GNF - Dokumente der 15. Living Lakes-Konferenz

Beiträge der 15. Living Lakes-Konferenz


Tuesday, 7 May 2019 – Day I

Partnerships for Lake and Wetland Restoration and Management


Keynote Presentations


Lakes and wetlands in Spain: Protection under EU Water Framework Directive.

Javier Cachón de Mesa, General Director of Quality and Environmental Evaluation and Natural Environment, Ministry for the Ecological Transition, Spain


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

Presentations – Water challenges of our times


How to mainstream successful pilot initiatives and tools for sound management of lake watersheds.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Former Executive-Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Germany (Video)


Strategies for partnerships of business and NGOs for the protection of wetlands.

Dr. Frank Hoffmann, Technical Officer – Biodiversity and Corporate Relations, 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

 Participants in front of the conference venue
 First conference day: Keynote speakers
 The conference venue in Valencia, Spain
 Prof Dr Klaus Töofer via video
 15th Living Lakes Conference

Session 1

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


International projects to conserve water resources.

Rafael Sánchez Navarro, RAMSAR Spanish Focal point 


Example I: GNF and Kärcher: The "Clean Water for the World" Initiative

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


Example II: Preservation of water resources and improvement of resilience against climate change

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


Example III: Sika Community Engagement Program - Sika as good corporate citizen

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: Reducing water risks in cities – Natural Capital Assessment of SEKISUI Chemical.

Hitomi Miura, ESG Management Promotion Department, SEKISUI Chemical, Japan

 The presentation of Hitomi Miura

Session 3

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


Payments for Ecosystem Services opportunities for the companies and environment.

Marion Hammerl, President of Global Nature Fund, Germany 


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

 The presentation of Andreas Gettkant

Thursday, 9 May 2019 – Day III

Partnerships for increasing Water Ecosystem Resilience against Climate Change Impacts


Keynote Presentations


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

 Presentation of Judith Fisher

Lake Spot Lights - Water Ecosystems around the world affected by climate change & Solution approaches. Examples from the Living Lakes Network


Wastewater pollution on Lake Chapala and other lakes of Western Mexico

Alejandro Juárez Aguilar, Corazón de la Tierra, Lake Chapala, México


The four fights for Lake St Lucia

Samantha Houghting, WILDTRUST, St. Lucia Wetland, South Africa


Climate change poses significant threats in fisheries and food security of the riparian population

Daniel Mwakameka, Action for Environmental Sustainability, Lake Malawi, Malawi


Green Filters in developing countries of the Americas and Africa: Community-based projects for decentralized and non-conventional sewage treatment

Felipe Valderrama Escallón, Fundación Humedales, Lake Fúquene, Colombia


Sundarban Wetland – a Ramsar site and a Biosphere Reserve

Ajanta Dey, Nature Environment & Wildlife Society, Sundarbans, India


Tonle Sap Lake is heart of Cambodia but now is under threat

Senglong Youk, Fisheries Action Coalition, Lake Tonle Sap, Cambodia

 Presentation of Ajanta Dey
 Presentation of Felipe Valderrama Escallón
 Presentation of Senglong Youk

Presentations: 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 and 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

 Presentation of Teodoro Estrela Monreal
 Wetland L´Albufera