The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Enhancing Resilience Through Robust Water Policies and Appropriate Water Management

This WWF7 Thematic Session (1.3.5) will seek to engage the panel and audience in a discussion on emerging issues and new solutions that enable the practical implementation of climate adaptation of water resources.

Date: Monday, April 13
Time: 14:40-16:40 (GMT +09:00)
Venue: EXCO (building) – third floor
DEC_310 – (Room 324)
Daegu, South Korea
http://eng.worldwaterforum7.org/program/program.asp?program_seq=530

Coordinator: Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
Co-Coordinator: United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture - International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO - IHP)

How do we mainstream climate adaptation into our water resources management so that our institutions, policies, and infrastructure are robust and resilient? Can responding to climate impacts help us bridge long-standing gaps between policy, science economics and engineering, and ecosystems and engineering? Should we reconsider how we approach governance at local, national, basin, and transboundary scales given uncertainties in emerging water conditions? What does long-term sustainability mean in the context of ongoing shifts in the water cycle over coming decades and centuries? Can we move beyond fixed-climate water management?

This session will seek to foster a dialogue between the audience and the speakers on the emergence of new issues and new solutions that enable the practical implementation of climate adaptation of water resources. Furthermore, the interactive panel session aims to contribute to develop climate adaptation feedback mechanisms in the context of upcoming Sustainable Development Goals. We will span a wide variety of institutions, regions, technical disciplines, and policy approaches.