The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

CRIDA

Urban Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region

While Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and other decisions are made at national levels, real decision making often takes place at the local level where issues of implementation are addressed. How can cities remain resilient in the face of climate change and other uncertainties? What are the best ways to assess and deal with risks? We need to increase capacity for water managers and decision makers at regional and local levels when it comes to planning for sustainable development and resiliency in urban environments.

A new project being co-financed by the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) aims to do just that. The SIWI Swedish Water House, together with Baltic Development Forum (BDF) and the Union of Baltic Cities (UBC), is organizing a series of workshops to connect decision makers and local practitioners (cities and municipalities) engaged in climate change adaptation areas. The aim of the workshops will be to train these parties in a set of risk management approaches known as bottom-up approaches. AGWA and Deltares are collaborating members of this project.
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AGWA Partner University of Valencia to Host Two Upcoming Sessions on Water Management and Uncertainty

AGWA partners at the University of Valencia will be presenting two upcoming sessions on resilient water management at international conferences in April and May.

At the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna this April, they will be liaising with AGWA members presenting on the CRIDA methodology. This will take place during the session on "Water Resources Management and Policy in a Changing World" on Monday, 18 April.

At the Adaptation Futures Conference in Rotterdam this May, University of Valencia faculty will take part in the session on "Droughts from a social, economic and technical perspective." Presenters will discuss the challenges of drought management in different parts of the world taking into account the different water needs from an economic, environmental and social perspective. This session will take place on Tuesday, 10 May. 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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