The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Aug 2014

Challenges and Responses to Extreme Climatic Events

Regional Seminar on Challenges and Responses to Extreme Climatic Events
From November 25th - 26th, 2014 at the Asian Institute of Technology

The seminar is an opportunity to develop a network on linking catchments with urban areas to address flood and droughts risk in the region. Read More...

Resilient Cities: Invited talk at Cranfield University, UK

Annual Lorch Lecture - Flood Resilient Cities

Cranfield University invites you to the Annual Lorch Lecture, this year the topic is Flood Resilient Cities given by Professor David Balmforth of MWH Global. The Annual Lorch Lecture is Cranfield Water Science’s prestige event which is funded from our endowment from the Lorch Foundation, a Charitable Trust founded to support and promote education and research in the field of water purification and related sciences. The foundation was established in 1979 by Dr Walter and Dr Diana Lorch who established our Institute at Cranfield University and the laboratory deionised water company Elga. Read More...

Book Launch: Beyond Downscaling

AGWA’s first major publication will be publicly launched during World Water Week in 2014 during a seminar focused on the development and use of decision support mechanisms for water management. cover
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Eco-Engineering Theme SESYNC Workshop 3: Meeting Summary

For an overview of the connection between AGWA and SESYNC, please visit our project site. Our June 2014 workshop encompassed three major tasks:
  • Reach a full outline for the ecological decision scaling paper, integrating activities since workshop 2.
  • Reach a brief outline the integration of economic flexibility tools into a decision pathways approach, identifying one or more case studies. This can serve as the basis for a full outline and completion of the drafting/submission process.
  • Initiate a broader discussion about how to transition the broadly defined variables (connectivity, heterogeneity, and flow regime distortion) for enabling aquatic ecosystem adaptation into operational, management, and remote sensing variables. These discussion included an extended group of participants (ODI, NASA, Ramsar and GEOBON, and in absentia WMO, UNESCO, and the World Bank).
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Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts: Urban Resiliency

The impact of climate change on the safety and security of water supply is pushing cities to adapt and reassess their approaches to water supply and urban storage and drainage. This workshop is an opportunity to highlight approaches developed across cities and utilities to adapt to the impacts of climate change especially floods and droughts.

For more information, contact Katharine Cross at IWA.
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