After the pandemic: Challenges for States, governance, regulation and public policies in water issues

Gregorio Mirabal, Benedito Braga, Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Martín Gil, Santiago Ochoa, José Luis Lingeri, Diane Desierto, José Luis Gil, Danya Tavella

“In this meeting -which has to do with analyzing public policies-, in the framework of our global seminar ‘From the Right to Water to the Right to Hope’, we want to reflect on the future (post-pandemic) in relation to how we improve our quality of life and what is the role of the State in this regard”, said IGDCE’s Director Luis Liberman at the opening of the forum.

The event is the third edition of the cycle of virtual forums organized by the Institute for Global Dialogue and Encounter Culture (IGDCE) since June and which has had the participation of numerous world experts, in a joint and interdisciplinary work on the human right to water and sanitation: Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo, Minister of the Argentine Supreme Court, Ricardo Lorenzetti; Stockholm Water Prize winner, Asit K. Biswas, Sarayaku People’s leader and human rights activist, Patricia Gualinga, among others. The initiative has the support of Pope Francis and is coordinated by Card. Claudio Hummes, President of the Panamazonic Ecclesial Network (REPAM) and general rapporteur of the Synod for the Amazon that was held last year at the Vatican.

Gabriela Sacco, IDGCE Executive Director, gave rise to the development of the conference, which focused “on the challenges that access to water presents for the State and public policies, but we will also implicitly be talking about the need to deepen dialogues that will allow us to broaden our perspectives, look for shared meanings, find spaces for agreement, articulate areas of conflict and differences to build relationships that invite us to grow as a twinned community in our common home”, in that sense she stressed the importance of these spaces to work “in solutions that provide answers to situations of profound inequality that affect, above all, those who are already extremely vulnerable ”.

On this website you will find the video of the complete forum.

Wednesday, 15th July 2020

Time: 10 am Argentina (1 pm UTC)

The Forum will address the challenges of public policies, regulatory bodies and water governance.

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Cláudio Hummes
Cardenal. President of the Pan Amazonic Ecclessial Netwrok (REPAM)
Luis Liberman
Founder and Director, Institute for Global Dialogue and Culture of Encounter.
Gabriela Sacco
Executive Director, Institute for Global Dialogue and Culture of Encounter.


Gregorio Mirabal
Coordinador General de la Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica (COICA), Venezuela
Benedito Braga
Presidente de SABESP, Brazil
Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo
Canciller de la Pontificia Academia de Ciencias del Vaticano, Vaticano
Martin Gill
Secretario de Obras Públicas de Argentina
Santiago Ochoa
Vice Presidente de Empresas Públicas de Medellín, Colombia
José Luis Lingeri
Secretario General del SGBATOS, Argentina
Diane Desierto
Profesora de Derechos Humanos y miembro del Comité Asesor del Centro Klau de Derechos Humanos y Civiles de la Universidad de Notre Dame, USA
José Luis Gil
Ex Alcalde de Santander, España
Danya Tavella
Vice Rectora de la UNNOBA, Argentina