The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Urban Adaptation in the Baltic 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.

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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 training 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, 29, and 30 November
Where: Three different locations: Stockholm, Sweden; Turku, Finland; Copenhagen, Denmark
How to Register: Interested parties can register for any of the one-day events through the hosts' websites (Stockholm, Turku, or Copenhagen)

Training Days Agenda
The Tools for Urban Climate Adaptation Train-ing days aim to provide a platform for sharing new methodologies and tools among leaders, decision makers and practitioners that work with climate solutions on a daily basis.

Each workshop will include guidance on:
  • Eco- engineering Decision Scaling (EEDS)
  • Collaborative Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA)
  • The World Bank Decision Tree Framework
  • Participant challenge and solution sharing session, moderated by Alliance for Global Water Ad-aptation (AGWA) and Deltares.
  • Unique to each workshop location, leading regional and national cases studies will be presented for discussion.

The training is free of charge and will be held in English. The Stockholm workshop will be livestreamed. Details are forthcoming.

28 November 2017 – Stockholm, Sweden
29 November 2017 – Turku, Finland
30 November 2017 – Copenhagen, Denmark