The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Urban Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region

While Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and other decisions are made at national levels, real decision making often takes place at the local level where issues of implementation are addressed. How can cities remain resilient in the face of climate change and other uncertainties? What are the best ways to assess and deal with risks? We need to increase capacity for water managers and decision makers at regional and local levels when it comes to planning for sustainable development and resiliency in urban environments.

A new project being co-financed by the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) aims to do just that. The SIWI Swedish Water House, together with Baltic Development Forum (BDF) and the Union of Baltic Cities (UBC), is organizing a series of workshops to connect decision makers and local practitioners (cities and municipalities) engaged in climate change adaptation areas. The aim of the workshops will be to train these parties in a set of risk management approaches known as bottom-up approaches. AGWA and Deltares are collaborating members of this project.
  • When: 28-30 November
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden; Turku, Finland; Copenhagen, Denmark
  • How to participate: These workshops will be by invitation only
Three workshops will take place in late November across the Baltic Sea Region (Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Turku). Each day-long event will focus on knowledge sharing, capacity building, and raising awareness of available methodologies. At the same time, each workshop will take into account the unique water management challenges facing that region.

The workshops will be by invitation only; however, anyone interested can still take part through a planned live-streaming of the events. Details will be released in mid-November closer to the workshop dates. For further information contact us directly and continue to check the AGWA Blog.