The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia

During the XVI World Water Congress in Cancun, there will be a special session addressing water security and climate change in Asia. The session will present the main outcomes of the conference “Water Security and Climate Change (WSCC) – Challenges and Opportunities for Asia” that was attended by over 150 scientists from Asia in November 2016. It will also feature selected presentations that were appreciated by the participants. A key component will be group discussions on the relevance of the science agenda for SDGs and Paris Agreement implementation. The outcome of the session will be a report with best practice examples on "solution based research" and "future research demand and formats". It is being hosted by The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in association with DAAD exceed centres CNRD at Technische Hochschule Köln, Germany and SWINDON at Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany.

When: Wednesday, 31 May; 9-10:30am - 12:20pm (EDT)
Where: Cancun International Convention Centre, Room Salon Xcaret
How to Register: Participants must be registered for the WWC.


09:00-09:15 Welcome, and Report on WSCC 2016; Mukand S. Babel
09:15-09:30 Water–Energy–Food nexus: An approach to valuing water resources; Rabi H. Mohtar
09:30-09:45 Introducing EXCEED: CNRD and SWINDON networks; Lars Ribbe, Aakanchya Budhathoki
09:45-09:55 A framework for city-scale assessment of water security for sustainable water management; Victor R. Shinde
09:55-10:10 Modelling water, energy and food security at the global and regional scales; Simon Langan
10:10-10:20 An analysis of relationship between municipal water savings & economic development in terms of water price; Bing Wu
10:20-10:30 Drought assessment and management in the tropics; Alexandra Nauditt
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-11:05 Applications of natural infrastructure for water security and climate resilience; Mark Smith
11:05-11:15 Improving water security to mediate impacts of climate change in the Ganges Basin; Bharat Sharma
11:15-11:25 Towards optimized operation of Red-river reservoirs system in the context of drought and water use conflicts; Tran Duc Trinh
11:25-12:20 Group work & Plenary discussion on “research needs to support the agenda for SDGs and the Paris Agreement”; Mukand S. Babel, Lars Ribbe, Victor R. Shinde