The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Job Opening: Lead Hydrologist at Deltares

From Deltares:
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Are you looking for a position in an international environment for addressing the hydrological challenges of our customers? We have an interesting vacancy available!

LEAD HYDROLOGIST

The unit Inland Water Systems has over 175 employees, divided into the following six departments: Operational Water Management and Early Warning, Catchment and Urban Hydrology, Flood Risk Management, River Dynamics and Inland Shipping, Fresh Water Ecology and Water Quality and Water and Delta Management.

The Department of Catchment and Urban Hydrology is involved in a wide range of projects. In the Netherlands we work for Rijkswaterstaat and the Water Boards. Internationally, we are active in projects for the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank, e.g. in South East Asia, South-America and Africa. Furthermore, we participate in H2020 projects for the European Union.

We develop new approaches and tools for hydrology at different levels: from the global and river basin scale to the level of districts and roads.

In the interaction with the other units / departments of Deltares we create our added value in projects focussing on integrated water management, forecasting and multi-hazard impact assessment.

The Department currently consists of 25 hydrologists, one third with a PhD. A research and development and a customer-oriented attitude are important to us. The Department is located in Delft, the Netherlands.
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Call for comments: Primer on Nature-Based Solutions for Water Management

UN Environment – DHI, UN Environment, and IUCN invite comments on an upcoming publication on Nature Based Solutions (NBS) for Water Management.

A follow up to the UNEP’s Green Infrastructure Guide, this ‘Quick Guide’ is a primer for understanding the multiple benefits of NBS in water management, and identifying entry points to scaling up implementation, based on existing integrated approaches to stakeholder participation.

All feedback on the advanced draft (download here) is welcome, including relevant case study submissions.

The deadline for comments is 15 May, 2018. Feedback and comments can be sent directly to UN-DHI. Read More...
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AGWA Updates: April 2018

We have just released the latest issue of AGWA Updates, our internal e-newsletter. You can access the April issue by clicking here. You'll want to check out this issue to learn about the incredible amount of activity taking place within the AGWA network. Plus, as always it is full of the latest news related to climate change, climate finance, policy, and much more. It's well worth your time!

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4 things to know about the ‘Omnipresent’ youth at the World Water Forum 8!

This guest blog was written by Shabana Abbas of the Water Youth Network.
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Water Youth Network (WYN), one of the leading global networks of young water professionals and students was at the recent 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia. We seized this opportunity to demonstrate the potential of young professionals and the meaningful contributions that they are making or can make in the water world and beyond.

In the words of one of our senior partners in the water sector, ‘We were impressed by the omnipresence of Water Youth Network at the forum and would like to see how we can further strengthen our partnership with them’.

So, here are four things you need to know about youth’s contribution at the forum: Read More...
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