The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Impact Assessment

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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