RT051 - Inclusive Development and Social Justice: Challenges and Opportunities in Water Governance
Convened by Joyeeta Gupta (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and Klaas Schwartz (IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, the Netherlands)

This session examines how particular models, concepts and instruments in the water sector have different meanings depending on the domain in which they are being discussed and practiced and how this impacts on inclusive development and social justice. These domains of water governance may concern international and national policy and legal domains or operational domains of water provision. The interpretation and meaning of these concepts may differ between domains. This session aims to:

  • Unravel the different interpretations of inclusive development and social justice
  • Understand the different models, concepts and instruments used by different actors and their interpretations of how these contribute to inclusive development and social justice; and
  • Examine the challenges and opportunities in promoting inclusive development and social justice in the water sector.

The Round Table will have the following structure:

Presentation on inclusive development and social justice in water, Joyeeta Gupta and Klaas Schwartz, 10 minutes

5 minute pitches by:

  • Lyla Mehta (University of Sussex) /Deepa Joshi (CGIAR), reporting from their EADI session
  • Tatiana Acevedo, Utrecht University
  • Emanuele Fantini, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
  • Hebe Verrest, University of Amsterdam
  • Gabriela Cuadrado, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
  • Michaela Hordijk, University of Amsterdam         

Collaboration on challenges and opportunities on an open online workspace

Discussion led by Klaas Schwartz; Conclusions and follow-up led by Joyeeta Gupta