The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

World Water Congress

Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Asia

During the XVI World Water Congress in Cancun, there will be a special session addressing water security and climate change in Asia. The session will present the main outcomes of the conference “Water Security and Climate Change (WSCC) – Challenges and Opportunities for Asia” that was attended by over 150 scientists from Asia in November 2016. It will also feature selected presentations that were appreciated by the participants. A key component will be group discussions on the relevance of the science agenda for SDGs and Paris Agreement implementation. The outcome of the session will be a report with best practice examples on "solution based research" and "future research demand and formats". It is being hosted by The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in association with DAAD exceed centres CNRD at Technische Hochschule Köln, Germany and SWINDON at Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany.
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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...