Sustainable water resources development remains a key and complex challenge in programmes that promote economic growth; reduce poverty and increase equity; maintain aquatic ecosystem services; and address climate change at the global, regional, national and local level. The presentation will review experiences, discuss challenges and highlight emerging issues at the policy, strategy, programme and project level, drawing on experience from multilateral development banks and bilateral donor organisations. It will examine issues related to the assessment of trade-offs, the decision-making process, and actions and results on the ground in both developed and developing countries.
Stephen F. Lintner is Visiting Professor of Geography at King’s College London and has over 35 years of worldwide experience in environment, infrastructure and water resources management. At King’s he focuses on three complementary themes: policies and procedures for management of environmental and social impacts and risks; assessment and management of transboundary freshwater, coastal and marine resources; and evaluation of historical processes of human modification of environmental systems. Lintner previously held leadership roles at the World Bank; his most recent position, from 2000 to 2014, was as Senior Technical Adviser, with global responsibilities. Prior to joining the World Bank, Lintner served in the United States Agency for International Development, United States Geological Survey and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University (USA).