The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Dec 2016

5th International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS5) | Taking Abstracts

You are invited to the upcoming 5th International Conference on Climate Services ICCS5, taking place from 28th of February to 2nd of March in 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. Overarching themes of the conference will be 'Innovation and capacity building'. The conference will bring together climate services users, providers, donors and researchers in order to exchange knowledge and to further elaborate the field of climate services. Abstracts can now be submitted for the conference under several categories.
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What Makes Urban Deltas Resilient?

With increasing pressure from population growth, urbanization, industrialization and a changing climate, it is more important than ever that Deltas, given their valuable and vulnerable locations, increase their resilience to changing conditions.

A key aspect of urban delta areas’ resilience is spatial planning and design. Examples from across the world show consensus about the need for adaptive planning that provides room for the natural dynamics of rivers and sea, instead of trying to control these dynamics completely. Another recurring challenge is the need to balance the demands of urban development with the necessity to protect the natural environment of the area. These topics will be discussed throughout the webinar. Read More...

Assessing national adaptation in light of the Paris Agreement

The webinar will present the Guidebook for national adaptation M&E systems, developed in collaboration with the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee and the Least Developed Countries Expert Group. This guidebook provides orientation for the development of (sub)national adaptation M&E systems. It takes a step-by-step approach, providing reference to existing approaches and practical examples at each step. The guidebook serves as supplementary material to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines established by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG). Read More...

UNEP-DHI Water Webinar Series: Approaching the SDGs through Innovation in Water Management

The concluding Water Innovation Webinars session this year will focus on Green Infrastructure (GI) in support of SDGs and climate resilience. Presenters from IUCN, Forest Trends and DHI will share their experiences in GI planning and implementation. Amongst others, examples will include inter-disciplinary knowledge, tools and approaches to ensure that nature is considered alongside built infrastructure, methods for evaluating economic benefits of GI investments, and technical tools for including GI in urban stormwater management planning. Read More...

Water: Risk, Opportunity and Sustainability

Staggering global growth has created an urgent need for investment in water infrastructure, technology, and services in order to maintain water supply to industries and populations alike. This is the wake-up call for a significant increase in funding for the utilities sector.

Additionally, there is also huge demand for a greater understanding of operational impact of water within corporates and the business strategies required to help mitigate and manage water security in the future.

Water: Risk, Opportunity and Sustainability has been researched and developed for an international audience, which includes heads and directors from the investment sector (pension funds, SWFs, mutual funds etc), water utilities and governments, water engineering and technology providers, sustainability indices and rating agencies. Read More...