Last Call at the Oasis - Altijd Wat(er) debat
Last Call at the Oasis
Wanneer & waar?
vrijdag 22 maart 2013 - 20:00
Debat met Babar Kabir, BRAC Senior Director,
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Jan-Willem Vosmeer van biergigant
Heineken, Rob Schotsman van Royal Haskoning DHV en Henk van Schaik van
UNESCO over hoe zij het dreigende tekort aan drinkwater tegen gaan.
Tweederde van de wereld bestaat uit water.Toch heeft eenderde van haar bewoners geen toegang tot schoon en drinkbaar water, laat staan een douche of wc. Hoe lang duurt het voor wij ook de dupe worden van de waterschaarste?
Nederland is in 2013 gastland voor de
internationale viering van Wereldwaterdag (WWD) op 22 maart 2013.
Op deze dag is er na vertoning
van Last Call at the Oasis discussie over het
onderschatte probleem van dreigende drinkwatertekorten, de rol van
multinationals en overheden in water-gerelateerde ontwikkelingshulp, maar ook
over de vraag wat je zélf kan doen om watervervuiling- en verspilling tegen te
Babar Kabir – BRAC Senior Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Disaster,
Environment and Climate Change (DECC). Dr Kabir is the senior director of the Water, Sanitation
and Hygiene (WASH) and the Disaster, Environment and Climate Change (DECC)
programmes. He is also a member of the Executive Management Committee, the
organisation’s management decision making committee. Dr Kabir is an environmentalist, who obtained his PhD in
Hydrogeology from the Azerbaijan
He has made significant contribution in the field of sustainable environment.
He has experience working with, and in several government institutions, such as
the UN, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, NGOs, and
international and national consulting firms. Prior to joining BRAC, Dr Kabir
was working in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ministry of
Environment and Forest, Government of
Bangladesh as national programme coordinator for their Sustainable Environment
Management Programme (SEMP).
Henk van Schaik holds an MSc degree in Sanitary Engineering from Wageningen University (1973), The Netherlands. From its inception in 2001 till April 2012 Henk van
Schaik was the Programme Co-ordinator of the Cooperative Programme on Water and
Climate, based in the Netherlands.
His activities included stimulating attention and research to the impacts of
climate change upon water systems at national, regional and basin level, the
assessment of vulnerabilities at local levels, the preparation of coping
measures, and the encouragement of initiatives in water sector policies and
organizations. As co-author he was involved in several publications on Water
and Climate. He also was a key organizer of global and regional events on Water
and Climate including during the World Water Fora in 2003 (Kyoto,
Japan), in 2006 (Mexico) and 2009 (Istanbul) and 2012 (Marseille). He is advisor
of the World Water Development Programme of the United Nations, Board Member of
UPEACE The Hague and Programme Leader “Water and Peace”.
Jan-Willem Vosmeer (1967) is Manager
Corporate Social Responsibility at HEINEKEN global headoffice, supporting the
company’s global sustainability programme ‘Brewing a Better Future’. Water is
one of the focus areas. He is responsible for stakeholder engagement, corporate
social investment, CSR issues and overall management of HEINEKEN's global
Sustainability Reporting. He particated in the UN Global Compact LEAD Task
Force on Strategic Social Investments and Philantrophy, which outcomes were
presented at the Rio+20 conference. In previous positions within
HEINEKEN, Jan-Willem was Group Crisis Manager – managing crisis issues and
crisis preparedness - and responsible for activating global internal
communications programmes. Before joining HEINEKEN,
Jan-Willem worked for BBDO, one of the world’s leading creative communications
agency networks, in Amsterdam and Brussels.
Rob Schotsman is graduated as civil engineer
(MSc). He has gained more than 20 years of experience in (process) engineering
and management of (drinking) water projects, first only for drinking water
companies but more and more for water boards and industry. As a senior
consultant, he advises clients on master planning, business strategy and
innovative and large projects. After being 10 years responsible for an
advisory group concerning drinking water, he is now responsible for the
business development of drinking water and watertechnology in general. In his
work innovation plays an important role: new challenges require new innovative
approaches and (integral water cycle) solutions by finding the right balance
between economics, environment and public health.