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. Read More...
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
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