The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

August 2015

EUROPE-INBO 2015

In the context established by the "Blueprint" of the European Commission, this conference will be organized around a preparatory workshop and four roundtables on the news of the practical implementation of the Framework Directive on (WFD) and other European directives on water. We will investigate in particular the means for a better integration of processes and new measures to address the critical issues that are diffuse pollution, hydromorphology, adaptation to climate change, preventing droughts and floods, the need to further mobilize the actors responsible for the implementation of actions on the ground, economic tools and financing of Programs of Measures, etc. Read More...

AGWA Wine Mingle

On Thursday of World Water Week, AGWA will host a networking event at the SIWI booth. We hope this event will help bring together adaptation professionals to learn about each other — and more about AGWA. Come meet other members of the AGWA network and let us hear your thoughts!

When: Thursday 27 August; 17:30-19:00
Where: SIWI Booth at World Water Week Read More...

High Level Panel: Raising the Profile of Water Towards COP21 | WWW

It is widely acknowledged that water is at the front lines of climate change. It is the primary channel through which the impacts of climate change will be felt across the key growth drivers of the global economy –agriculture, energy, industry, environment, and the urban sector. However, discussions at COP in the past have mainly focused on the issue of mitigation; while this is clearly a worldwide priority, equally important is the issue of adaptation and the understanding of the impacts of climate change on water resources and key water dependent sectors of the economy. Read more to see how you can watch the event live! Read More...

#SIWISofa: Raising the Profile of Water Towards COP21 | WWW

This talk will be held in connection to the High Level Panel on 26 August, 14:00-15:30. It will focus on the central role of water in achieving climate adaptation and mitigation, and on the historic opportunity offered by COP21 to catalyse global leaders’ attention to this issue. Read More...

U.S. Water Partnership Events at WWW

The U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) will be holding a number of partner and stakeholder events during World Water Week in Stockholm. Beginning Sunday, each day will feature multiple events by the USWP and its partners. Please see below for a full schedule of events. Read More...

Climate Science to Engineering Operations for Watershed Management Workshop

In 2011 the Climate Change and Water Working Group (CCAWWG) issued the user needs report, “Addressing Climate Change in Long-Term Water Resources Planning and Management: User Needs for Improving Tools and Information Report” (www.ccawwg.us). Since then, CCAWWG agencies have engaged in multiple research and application activities to address those needs. CCAWWG will host this workshop to review that work and to help design its planned 2016 update to that 2011 assessment of its agency partners’ needs for climate science and climate change information. Read More...

CDP's Global Water Forum 2015

A water value revolution is underway. A large and growing number of the world’s largest companies and institutional investors have woken up to water’s key role in sustainable economic growth.

You are invited to attend CDP’s 2015 Global Water Forum, taking place on October 22 in Tokyo, Japan. Join in to learn how leading corporations and institutional investors are transforming the market to improve water security worldwide. The Forum will showcase the impact of corporate water reporting, bringing business and investment leaders together to share their water management insights. The event will highlight water’s economic value and provide companies with a pathway from management to strategic action. Read More...