The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

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Water and Development Congress & Exhibition

The IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition, held in Buenos Aires, 13-16 November, will bring together water science and research with the public and private sectors, financial institutions and policy makers, to drive water cooperation and water solutions that can be applied globally.

With over 2000 participants and a record number of exhibitors attending the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017 in Argentina, this is the Latin American water event of the year. An exciting International Exhibition is a one-stop-shop connecting the right people with the right solutions from more than 150 leading international companies and institutions.
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Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy

The 2017 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, organized by The Water Institute at UNC, considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. This week-long conference is designed to bring together research with policy, practice, and networking events.

During the Conference AGWA's Coordinator will be moderating a panel discussion entitled Building Resilient Communities to Withstand Increasing Extreme Weather Events’ Impact on the Global Water Crisis.
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European Youth Parliament for Water

The 14th European Youth Parliament for Water starts this Sunday. From October 1-7, delegates aged 17-25 from across Europe will explore the theme of Water and Peace in the historic Italian city of Rovereto, Italy. They will meet with experts and elected officials as they mobilize to advocate for water and its role in conflict prevention. Solidarity Water Europe has organized the European Youth Parliament for Water for over a decade.

Throughout the event, participants will deepen their awareness of the crucial role civil society and youth play as ambassadors for a better world. A world defined by dialogue, sharing and mutual respect.
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International Summit of the Great Rivers of the World: "Taking Action for Water and Climate"

The Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea is organizing the International Summit on "Water and Climate ; Meeting of the Great Rivers of the World", from 23 to 25 October 2017 in Rome. This international summit is organized in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), the Global Alliances for Water and Climate (GAfWC) and Aquamadre.

This Summit is a milestone for the preparation of the Bonn COP 23 (6-17 November 2017) and the Brasilia World Water Forum (18-23 March 2018). Its goal is to further integrate freshwater management issues into the top priorities of the international negotiations on climate change and of the Global Climate Action Agenda. It will especially focus on the need for quick action to finance projects to improve knowledge, governance, public participation and take immediate measures for water adaptation to climate change.
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20th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows Conference | Brisbane Declaration 2.0

The Brisbane Declaration is a pioneering document on freshwater ecosystem health and human well-being. The Declaration is an output of the 10th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows Conference that took place in Brisbane, Australia in 2007. It represents summary findings and a global action agenda that addresses the urgent need to protect rivers globally. Environmental flows (eflows) are a key component of the Brisbane Declaration. Eflows describe the quantity, timing, and quality of water flows required to sustain freshwater and estuarine ecosystems and the human livelihoods and well-being that depend on these ecosystems.

Now, 10 years later, the 20th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows Conference has arrived. It will take place 18-20 September again in Brisbane, Australia. And, the first draft of the updated Brisbane Declaration 2.0 is now available for comments. Read more below.
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2nd International Conference on Water and Climate: Fostering Dialogue on the Road to COP23

Following the success of the first International Conference on Water and Climate, held in Rabat in July 2016, the World Water Council, with the support of the CoP22 Presidency as represented by the Delegate Ministry for Water of the Kingdom of Morocco, and with the collaboration of other international partners, would like to renew this experience. However, in order to be in line with the overall guidelines provided for multi-stakeholder engagement within the UNFCCC CoP23 process, this edition would be more focused in terms of numbers and types of attendees and also in terms of themes that would be evoked.

As for the past edition, the principle objective of the meeting is to mobilize and encourage a range of political, institutional, technical, and scientific stakeholders to work together so that water remains an important element of climate discussions within CoP23 in November of 2017.
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Europe-INBO 2017

The International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) and the European Group of Basin Authorities will host an international conference from 20-23 September in Ireland. This year's focus will be on the implementation of European Water Directives. It will also include a roundtable session and discussions focused on Adaptation to Climate Change: Pressures, Priorities, Insurances, Impacts and Resilience of Government Agencies and Economic Sectors.
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The 2nd International Conference on Water and Climate: On the road to CoP23

Following the success of the first International Conference on Water and Climate "Water Security for Climate Justice" held in Rabat in July 2016, the World Water Council, with the support of the CoP22 Chair as represented by the State Secretariat for Water of the Kingdom of Morocco, and with the collaboration of other international partners, will organize the second edition of the event on 3-4 October in Marseille, France.
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Building SustainABLE Communities

The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting its 7th Building SustainABLE Communities conference November 21-24 in Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA. The overarching theme is "Innovation Through Collaboration," with presentation/discussion forums focusing on Water Stewardship, Climate Action, Food Systems/Security, and Community Capital/Infrastructure. The Water Stewardship Forum features 13 presentations about a variety of water issues from speakers representing government, business, and the nonprofit and academic sectors.
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Asia International Water Week

The Asia International Water Week (AIWW) is a triennial water gathering to share tangible implementation for resolving Asian water problems. The Asia Water Council in collaboration with the authorities of host country and host city organizes the event. Asian water problems discussed three years prior to the AIWW through the preparatory process will be raised as the primary issues in the Asian water community and will be disseminated to the global water community with action plans to solve them.
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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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European Climate Change Adaptation Conference’s Business Day

The 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference will be taking place 5-9 June in Glasgow. This year's theme is "Our Climate Ready Future." Its goal is to inspire and enable people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise local economies and enhance the environment. ECCA 2017 is held in Europe but the focus is global, with presenters from 48 countries on five continents. The packed programme features three plenary sessions, 85 parallel sessions, a poster drinks reception, a Ceilidh and a film screening.

This year, for the first time, there is a special Business and Innovation programme to be run in parallel with the first two days of the conference. On Tuesday 6th June 2017, The ECCA Business Day will provide a unique setting to learn about what it takes to prepare business for a changing climate. Organizers are offering a reduced one-day rate for the Business Day, but tickets are selling out fast.
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IWRA World Water Congress

The XVIth World Water Congress “Bridging Science and Policy” to be held in Cancun, Mexico, is jointly organized by the International Water Resources Association (IWRA), the National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) and the National Association of Water and Sanitation Utilities (ANEAS). The World Water Congresses aims to provide a meeting place to share experiences, promote discussion, and present new knowledge, research results and new developments in the field of water policy and science from around the world.

This year's WWC will focus on bridging the gaps between science and policy in terms of knowledge, communication, and coordination. In particular, it aims to link professionals with information and experiences related to water resources at all levels, with experts working on key global water agendas and strategies. Additionally, the Congress is designed to catalyse cooperation and coordination among these professionals in order to facilitate global goals and strategies related to the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those related to water, as well as agreements under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, thematic priorities of past and upcoming World Water Forums, and other water-related programs.
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UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference

The Bonn Climate Change Conference is less than two weeks away. The forty-sixth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46) as well as the third part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3) will take place from 8 to 18 May 2017, in Bonn, Germany. The conference will cover a range of issues related to climate change adaptation as well as loss and damage. The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a number of documents in preparation for the upcoming conference.
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IAIA17: Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change

Climate change represents a key challenge to the sustainability of global ecosystems and human prosperity in the 21st century. Climate change goes beyond project impacts, as it affects many diverse global issues: from water, food, and energy security to impacts on human rights and vulnerable peoples. Global climate change raises important questions of international and intergenerational justice.

Impact Assessment (IA) science and practice are strongly challenged by climate change. IA will contribute to ensuring that future development outcomes are not jeopardized by present-day decisions, and to identifying resilient adaptation measures to reduce and manage the adverse effects of climate change. The IAIA17 Conference will cover the cutting edge of IA information, best practices, success stories, innovations, and lessons learned with delegates from all over the world.

AGWA members will be attending the conference and leading a theme forum entitled "Standardizing Uncertainty: Systematic Approaches to Climate Resilience for Water Security."
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AWRA 2017 Summer Specialty Conference on Climate Change Solutions: Collaborative Science, Policy and Planning for Sustainable Water Management

In this sixth installment of its Climate Change Conference Series, the American Water Resources Associations (AWRA) continues the dialogue from previous meetings to address the challenges we face as a Nation in understanding and responding to climate change. The Nation's capital, Washington, DC, will serve as the backdrop for the 2017 conference. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for water resources professionals working in research, management, policy and education to gather, discuss and collaborate as they shape the future of sustainable water management. It promises to be an engaging week of water resources community, conversation and connections.

The theme of this year's meeting is Climate Change Solutions: Collaborative Science, Policy and Planning for Sustainable Water Management.
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Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2017: Water & Climate Congress

The Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LoCS4Africa) Congress, held under the ICLEI Africa’s Urban Leadership for African Sustainability (ULAS) programme, is Africa’s leading platform on local climate action for cities and sub-national governments across the Continent. The platform offers opportunity for engagement and strategic discussions around current on the ground solutions and emerging trends relating to Africa’s vulnerability to climate change in urban areas. LoCS4Africa 2017 will explore critical links between climate change and urban water and sanitation in Africa’s cities.
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Water for Food Global Conference

Vaccines. Irrigation. Cellphones. Apps. These life changing, globally accessible advancements were first created in someone’s garage, kitchen or office. The 2017 Water for Food Global Conference theme, “Water for Food Security: From Local Lessons to Global Impacts,” is based on the premise that global breakthroughs come from local action. This conference will apply that perspective to the work being done to ensure water and food security for future generations. How can lessons learned from Nebraska’s groundwater management system help farmers in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam? Can irrigation technology be scaled for smallholder farming communities around the world? How do national policies affect agriculture and water security in other regions and countries?

The 2017 global conference will feature plenary and parallel sessions to explore the research, technology and educational approaches that are advancing food and water security for our world. Read More...

Water and Development: scientific challenges in addressing societal issues

The South African National Committee of the International Association of Hydrological Scientists (SANCIAHS) invites you to participate in the 2017 IAHS Scientific Assembly to be held from July 10-14 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The theme of the meeting is "Water and Development: scientific challenges in addressing societal issues” which is particularly appropriate in the context of an IAHS Scientific Assembly meeting being held for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa and is well aligned with the IAHS Panta Rhei.

Submission of abstracts for the various symposia and workshops is now open via the Copernicus online system through 6 March 2017.
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2017 Climate Bonds Annual Conference and Green Bond Awards

Green bonds have become an investment phenomena, with USD 81 billion issued in 2016 — double what we saw in 2015. This week France is in the market with its inaugural — and huge — green sovereign bond, having already kicked started a race for sovereigns with its statement of intent mid-last year (Poland just beat them to issuance). Last year it was China that powered growth, going from a standing start to being the largest green bond market by year’s end. Green bonds have now been issued everywhere from Mexico to Latvia to the Philippines.

But it’s not enough. To make a real difference to the environmental challenges we face, we will need to see a trillion dollar a year market by 2020. Will we get there? What’s the role of government? What to expect for 2017?

On 6 March, Climate Bonds Initiative will be holding the 2017 Climate Bonds Annual Conference in London — and the 2017 Green Bond Pioneer Awards that evening. ICMA’s Green Bond Principles and the City of London’s Green Finance Committee will be CBI's partners in hosting this event.
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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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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...

Arctic Council Conference in Alaska to Focus on Need for Clean Water & Healthy Homes in the Arctic

Many Arctic communities suffer from a lack of access to household water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), contributing to higher rates of communicable disease. As is true worldwide, WASH is fundamental to sustainable development and community resilience in a rapidly warming and changing region.

As part of the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the United States is hosting Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes (WIHAH). International experts, practitioners, innovators, and academics will convene in Anchorage, Alaska, September 18-21, 2016 to share information, explore innovations, and forge partnerships. Read More...

First regional seminar on Integrated Water Resources Management and Climate Change

The Low Carbon Resilient Development Program (LCRD), with funding by USAID, is hosting the First regional seminar on Integrated Water Resources Management and Climate Change. It is being hosted in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and the Partnering for Adaptation and Resilience (PARA-Agua) Project (also funded by USAID). The event will take place in the Caribbean region of Colombia.

The aim of the event is to generate technical capacity at local level, by bringing IWRM and climate change knowledge to territories. Through presentations, games and workshops, local leaders and members of River Basin Boards will acquire essential tools to participate in the design and implementation of River Basin Management Plans (the basis for natural resources management in Colombia). Read More...

Europe-INBO 2016: For the Implementation of the European Water Directives

The 14th “EUROPE-INBO 2015” international conference, organized by the "Group of European Basin Authorities for the Implementation of the European Water Directives”, will take place this October at the invitation of the French Authorities and the City of Lourdes.

Within the context created by the European Commission “Blueprint”, this meeting will be organized around a preparatory workshop and 4 roundtables dealing with the updated issues of the field Implementation of the WFD and other European Water Directives. Participants will study adaptation to climate change in the basins, especially with regard to droughts and floods, transboundary cooperation, wastewater reuse and the process of reviewing the Water Framework Directive. Read More...

NAP Expo 2016: Advancing National Adaptation Plans post-Paris

The NAP Expo is an annual outreach event organized by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG), in collaboration with various bodies and organizations, to promote exchange of experiences and foster partnerships between a wide range of actors and stakeholders on how to advance national adaptation plans (NAPs). It brings together national leaders and policymakers on NAPs, as well as representatives from the Green Climate Fund, the Global Environment facility, United Nations organizations, international organizations, bilateral and multilateral agencies, regional centres and networks, as well as scientists and practitioners. Read More...

SDG on Water: Business as Usual in Brussels?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015 represent a unique opportunity to unify efforts around a shared definition of success and a set of common global goals and pathways to a more sustainable future.

In 2016, countries turn towards implementation of the SDGs and trying to identify priorities and focus joint efforts. The EU is expected to outline its approach towards SDG implementation in June 2016 including its action on reaching SDG6 goal of ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

The conference will highlight the importance of the SDGs for the EU to focus on water and its cross-cutting challenges and provide examples of implementation of the SDGs that go beyond business-as-usual and bring about transformational change. Read More...

AGWA Session at European Geosciences Union General Assembly

During the upcoming European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna, AGWA has been accepted to present on its ongoing CRIDA initiative. The General Assembly of the EGU is held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 17–22 April 2016. The assembly is open to the scientists of all nations.

AGWA member Ad Jeuken of Deltares will lead a portion of the session "Water Resources Management and Policy in a Changing World" on 18 April 2016. Dr. Jeuken will discuss the origin and goals of CRIDA, as well as the practical tools available at each step of the CRIDA process. The portion of the session regarding CRIDA will take place from 8:45–09:00 a.m. in Room C.
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10th General Assembly | International Network of Basin Organizations

The Mexican Government, through the National Water Commission (Conagua), will accommodate the 10th World General Assembly of the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), from the 1st to the 4rd of June 2016 in the City of Merida, Yucatan.

The tenth edition of this Assembly will organize its work around major strategic issues to ensure the necessary implementation of programs of adaptation to great global challenges such as population growth, food and energy demand, or adaptation to the effects of climate change, in the basins of local, national and transboundary rivers, lakes and aquifers, which will be addressed in plenary sessions, roundtables and side events. Read More...

17th International Water Association Young Water Professionals Annual Conference

The International Water Association’s Young Water Professionals Conference is returning on 30th March – 1st April 2016 and registration is now open. This year, the conference will be hosted at the University of East Anglia, in the vibrant and historic city of Norwich, England.

The IWA YWP conference always has a keen focus on providing opportunities for young people to present their work. If you or any of your colleagues are interested in presenting at the conference, please visit this page for information on how to submit a paper for consideration. The event provides a unique opportunity for academics or young water professionals to make a real impact on a professional conference, and to promote their work to key people across the industry. Abstract submissions are now due 12 February 2016. Read More...

Call for Presenters: Technology and Responsible Hydropower at the World Fisheries Congress 2016

Given the complexities of politics, management, and site specificity, an alternative to hydropower may not be feasible to meet certain energy demands. While hydropower is an efficient technology, its potentially large footprint and ability to adversely impact rivers and aquatic life require responsible monitoring and management.

The 7th World Fisheries Congress will take place 23-27 May 2016 in Busan, South Korea. FishBio is seeking presenters for the Congress who can speak about how technology can be used to help guide hydropower design and management to promote sustainable inland fisheries. Read More...

Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty Conference | LIVE on Periscope

The 3rd Annual Workshop on Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty will be held in Delft, the Netherlands, on 3-5 November 2015. It seeks to foster a community of practice around decision making under deep uncertainty, in order to share new developments in methods and tools, lessons from their applications, facilitate their use in practice, and ultimately encourage sound (public or private sector) decision making. For those unable to attend, parts of the workshop will be broadcast live on the Periscope app. Read More...

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...

Eleventh Annual Meeting of the IGWCO CoP

The 11th annual IGWCO COP meeting will be held at the ESSIC Center on the University of Maryland College Park Campus on June 10 to 12, 2015. All IGWCO COP members are invited to come as are the many more experts on water and Earth observations who are interested in the topics addressed by GEO Water and IGWCO. This meeting will be an important event for transitioning water activities from the current GEO work plan to the new GEO Work Plan. Read More...

UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) will take place on 14-18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. The governments of the Netherlands, Colombia, and Japan are building a Delta Coalition, an initiative to bring together governments and other stakeholders to focus on river deltas. During the Conference there will be a side event on "Building an International Coalition for Integrated Delta Management and Resilience" on 16 March 2015. Read More...

University Council on Water Resources | Water is not for Gambling: Utilizing Science to Reduce Uncertainty | June 2015

Uncertainties in climate, population, land use, biodiversity, and infrastructure continue to pose enormous interdisciplinary challenges to our ability to effectively manage our water resources. UCOWR, CUAHSI, and NIWR invite you and your colleagues to join leading water managers, educators, researchers, and other professionals from across the country to the joint conference of these national organizations to address some of the most compelling and important challenges facing our profession. Read More...

2015 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: Climate Change Adaptation

Climate adaptation must be founded on firm technical information, but the state of the science is still evolving. As a result, leaders and policy makers often struggle with translating information produced by the scientific community for use in robust decision-making. This American Water Resources Association (AWRA) specialty conference is about ACTION - how we respond, build resilient systems, and influence decision makers. Read More...

International Hydropower Association World Congress | Beijing | May 2015

On 19-21 May 2015, the International Hydropower Association will host the world's most important gathering of hydropower decision-makers and professionals in Beijing, China. The 5th World Hydropower Congress will bring together top players and organisations involved in hydropower operation and development around the world, to discuss and debate strategy for the sector over the next 35 years. Read More...

2nd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference | Copenhagen, Denmark | 12-15 May 2015/02/25

The second European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA) will take place in Copenhagen, 12–14 May 2015. The conference will offer a unique platform for researchers, policy makers, and businesses to share new research results, novel policy developments, and practical implementation experiences regarding climate change impacts and adaptation, as well as highlight opportunities for business innovations aimed at supporting the transition to resilient low carbon societies. Read More...

Flow 2015 | Protecting Rivers and Lakes in the Face of Uncertainty | April 2015

The Third International Workshop on Instream Flows will take place in Portland, Oregon on April 28-30, 2015. As our knowledge of aquatic ecosystem processes has grown so has the expectation that this knowledge can provide certainty about outcomes when protecting environmental values in rivers and lakes. Participants in this workshop will learn strategies that integrate legal and policy elements with traditional and new scientific methods to successfully manage real and perceived uncertainty for a range of biological, institutional, hydrologic, and geographic settings. Read More...

Climate change adaptation in basins: examples and good practices

This WWF7 Thematic Session (1.3.6) focuses the effects of climate change from a basin-wide perspective. Examples of basins working on climate change adaptation are provided, including work supported by the UNECE Water Convention and INBO, IUCN, and others. It culminates in a collection of lessons learned and good practices in transboundary basin management.

Date: Monday, April 13
Time: 17:00-19:00 (GMT +09:00)
Venue: EXCO (building) – third floor
Room DEC_310 (Room 324)
Daegu, South Korea
http://eng.worldwaterforum7.org/program/program.asp?program_seq=531

Coordinator: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Co-Coordinator: International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), Wageningen University, AGWA

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Adapting to climate change, focus on Disaster Risk Prevention in a long term perspective

This WWF7 Thematic Session (1.3.4) focuses on disaster risk prevention as compared to crisis management, which is more common in most countries. Emphasis is given to the Netherlands' approach through its Dutch Delta Programme. Other approaches are explored and examined for their strengths and shortcomings.

Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 14:40-16:40 (GMT +09:00)
Venue: EXCO (building) – third floor
DEC_310 (Room 324)
Daegu, South Korea
http://eng.worldwaterforum7.org/program/program.asp?program_seq=529

Coordinator: Alterra Wageningen University and Research Centre (Alterra)
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Insights and Intelligence 2015: Water Sector Thought Leaders Share Their Predictions, Hopes, and Warnings

This WWF7 Side Event (SE 00194) will explore some of the most important questions facing the water sector. Topics will include: science and technology, risk, policy, and future trends.

Date: Tuesday, April 14
Time: 13:30-14:30 (GMT +09:00)
Venue: EXCO (building) – third floor
DEC_311 - (Room 325AC)
Daegu, South Korea
http://eng.worldwaterforum7.org/program/program.asp?program_seq=385

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Enhancing Resilience Through Robust Water Policies and Appropriate Water Management

This WWF7 Thematic Session (1.3.5) will seek to engage the panel and audience in a discussion on emerging issues and new solutions that enable the practical implementation of climate adaptation of water resources.

Date: Monday, April 13
Time: 14:40-16:40 (GMT +09:00)
Venue: EXCO (building) – third floor
DEC_310 – (Room 324)
Daegu, South Korea
http://eng.worldwaterforum7.org/program/program.asp?program_seq=530

Coordinator: Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
Co-Coordinator: United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture - International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO - IHP)
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World Water Forum 7: Thematic Process 1.3

This Theme of WWF7 falls under the Pillar of “Water Security for All.” Theme 1.3 specifically addresses “Adapting to Change: Managing Risks and Uncertainty for Resilience and Disaster Preparedness.” Throughout the week there will be many individual Thematic Sessions addressing this topic and its associated challenges. Read More...

UNESCO-IHP Meeting: “Addressing Water Security: Climate Impacts and Adaptation responses in Africa, Asia and Americas”

This meeting is organized with potential partners to discuss and design activities within the framework of the project “Addressing Water Security: Climate Impacts and Adaptation responses in Africa, Asia and Americas”. The framework and objectives of the project will be presented and partnership mechanisms and ideas for potential joint projects will be discussed and developed. The inception meeting will contribute to UNESCO’s IHP-VIII (2014-2021) Phase entitled “Water Security: responses to local, regional and global challenges”. Read More...

Wise Water Management: Fundamental for Mitigation & Adaptation and a New Climate Deal

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The side event will aim to build recognition of the links between climate adaptation, mitigation and resilience, while focusing on water resource management as an essential denominator for integrated strategies.

Date: Wednesday, December 10
Time: 11:30-13:00
Venue: Room Caral (130)

ORGANISERS
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), France (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs), UNESCO-IHP, and Leadership for Environment and Development, Pakistan (LEAD)

CO-ORGANISERS
Sweden, the French Water Partnership (FWP) the Global Water Partnership (GWP), the National Water Authority of Peru (ANA), Servicio National de Meterología e Hidrología del Peru (SENAMHI), International Water Association (IWA), Conservation International (CI), Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), National Water Commission Mexico (Conagua) and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
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Watercourse Lessons for Mitigation and Adaptation: Towards a Climate Deal

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This side event will showcase the critical role water plays in both the adaptation and mitigation of climate change, including as a link between these efforts.

Date: Saturday, December 6 Time: 13:00-15:00
Venue: Room 68, European Pavilion

ORGANIZERS
SIWI, UNESCO-IHP, FWP, Sweden, France, GWP, UNECE
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UNFCCC COP 20 Side Event

This side event will aim to build recognition of the links between climate adaptation, mitigation, and resilience, while focusing on water resources as the common denominator between the strategies. We will share experiences and lessons learned in areas related to water management, energy efficiency, sustainable drainage systems, catchment protection and management and the promotion of policies which improves adaptive capacity and builds resilience, while aiming at not increasing the greenhouse gas emissions. Read More...

AGWA Working Group on Climate Bonds & Water

A new Climate Bonds Expert Working Group, made up of key water sector and industry experts from around the world will be met for the first time today to develop criteria for water investments that can be used to back green and climate bonds certified under the Climate Bond Standard – an easy-to-use tool for investors and governments that allows them to assess the environmental integrity of bonds with confidence.
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Water & Energy Conference: Lyon, France

The Greater Lyon Authority, the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, the Rhône-Mediterranean and Corsica Water Agency and EDF, in partnership with the World Water Council, the French Water Partnership, the GRAIE and SHF organize on 29, 30, 31 October 2014 in Lyon, an international conference on: Water and Energy interactions : strategic challenges to territorial development.
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