21/04/17 Filed in: Webinar
This webinar will focus on the progress made in recent years on the topic of ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). It will discuss the advances on the policy front by considering the perspectives of the climate change, DRR, sustainable development and conservation communities. It will also discuss advances on the scientific front and give examples of implementation activities on the ground. In order to do this, examples and/or debates on the approaches from Japan (tsunami context), and from coastal erosion in Indonesia will be considered. Finally, ideas emanating from various fora on what the next steps are to accelerate the uptake of Eco-DRR/CCA approaches globally will be presented. Read More...
12/04/17 Filed in: Webinar
Another installment of the NAP Global Network's webinar series is coming up later this month. This event will focus on efforts of countries to link national and sub-national adaptation. One of the two objectives of the national adaptation plan (NAP) process is to integrate climate change adaptation into new and existing development planning across sectors and levels. This webinar will explore approaches to vertical integration—the process of creating intentional and strategic linkages between national and sub-national adaptation planning, implementation and monitoring & evaluation (M&E). Read More...
29/03/17 Filed in: Conference
Climate change represents a key challenge to the sustainability of global ecosystems and human prosperity in the 21st century. Climate change goes beyond project impacts, as it affects many diverse global issues: from water, food, and energy security to impacts on human rights and vulnerable peoples. Global climate change raises important questions of international and intergenerational justice.
Impact Assessment (IA) science and practice are strongly challenged by climate change. IA will contribute to ensuring that future development outcomes are not jeopardized by present-day decisions, and to identifying resilient adaptation measures to reduce and manage the adverse effects of climate change. The IAIA17 Conference
will cover the cutting edge of IA information, best practices, success stories, innovations, and lessons learned with delegates from all over the world.
AGWA members will be attending the conference and leading a theme forum entitled "Standardizing Uncertainty: Systematic Approaches to Climate Resilience for Water Security." Read More...
29/03/17 Filed in: Webinar
Please join the Adaptation Community Meeting on April 20 for a discussion on African Risk Capacity.
African Risk Capacity (ARC) is a sovereign insurance pool and early disaster response mechanism owned and governed by its African Member States. ARC helps its Member States to take the lead on disaster response by bringing together three elements: early warning, contingency planning and insurance. In order to participate in ARC, Member States must customize ARC’s early warning software Africa RiskView for their country context; identify and quantify their weather risk and what to transfer through insurance; and define a pre-agreed contingency plan in the event of ARC insurance payouts. Governments can then access immediate funds for early responses in the case of a natural disaster. Reducing the time it takes for assistance to reach those affected through early, nationally-led response reduces costs and the reliance on international appeals for assistance over time, but, more importantly, it saves the lives and livelihoods of those affected. Together ARC countries are catalyzing an essential paradigm shift in the humanitarian landscape to anticipatory, nationally-owned responses to natural disasters, but also providing an opportunity for donors, humanitarian organizations and private sector actors to reinforce the government-led risk management system they are building and to define a new way of responding to predictable natural disasters. Read More...
29/03/17 Filed in: Webinar
The Global Change Research Act of 1990 mandates that, every four years, the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) "prepare and submit to the President and Congress" an assessment that summarizes the effects from global change on the U.S. The fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA) is due in 2018. For the first time, the NCA will include a chapter on climate impacts on U.S. international interests. This international chapter will look at climate impacts on U.S. interests abroad including trade, security, development and humanitarian assistance investments, and scientific research.
Join on April 6, 2017 for a special edition of the Adaptation Community Meeting with the author team of the NCA international chapter. The authors will share plans and invite input on the content of the chapter. Read More...
27/03/17 Filed in: Conference
In this sixth installment of its Climate Change Conference Series, the American Water Resources Associations (AWRA
) continues the dialogue from previous meetings to address the challenges we face as a Nation in understanding and responding to climate change. The Nation's capital, Washington, DC, will serve as the backdrop for the 2017 conference. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for water resources professionals working in research, management, policy and education to gather, discuss and collaborate as they shape the future of sustainable water management. It promises to be an engaging week of water resources community, conversation and connections.
The theme of this year's meeting is Climate Change Solutions: Collaborative Science, Policy and Planning for Sustainable Water Management.
17/03/17 Filed in: World Water Day
World Water Day
, on 22 March
every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners. Read More...
14/03/17 Filed in: Webinar
in collaboration with the International Water Association (IWA)
is presenting a series of technical webinars focusing on innovative approaches to Flood and Drought planning and management for basins and water utilities. These webinars are primarily based on the outcomes and tools being released within the ongoing Flood and Drought Management Tools project
, but will also include guest presentations from external stakeholders and relevant organisations.
You can now register for the third Webinar in the Flood and Drought Management webinar series: Water Safety Plans – a risk management approach from catchment to consumer
, March 15th. Read More...
09/03/17 Filed in: Webinar | Presentations
At USAID's March Adaptation Community Meeting Ryan Bartlett, Senior Specialist for Climate Resilience at WWF, will give an overview of ADVANCE, a partnership between WWF and Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) that aims to provide new ways of generating and integrating climate risk information into conservation and development planning. Read More...
09/03/17 Filed in: Training
The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE
) is a regional center in Costa Rica dedicated to research and graduate education in agriculture, and the management, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. With experience developed in the subject for more than 9 years, CATIE's Climate Change and Watershed Program is promoting a course on the role of ecosystems to climate change adaptation. Read More...