The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Webinar on Approaches to assessment, tracking and modelling the Source-to-Sea interactions

UN Environment-DHI and the Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management (S2S Platform) have jointly developed a series of webinars focusing on the source-to-sea management.

You can now register for the final session in our S2S series, Webinar #5: Approaches to assessment, tracking and modelling the Source-to-Sea interactions via following LINK. The four presenters of this final session will be exploring some interesting options for the measurement and management of water from Source-to-Sea.
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Opportunities and challenges for managing deeply uncertain water-futures in the urban environment

New decision support methods for managing deep uncertainty have been developed and applied internationally, but experiences with these methods are still limited in many contexts. How can insights from these new approaches be used improve management of deeply uncertain water-futures in urban settings?
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The 2nd International Conference on Water and Climate: On the road to CoP23

Following the success of the first International Conference on Water and Climate "Water Security for Climate Justice" held in Rabat in July 2016, the World Water Council, with the support of the CoP22 Chair as represented by the State Secretariat for Water of the Kingdom of Morocco, and with the collaboration of other international partners, will organize the second edition of the event on 3-4 October in Marseille, France.
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Building SustainABLE Communities

The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting its 7th Building SustainABLE Communities conference November 21-24 in Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA. The overarching theme is "Innovation Through Collaboration," with presentation/discussion forums focusing on Water Stewardship, Climate Action, Food Systems/Security, and Community Capital/Infrastructure. The Water Stewardship Forum features 13 presentations about a variety of water issues from speakers representing government, business, and the nonprofit and academic sectors.
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Asia International Water Week

The Asia International Water Week (AIWW) is a triennial water gathering to share tangible implementation for resolving Asian water problems. The Asia Water Council in collaboration with the authorities of host country and host city organizes the event. Asian water problems discussed three years prior to the AIWW through the preparatory process will be raised as the primary issues in the Asian water community and will be disseminated to the global water community with action plans to solve them.
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USAID Adaptation Community Meeting: Scaling Up Climate Services: Lessons from East Africa

Effectively scaling up climate services requires solid investment in observations, usable climate data, the development of demand–driven products, and the tools to use processed data. One-off climate service pilots are important to test new ideas, but a more strategic approach is needed to reach scale.

USAID/Kenya and East Africa’s Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project brought together key partners including national meteorological and hydrological services (NHMS), the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC), FEWS NET/USGS, and Tetra Tech to develop demand-driven tools to develop and improve East African climate services.

This month's Adaptation Community Meeting will highlight the experience working with these partners.
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Adaptive Delta Management Webinar

Delta regions and coastal cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change, rising sea levels, and growing populations. Planning infrastructure and policy, therefore, requires visualizing future pressures on infrastructure and environment. This tough task is made even more difficult by the fact that delta ecosystems are inherently dynamic and uncertain. Moreover, economic and/or environmental priorities do not always align with adaptation measures.

An upcoming webinar will discuss Adaptive Delta Management (ADM), a dynamic approach to assessing climate change impacts and planning adaptation measures. ADM is configured for dealing with uncertainties, linking current decision making to future choices. Although its prime focus is on delta areas, the approach can be applied beyond deltas.
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4th Arab Water Forum

The series of the tri-annual Arab Water Fora continues to promote a regional platform for engaging Arab Water Council (AWC) members, decision makers, water resources experts, practitioners, and institutions into dialogue on all aspects of water management for growth and sustainable development in the Arab region. The 4th Arab Water Forum will be convened by the AWC under the auspices of the League of Arab States and the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation in Egypt.
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5th edition of SITeau: Water and climate change, for a solidarity-based Africa

The 5th SITeau Conference will be taking place soon in Casablanca, Morocco. The two-day event will promote services, technologies, and projects focused on water and climate change in Africa. These will span the water-energy-food nexus as well as WASH topics. This year's theme is "Water and climate change, for a solidarity-based Africa." The event is being coordinated by the Moroccan Coalition for Water.
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Digital Earth Summit 2018

The 7th Digital Earth Summit (DES-2018) will be convened in El Jadida, Morocco from 17-19 April 2018 under the overarching theme “The Digital Earth for Sustainable Development in Africa.” The event attracts researchers, scientists, professionals, and technologists from companies, universities, research firms, and government agencies around the world.

The main objective of DES-2018 is to bring together scientists and professionals from the African and international community to present latest achievements, discuss challenges, and share experiences. The conference agenda will include paper presentations, poster sessions, and project demonstrations along with prominent keynote speakers, workshops, and special sessions.
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