The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Public Session on the United Nations World Water Development Report 2018: Nature-Based Solutions for Water

Under the auspices of the EU Bulgarian Presidency, the MEP Water Group and the World Water Assessment Programme of UNESCO are co-organising a public session on the new United Nation World Water Development Report (WWDR) 2018 ‘Nature-Based Solutions for Water’ on the 22nd of May at the European Parliament in Brussels.

The WWDR2018 demonstrates how nature-based solutions (NBS) offer a vital means to address many of the world’s water challenges, while simultaneously delivering additional benefits vital to all aspects of sustainable development. The main policy messages and findings from the report will be presented during the public session, followed by a high-level panel discussion.
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Water temperature in a changing climate: processes, implications, and managing strategies

The 5° IAHR Europe Congress will bring together the hydraulic community. The congress deals with traditional themes linked to water (hydraulics, hydrology, fluids mechanics and hydraulic constructions) and also with frontiers themes between fluid mechanics/hydraulics an others disciplines, i.e. morphology and eco hydraulics, the ecology of aquatic environments, bio fluids, new strategies of defense against extreme events and the effects of climate changes.

During the congress there will be a special session entitled "Water temperature in a changing climate: processes, implications, and managing strategies." The session is open to contributions on all studies centered on water temperature in freshwater systems including rivers, lakes, reservoirs, lagoons, and tidal systems. The session is intended to foster the connection between engineers, biologists, and ecologists, thus contributions from colleagues from all these disciplines are warmly welcomed.
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Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia

During the XVI World Water Congress in Cancun, there will be a special session addressing water security and climate change in Asia. The session will present the main outcomes of the conference “Water Security and Climate Change (WSCC) – Challenges and Opportunities for Asia” that was attended by over 150 scientists from Asia in November 2016. It will also feature selected presentations that were appreciated by the participants. A key component will be group discussions on the relevance of the science agenda for SDGs and Paris Agreement implementation. The outcome of the session will be a report with best practice examples on "solution based research" and "future research demand and formats". It is being hosted by The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in association with DAAD exceed centres CNRD at Technische Hochschule Köln, Germany and SWINDON at Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany.
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