Japan)
- Mr. Rob Vertessy (Bureau of Meteorology, Australia)
- Mr. Olcay Ünver (World Water Assessment Programme)
- Ms. Wafa Aboul Hosn (UN Economic and Social Commission for West Asia)
- Mr. Guozhi Du (Ministry of Water Resources, China)
16:10 – 16.30 Questions and discussion
16:30 – 17:00 Break
17.00 – 18.20 Panel Discussion: Current practices and experiences
- Mr. Mauricio Cezar Rebello Cordeiro (National Water Agency, Brazil)
- Mr. Mick Wilson (United Nations Environment Programme)
- Ms Beate Werner (European Environment Agency, European Union)
- Mr. Michael Nagy (Umweltbundesamt, Austria)
- Mr. Seppo Rekolainen (SKYE, Finland)
- Ms. Ghalia Hamamy (Central Administration for Statistics, Lebanon)
- Ms Cécile Roddier-Quefelec (Med Stat II)
- Mr. Ulrich Looser (Global Data Runoff Centre, Institute of Hydrology, Germany)
- Ms. Sophie Vermooten (International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre, The Netherlands)
- Mr. Siegfried Demuth (UNESCO)
18:20 – 18:50 Questions and discussion
18:50 – 19:00 Session close