The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

June 2017

Adaptive Delta Management Webinar

Delta regions and coastal cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change, rising sea levels, and growing populations. Planning infrastructure and policy, therefore, requires visualizing future pressures on infrastructure and environment. This tough task is made even more difficult by the fact that delta ecosystems are inherently dynamic and uncertain. Moreover, economic and/or environmental priorities do not always align with adaptation measures.

An upcoming webinar will discuss Adaptive Delta Management (ADM), a dynamic approach to assessing climate change impacts and planning adaptation measures. ADM is configured for dealing with uncertainties, linking current decision making to future choices. Although its prime focus is on delta areas, the approach can be applied beyond deltas.
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4th Arab Water Forum

The series of the tri-annual Arab Water Fora continues to promote a regional platform for engaging Arab Water Council (AWC) members, decision makers, water resources experts, practitioners, and institutions into dialogue on all aspects of water management for growth and sustainable development in the Arab region. The 4th Arab Water Forum will be convened by the AWC under the auspices of the League of Arab States and the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation in Egypt.
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5th edition of SITeau: Water and climate change, for a solidarity-based Africa

The 5th SITeau Conference will be taking place soon in Casablanca, Morocco. The two-day event will promote services, technologies, and projects focused on water and climate change in Africa. These will span the water-energy-food nexus as well as WASH topics. This year's theme is "Water and climate change, for a solidarity-based Africa." The event is being coordinated by the Moroccan Coalition for Water.
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Digital Earth Summit 2018

The 7th Digital Earth Summit (DES-2018) will be convened in El Jadida, Morocco from 17-19 April 2018 under the overarching theme “The Digital Earth for Sustainable Development in Africa.” The event attracts researchers, scientists, professionals, and technologists from companies, universities, research firms, and government agencies around the world.

The main objective of DES-2018 is to bring together scientists and professionals from the African and international community to present latest achievements, discuss challenges, and share experiences. The conference agenda will include paper presentations, poster sessions, and project demonstrations along with prominent keynote speakers, workshops, and special sessions.
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CUAHSI’s 2017 Conference on Hydroinformatics: Swimming in Data Without Drowning in the Deluge

The proliferation of data and cyberinfrastructure has created a new ecosystem for water related sciences in which to research, learn, and educate. This flood of information and systems, however, can be difficult to navigate and can add challenges to scientific and teaching workflows. To fully realize the advantages of information technology in water related research and education, we must develop, maintain, support, and employ data tools and resources that are useful, enable transformative science, and have low barriers to use.

CUAHSI's 2017 Conference invites researchers, educators, and practitioners in the water sciences, data and computational sciences, as well as information technology sciences interested in advancing hydroinformatics to participate in this interdisciplinary event.
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