The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Climate Change and Adaptive Water Management: Innovative Solutions from the Global South

This webinar builds on the special issue of Water International on "Climate change and adaptive water management: innovative solutions from the global South", produced in close collaboration with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC). It will present several projects supported by IDRC on water and climate change adaptation in developing countries. Recognising future water concerns, many IDRC projects aim to measure, build, and understand the resilience and adaptation of vulnerable populations and their livelihoods in climate change hot spots in Asia and Africa: semi-arid regions, deltas, and glacier and snowpack-dependent river basins.
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Nature for Water | World Water Day Webinar

World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22nd. It is a day to focus attention on the key importance of our planet’s freshwater resources and to push for greater recognition of their sustainable management. IWRA's "Nature for Water" webinar explores nature-based solutions for current water issues. From droughts to floods and personal water insecurity to region-wide water security tensions, this year’s World Water Day theme is a call to understand and explore the role of nature in addressing and solving our water issues.
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Water Governance Principles Webinar

Next week the IWRA and OECD will host a joint webinar on the OECD Water Governance Principles. These were designed to provide time and scale specific directions for governments to address present and future water concerns. The Water Governance Principles allow governments and the broader range of stakeholders to draft and implement effective, efficient, and inclusive water policies. This webinar will explore places and ways that these principles contribute to robust water governance.
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Groundwater and Climate Change – Multi-Level Law and Policy Perspectives

Groundwater represents roughly 98% of available freshwater and over 2.5 billion people across the globe rely exclusively on groundwater to meet basic water needs. However, the impacts of climate change on groundwater exacerbate tension surrounding current uses, and pose a major threat for the future. Yet, groundwater law and policy primarily focus on governing use and rarely considers protection. A distinguished list of panellists will discuss this issue and debate on the safeguarding of groundwater and the integration of this resource into climate change adaptation strategies.
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IWRA World Water Congress

The XVIth World Water Congress “Bridging Science and Policy” to be held in Cancun, Mexico, is jointly organized by the International Water Resources Association (IWRA), the National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) and the National Association of Water and Sanitation Utilities (ANEAS). The World Water Congresses aims to provide a meeting place to share experiences, promote discussion, and present new knowledge, research results and new developments in the field of water policy and science from around the world.

This year's WWC will focus on bridging the gaps between science and policy in terms of knowledge, communication, and coordination. In particular, it aims to link professionals with information and experiences related to water resources at all levels, with experts working on key global water agendas and strategies. Additionally, the Congress is designed to catalyse cooperation and coordination among these professionals in order to facilitate global goals and strategies related to the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those related to water, as well as agreements under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, thematic priorities of past and upcoming World Water Forums, and other water-related programs.
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