The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Call for Engagement

Share Your Water Governance Story

To support the implementation of the OECD Principles on Water Governance adopted in June 2015, the OECD Water Governance Initiative is currently working toward an online database of water governance “stories” that can inspire governments and stakeholders move from vision to action. The database, to be launched at the 8th World Water Forum (Brasilia, March 2018), will gather concrete examples that illustrate the OECD Principles in local, regional, basin, national or international contexts. Such practices can share success stories but also lessons learned from failed attempts, in any OECD member or non-member country.
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Special Issue of the International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management on "Climate Change and Biodiversity Assets"

The journal "International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management" is coming out with a special issue on climate change and biodiversity assets. They are currently seeking submissions for original articles on this thematic subject. The special issue is set to be published in spring 2018.

The goal of this special issue is to collect new studies on Climate Change and Environmental Assets Challenging Topics and Relevance in the International Arena (Global, Regional, National) together with The connections between Biology and Ecology of Global Change and Economic, Social and Environmental impacts (Adaptability of SES systems to Climate Change) to identify areas where more knowledge is needed and to recommend possible policy-related actions that could be pursued. The objective is to publish original, high-quality articles that deepen the theoretical and practical understanding on this thematic subject. You can read more about the call for papers on their site or by clicking below.
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Call for participants to IPCC pre-scoping meeting on climate risk management, 5-7 April in Nairobi

The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre would like to invite you to engage in an international scientific meeting on climate risk management, which will take place in Nairobi, from 5-7 April 2017. The meeting is convened by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and partners, and co-sponsored by the IPCC

The meeting aims to inform the upcoming IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on climate risk management, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable human and natural systems, by discussing how scientific information on climate risk can be made most useful to decision-makers, and by identifying research gaps and ways to address them.
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Ecological Engineering and Climate Risks - Call for Contributions

Paris Agreement, adopted at COP21, embodies the urgent need to adapt our societies to climate change. Among commitments countries have taken, there are ‘nature based solutions’: ecosystems restoration, forestry programs, floodplains recovery, integrated watershed and coastal zone management, etc. These solutions are generally promoted to be ‘no regret’ measures, multifunctional and consume little resources (financial, energy, natural…). Taking action for diversified and resilient ecosystems absorbing several risks related to water and sea level rise (floods, droughts, erosion…) would represent a global approach for natural risks management, thus improving the adaptation capacities of our societies to climate change. This raises a growing interest but also several questions regarding the implementation of these actions.

Water Agencies have a leading role in preserving water resources and biodiversity on its watershed and abroad. Following the adoption of its Strategy on adaptation to climate change promoting ecological engineering, the Water Agency of Seine-Normandy (AESN) organizes an international workshop: “Ecological engineering and climate risks” in September 2017. If you are a project leader in ecological engineering (local authority, farmer, company, NGO...), the workshop organizers want to learn more about your experience.
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Participate in 2017 World Water Week!

In the recently released Call for Engagement document, SIWI invited organizations and individuals to become involved in 2017 World Water Week through event hosting and abstract submission. In these pages, SIWI presents the thematic scope as well as the nine core seminars, and provides you with the information needed to submit abstracts and event proposals for the Week. Submit today! Online submissions are being accepted until January 22nd on the World Water Week website. Read More...
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