Conference.20 Aug 2023, 16:00 - 17:30 CET

Voices from the Field: Source-to-Sea Stories from Around the World

This session explores key lessons learned from applying source-to-sea management in a variety of contexts around the world and aims to highlight next step in developing this innovative approach.

Source-to-sea is a highly promising holistic management approach since it highlights the upstream and downstream linkages between actions on land (e.g., urban development, agriculture and forestry) and across freshwater, coastal, and marine ecosystems. Through fostering participation and collaboration between stakeholders, it seeks to prioritize actions that hold the greatest potential for positive impacts across the whole system.


Welcome: Torkil J. Clausen, S2S Platform Chair

  • Setting the scene presenting an overarching analysis of source-to-sea projects, entry points, modalities for coordination, challenges/ barriers/ solutions
      • Thomas Klein, SwAM
      • Ruth Mathews, SIWI
  • Case study presentations of concrete examples of how source-to-sea has been incorporated into or been the aim of projects and the core lessons that have been learned from these projects:
    • Gastón Fulquet, Wetlands International
    • Mustafa Aydin, European Environment Agency
  • Roundtable discussion on the implementation of source-to-sea management in different contexts sharing lessons learned:
    • Audrey Legat, Deltares (Moderator)
    • Thomas Klein, SwAM
    • Mustafa Aydin, European Environment Agency
    • Guoyi Han, SEI
    • Louise Heegard, DHI
  • Reactions and key takeaways from roundtable: James Dalton, IUCN
  • Closing reflection: Heidi Savelli-Soderberg, UNEP
Source-to-SeaWater governance
20 Aug 2023, 16:00 - 17:30 CET
Online, Stockholm (Sweden)
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