[OS-TP-81] Failed investments to improve collaborations between policy makers, bureaucrats and S&T communities are not rare. Water solutions need a change of mindset, and institutions and governance need to provide the right environment for professionals to develop the necessary new skills. This session will explore the institutional, structural and governance needs to enable capacity building for S&T and policy makers to work together. Identify research gaps and needs, the business opportunities for the public and private sectors and the benefits to society in general. Case studies will illustrate successful and failed attempts leading to propose recommendations and a way forward."Centro de Investigación en Recursos Hídricos para la Agricultura y Minería (Chile)Alex Oriel Godoy Faundezagodoyf@gmail.com"
● Mrs. Carolina Latorre Aravena (IWA)● Prof. Kyungsoo Jun' (KWF), Chair of the Sungkkyunkwn University graduate school of water resources:● Ms. Taciana Neto Leme (ANA), Capacity Coordinator of the National Water Resources Management System● Dr. Diego Rivera (CHRIAM) Principal Investigator, Cluster Water Demand and Lecturer at Universidad de Concepcion, Chile● Prof. Awa Niang, Cheikh Anta Diop University● Dr Neil Lazarow, Australia's national science agency the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Senior Research Consultant● Dr CECILIA TORTAJADA, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of SingaporeWORLD WATER FORUM