The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Climate Change and Adaptive Water Management: Innovative Solutions from the Global South

This webinar builds on the special issue of Water International on "Climate change and adaptive water management: innovative solutions from the global South", produced in close collaboration with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC). It will present several projects supported by IDRC on water and climate change adaptation in developing countries. Recognising future water concerns, many IDRC projects aim to measure, build, and understand the resilience and adaptation of vulnerable populations and their livelihoods in climate change hot spots in Asia and Africa: semi-arid regions, deltas, and glacier and snowpack-dependent river basins.

When: Thursday, 19 April; 16:00-17:30 CET
Where: Webinar (online)
How to Register: Click here to register

Topics include:
  • Household economic burden from seawater intrusion in coastal urban areas
  • Synergy of climate change and local pressures on saltwater intrusion in coastal urban areas: Effective adaptation for policy planning
  • Water option contracts for climate change adaptation in Santiago, Chile
  • Adapting to climate change in rapidly urbanizing river basins and coastal settlements: Insights from a multiple-concerns, multiple-stressors, and multi-level approach
  • Assessing the economic impact of a low-cost water-saving irrigation technology in Indian Punjab: The case of tensiometer
  • Water resource management under changing climate in Angola's coastal settlements

Panelists:
  • Mutasem Fadel, American University of Beirut
  • Oscar Melo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Veena Srinivasan, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
  • Kamal Vatta, Columbia Water Center, India
  • Allan Cain, Development Workshop, Angola
  • Charlotte MacAlister, International Development Research Centre

Moderator:
  • Scott McKenzie, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia