The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

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Building Resilience to Flooding: Local and Global Perspectives

Find out how the Netherlands, the District of Columbia and DC Water are integrating their flood management practices and planning decisions to improve resilience. Can flooding always be prevented? How does adaptive urban planning help boost resilience? How will DC Water’s Clean Rivers Project manage flooding in the District? What roles do policy and inter-agency cooperation play in flood management and risk reduction?

The evening will illuminate how urban planning helps to boost resilience, how DC Water's Clean Rivers Project manages flooding in DC, and the roles of policy and inter-agency cooperation in flood management and risk reduction. Read More...

Water and Security in an Uncertain World

As our climate changes, the uncertainty of water availability and access threatens to become one of the major challenges to national security. But much like climate change’s connections to security, water’s impact on conflict can be difficult to see when measured against seemingly more immediate threats like terrorism – and similarly challenging to understand. By unpacking the many ways that water relates to U.S. strategic interests, international security, and conflict risks, we can better understand not only its links to insecurity but also opportunities for building peace and fostering cooperation.

Join in this event for a discussion with representatives from across the U.S. government, academia, and practitioner community to discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by water security. Read More...

Building a Resilient Future through Water - Connecting the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement

A side event on the occasion of the UNGA High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the SDGs and the Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony, 21-22 April

Organized by the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), in partnership with the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation and the Rockefeller Foundation, the objective of the event is to present and discuss possible strategies for strengthening climate resilience through effective and sustainable water resources management and how the Paris Agreement and the SDGs can be implemented in a coordinated way with water as a useful connector. The UN Deputy Secretary General, H.E. Jan Eliasson, will be delivering a keynote speech.

All are invited to this event, which is set to take place on April 20 at the UN Headquarters in New York.


This post will be updated as more details are finalized. Check back soon.

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A thirsty world: making local action global

As part of ODI's #GlobalChallenges event series, they will be exploring the increasingly politicised issue of water scarcity and security. To focus on the innovative ways in which local communities are tackling this challenge and to consider whether these efforts could achieve results at scale, ODI will be holding the event "A thirsty world: making local action global." Read More...

High Level Panel: Raising the Profile of Water Towards COP21 | WWW

It is widely acknowledged that water is at the front lines of climate change. It is the primary channel through which the impacts of climate change will be felt across the key growth drivers of the global economy –agriculture, energy, industry, environment, and the urban sector. However, discussions at COP in the past have mainly focused on the issue of mitigation; while this is clearly a worldwide priority, equally important is the issue of adaptation and the understanding of the impacts of climate change on water resources and key water dependent sectors of the economy. Read more to see how you can watch the event live! Read More...

#SIWISofa: Raising the Profile of Water Towards COP21 | WWW

This talk will be held in connection to the High Level Panel on 26 August, 14:00-15:30. It will focus on the central role of water in achieving climate adaptation and mitigation, and on the historic opportunity offered by COP21 to catalyse global leaders’ attention to this issue. Read More...

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

Coordinator: Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) Read More...

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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