The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Urban Water

Opportunities and challenges for managing deeply uncertain water-futures in the urban environment

New decision support methods for managing deep uncertainty have been developed and applied internationally, but experiences with these methods are still limited in many contexts. How can insights from these new approaches be used improve management of deeply uncertain water-futures in urban settings?
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Water and Urban Initiative Symposium on Sustainable Urban Water Environment

UNU-IAS will organize the first Water and Urban Initiative (WUI) Symposium on Sustainable Urban Water Environment on 14 March 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The overall objective of this symposium is to discuss innovative and feasible approaches to evaluate the value of improved urban water environments. Impacts of global change, such as climate and land use change, on urban water pollution will be a major area of focus. Researchers and experts will discuss various aspects of what constitutes “value”, such as human health risks, ecosystem services and flood mitigation, to establish a useful framework based on sound scientific simulations. Read More...