The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Jan 2016

How to get freshwater in coastal areas? Tackling salinity and climate change in Bangladesh and The Netherlands

Due to sea-level rise and reduced upstream flow, saltwater intrusion into freshwater sources has expanded rapidly in southwest Bangladesh. Due to climate change and increased use of water upstream, the intrusion is only going to increase. This has grave implications on drinking water quality. Salinization of freshwater sources means that salt intake of communities in coastal Bangladesh is very high. This is turning into a serious public health issue with an increasing number of people (especially pregnant women) at risk from high blood pressure, heart attacks and stroke. During this free webinar, speakers will discuss the effects of climate change in these regions while outlining beneficial adaptation options going forward.

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Serious Play - Free online course on using Aqua Republica game in water related training and workshops

DHI and UNEP-DHI are pleased to present a modular, self-paced, online course is designed to help guide facilitators and educators on how to use the Aqua Republica game in water related training and workshops.

In this course, organizers shall look at what is serious gaming and how it can be used to enhance learning as well as to introduce you to an educational game called Aqua Republica. We shall also have a hands-on exercise on how to play Aqua Republica to get you familiar with the tool. Finally, organizers shall show and guide you on how you can use Aqua Republica to enhance your training or teaching experience. Read More...

Decision support processes for participatory water management: building capacities in Latin America and the Caribbean

This event is an important component of the "Decision Center for the Effective Management of Water", a project of the water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank and the FEMSA Foundation. In this Decision Center, organizers are creating a model for water management collaborative decision support in the region, based on modeling of physical and socio-economic processes, collaborative decision techniques and visualization tools in a space designed to foster collaboration in an immersive environment. This project also includes the renovation of the water network for Latin America and the Caribbean as a mechanism for the exchange of lessons learned in the implementation of processes of participatory management of water in the region, as well as seminars for specialists, decision makers and stakeholders.

With this meeting the organizers seek to create a space for dialogue and exchange of experiences and knowledge about water management collaborative decision support processes, in order to improve the resilience of the basins in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More...

How Temperature and Precipitation Trends Have Affected Mountain Hydrology and Ecology

Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) invites you to participate in a free webinar on the changes in mountain hydrology due to temperature and precipitation trends. The speaker will use the example of the Northwest United States to examine the broader effects of temp and precip changes on floods, snowpack, and wildfires. Read More...

ACM Series: Connecting Freshwater Knowledge to Climate Practice

As part of USAID's ongoing ACM Series, AGWA Secretariat Coordinator John Matthews will be presenting on the important cross-sectoral role of water management in effective climate change adaptation. This presentation in Washington, D.C. is open to the public, or interested parties can participate online via the live webinar broadcast. Read More...