The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

September 2016

Launch of the IWA’s Principles for Water Wise Cities at the World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016

The Principles for Water Wise Cities outline a framework to assist urban leaders and professionals to develop and implement their vision for sustainable urban water and resilient planning and design in their cities. The ultimate goal of the Principles is to encourage collaborative action, underpinned by a shared vision, so that local governments, urban professionals and individuals actively engage in addressing and finding solutions on urban water management challenges.
During the upcoming World Water Congress and Exhibition in Brisbane, IWA will host the Launch of the Principles for Water Wise Cities. Read More...

Water, a Connector for Successful NDC Implementation

The event is designed to advance the dialogue across sectors and actors on the role of water resilience in implementing the NDCs. During the event, speakers will showcase opportunities and challenges for successful implementation of national climate plans, accessing climate finance, and highlighting the role of non-state actors.

When: Thursday 17 November; 15:00-16:30
Venue: Observer Room 6 (300)
Organizers: SIWI, GWP, and Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) Read More...

Unlocking and Financing the Water and Waste Resource Potential for Climate-Resilient, Low Carbon Emerging Cities

This side event will address current bottlenecks and opportunities for cities to deliver climate-resilient, low-carbon water and waste services in emerging economies. Both the water and waste sector provide attractive opportunities for cities to take action in reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to help meet the UN Climate targets and other sustainable development goals. Making the most of these opportunities, and of the synergies of the two sectors, requires a shift in policies, regulations, financing and planning approaches that fully embrace their positive contribution to low-carbon cities. The development of a project pipeline for investments will require creditworthy cities and service providers to make informed decisions about financing options, preparing bankable projects that deliver value and contribute towards emissions reductions and resiliency measures that enable the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

When: Thursday 17 November; 11:30-13:00
Venue: Mediterranean Room (Blue Zone)
Organizers: IWA, ISWA, OECD Read More...