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GC1. DRIVERS OF CHANGE: CONTEXTUALIZATION
Moderator: Asit K. Biswas, Third World Centre for Water Management and Cecilia Tortajada, Past President IWRA

The world is experiencing rapid and continuous changes due to a range of different human induced drivers. Society’s development and corresponding changes oto the global water system basically contain three components of global change: human, physical and biological/ biochemical. In order to manage those changes, this session will consider 1- identification of the impacts; 2- adaptation to and management of impacts and changes; 3- development of mitigation measures in order to sustainably remediate more long term negative effects.