The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Climate Adaptation

Adaptation to Climate Change: The Role of Ecosystem Services

The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) is a regional center in Costa Rica dedicated to research and graduate education in agriculture, and the management, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. With experience developed in the subject for more than 9 years, CATIE's Climate Change and Watershed Program is promoting a course on the role of ecosystems to climate change adaptation. Read More...

Launch of “RegionsAdapt 2016 Report: An assessment of risks and actions”

The Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development, with the support of CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) will launch \ the “RegionsAdapt 2016 Report: An assessment of risks and actions.” Launched in December 2015, RegionsAdapt is the first global initiative to inspire and support regional governments to take concrete action, collaborate and report efforts on climate change adaptation.

Reporting data annually through the risks and adaptation section of CDP´s states and regions platform represents one of the three commitments RegionsAdapt members agree to when joining the initiative. Thus, the “RegionsAdapt 2016 Report” is the first to reflect on the level of ambition shown by regional governments in their adaptation strategies. Join this webinar to discover general trends about the risks from climate change and to learn how much our members are engaged on climate action.
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USAID's Adaptation Community Meeting: The Role of Decentralized Governance in Climate Change Adaptation

Does local-level adaptation to climate change benefit from the devolution of decision-making and resource control to the local level? This question is of increasing relevance as the pressures of global climate change challenge livelihood outcomes. For the January Adaptation Community Meeting, Dr. Tim Finan and Dr. Mamadou Baro of the University of Arizona share the results of a research case study from rural Mali, where a system of decentralized governance was introduced almost three decades ago.
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Launch of USAID's Climate Action Review: 2010-2016

For many years, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has been a leader in assisting partner countries to pursue low-carbon economic growth and build their resilience to the impacts of a changing climate. Through investments in clean energy and adaptation and support for sustainable forestry and agriculture, and by integrating best practices across its development portfolio, USAID’s approach to building the capacity and confidence of partners has yielded major achievements as well as lessons learned.

Please save the date for an exploration of the successes and lessons learned in a time of rapid technological innovation, policy evolution, and environmental change. Read More...

USAID's Adaptation Community Meeting: Calculating the Costs of Not Adapting to Climate Change

The costs of not adapting to climate change are as important as calculating the costs of adaptation measures for decision makers at all scales. For USAID's December Adaptation Community Meeting, join ATLAS Governance and Evaluation Advisor Doug Baker for a discussion of the methods developed by USAID and others to reveal the potential costs of not adapting. Read More...

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...

ACM Series: Connecting Freshwater Knowledge to Climate Practice

As part of USAID's ongoing ACM Series, AGWA Secretariat Coordinator John Matthews will be presenting on the important cross-sectoral role of water management in effective climate change adaptation. This presentation in Washington, D.C. is open to the public, or interested parties can participate online via the live webinar broadcast. Read More...

Mekong sub-region Forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Water Resources Management

Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) is calling for applicants to participate in Mekong sub-region Forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Water Resources Management. The Forum aims to update the regional cooperation and disseminate the results of local research and field activity related to climate change adaptation (CCA) and water resources management (WRM) in ASEAN. The Forum results would generate key information and guidelines relating CCA and WRM that would enhance ability, understanding and knowledge of the CSOs as well as to build a regional climate change network. The forum is funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and organized by Thailand Environment Institute (TEI). Read More...

An Introduction to CRAVe: A Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability

The Climate Registry for the Assessment of Vulnerability (CRAVe) is a new web-based community resource that houses information on assessments of the vulnerability of various natural and human resources to a changing climate. Vulnerability assessments are important for identifying resources that are most likely to be affected by climate change and providing insights on why certain resources are vulnerable. Consequently, they provide valuable information for informing climate change adaptation planning. CRAVe allows users to enter information about their vulnerability assessments and includes a public search of existing assessments for specific geographic regions, assessment targets or endpoints, managing entities, and other factors. 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...

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...

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...