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UNEP-DHI Water Webinar: Focus on Flood & Drought Management

UNEP-DHI Partnership in collaboration with the International Water Association (IWA) and DHI is presenting a series of technical webinars focusing on innovative approaches to Flood and Drought planning and management for basins and water utilities. These webinars are primarily based on the outcomes and tools being released within the ongoing Flood and Drought Management Tools project, but will also include guest presentations from external stakeholders and relevant organisations.

You can now register for the third Webinar in the Flood and Drought Management webinar series: Water Safety Plans – a risk management approach from catchment to consumer, March 15th. Read More...

UNEP-DHI Water Webinar: Focus on Flood & Drought Management

UNEP-DHI Partnership in collaboration with the International Water Association (IWA) and DHI is presenting a series of technical webinars focusing on innovative approaches to Flood and Drought planning and management for basins and water utilities. These webinars are primarily based on the outcomes and tools being released within the ongoing Flood and Drought Management Tools project, but will also include guest presentations from external stakeholders and relevant organisations.

You can now register for the third Webinar in the Flood and Drought Management webinar series: Drought early warning and assessment, experiences from Africa, February 28th.
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New UNEP-DHI Water Webinar Series on Flood and Drought Management

UNEP-DHI Partnership in collaboration with the International Water Association (IWA) and DHI is launching a series of technical webinars focusing on innovative approaches to Flood and Drought planning and management for basins and water utilities. These webinars are primarily based on the outcomes and tools being released within the ongoing Flood and Drought Management Tools project, but will also include guest presentations from external stakeholders and relevant organisations.

Flood and Drought Management webinar series will give an insight into the role that innovative approaches can play in supporting flood and drought management at all scales - from basin to catchment, to water utility and industry levels. Presentations will cover a broad range of technical tools, emerging technology advances, as well as practical experiences in applying these tools and technologies in basins and water utilities.
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Launch of the IWA’s Principles for Water Wise Cities at the World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016

The Principles for Water Wise Cities outline a framework to assist urban leaders and professionals to develop and implement their vision for sustainable urban water and resilient planning and design in their cities. The ultimate goal of the Principles is to encourage collaborative action, underpinned by a shared vision, so that local governments, urban professionals and individuals actively engage in addressing and finding solutions on urban water management challenges.
During the upcoming World Water Congress and Exhibition in Brisbane, IWA will host the Launch of the Principles for Water Wise Cities. Read More...

17th International Water Association Young Water Professionals Annual Conference

The International Water Association’s Young Water Professionals Conference is returning on 30th March – 1st April 2016 and registration is now open. This year, the conference will be hosted at the University of East Anglia, in the vibrant and historic city of Norwich, England.

The IWA YWP conference always has a keen focus on providing opportunities for young people to present their work. If you or any of your colleagues are interested in presenting at the conference, please visit this page for information on how to submit a paper for consideration. The event provides a unique opportunity for academics or young water professionals to make a real impact on a professional conference, and to promote their work to key people across the industry. Abstract submissions are now due 12 February 2016. Read More...

Wise Water Management: Fundamental for Mitigation & Adaptation and a New Climate Deal

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The side event will aim to build recognition of the links between climate adaptation, mitigation and resilience, while focusing on water resource management as an essential denominator for integrated strategies.

Date: Wednesday, December 10
Time: 11:30-13:00
Venue: Room Caral (130)

ORGANISERS
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), France (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs), UNESCO-IHP, and Leadership for Environment and Development, Pakistan (LEAD)

CO-ORGANISERS
Sweden, the French Water Partnership (FWP) the Global Water Partnership (GWP), the National Water Authority of Peru (ANA), Servicio National de Meterología e Hidrología del Peru (SENAMHI), International Water Association (IWA), Conservation International (CI), Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), National Water Commission Mexico (Conagua) and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
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Challenges and Responses to Extreme Climatic Events

Regional Seminar on Challenges and Responses to Extreme Climatic Events
From November 25th - 26th, 2014 at the Asian Institute of Technology

The seminar is an opportunity to develop a network on linking catchments with urban areas to address flood and droughts risk in the region. Read More...

Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts: Urban Resiliency

The impact of climate change on the safety and security of water supply is pushing cities to adapt and reassess their approaches to water supply and urban storage and drainage. This workshop is an opportunity to highlight approaches developed across cities and utilities to adapt to the impacts of climate change especially floods and droughts.

For more information, contact Katharine Cross at IWA.
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