The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

IWA Symposium on Lake and Reservoir Management | August 2015/02

The third IWA Symposium on Lake and Reservoir Management (IWA L&RM 2015) will be held at Mountain Lake, in Pembroke, Virginia, USA from 4 to 7 August, 2015.
We will have at least 4 keynote speakers and expect over 100 national and international participants.

University Council on Water Resources | Water is not for Gambling: Utilizing Science to Reduce Uncertainty | June 2015

Uncertainties in climate, population, land use, biodiversity, and infrastructure continue to pose enormous interdisciplinary challenges to our ability to effectively manage our water resources. UCOWR, CUAHSI, and NIWR invite you and your colleagues to join leading water managers, educators, researchers, and other professionals from across the country to the joint conference of these national organizations to address some of the most compelling and important challenges facing our profession. Read More...

2015 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: Climate Change Adaptation

Climate adaptation must be founded on firm technical information, but the state of the science is still evolving. As a result, leaders and policy makers often struggle with translating information produced by the scientific community for use in robust decision-making. This American Water Resources Association (AWRA) specialty conference is about ACTION - how we respond, build resilient systems, and influence decision makers. Read More...

International Hydropower Association World Congress | Beijing | May 2015

On 19-21 May 2015, the International Hydropower Association will host the world's most important gathering of hydropower decision-makers and professionals in Beijing, China. The 5th World Hydropower Congress will bring together top players and organisations involved in hydropower operation and development around the world, to discuss and debate strategy for the sector over the next 35 years. Read More...

2nd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference | Copenhagen, Denmark | 12-15 May 2015/02/25

The second European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA) will take place in Copenhagen, 12–14 May 2015. The conference will offer a unique platform for researchers, policy makers, and businesses to share new research results, novel policy developments, and practical implementation experiences regarding climate change impacts and adaptation, as well as highlight opportunities for business innovations aimed at supporting the transition to resilient low carbon societies. Read More...

Flow 2015 | Protecting Rivers and Lakes in the Face of Uncertainty | April 2015

The Third International Workshop on Instream Flows will take place in Portland, Oregon on April 28-30, 2015. As our knowledge of aquatic ecosystem processes has grown so has the expectation that this knowledge can provide certainty about outcomes when protecting environmental values in rivers and lakes. Participants in this workshop will learn strategies that integrate legal and policy elements with traditional and new scientific methods to successfully manage real and perceived uncertainty for a range of biological, institutional, hydrologic, and geographic settings. Read More...

Climate change adaptation in basins: examples and good practices

This WWF7 Thematic Session (1.3.6) focuses the effects of climate change from a basin-wide perspective. Examples of basins working on climate change adaptation are provided, including work supported by the UNECE Water Convention and INBO, IUCN, and others. It culminates in a collection of lessons learned and good practices in transboundary basin management.

Date: Monday, April 13
Time: 17:00-19:00 (GMT +09:00)
Venue: EXCO (building) – third floor
Room DEC_310 (Room 324)
Daegu, South Korea

Coordinator: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Co-Coordinator: International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), Wageningen University, AGWA


Adapting to climate change, focus on Disaster Risk Prevention in a long term perspective

This WWF7 Thematic Session (1.3.4) focuses on disaster risk prevention as compared to crisis management, which is more common in most countries. Emphasis is given to the Netherlands' approach through its Dutch Delta Programme. Other approaches are explored and examined for their strengths and shortcomings.

Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 14:40-16:40 (GMT +09:00)
Venue: EXCO (building) – third floor
DEC_310 (Room 324)
Daegu, South Korea

Coordinator: Alterra Wageningen University and Research Centre (Alterra)
Co-Coordinator: Deltares, the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, AGWA Read More...

Insights and Intelligence 2015: Water Sector Thought Leaders Share Their Predictions, Hopes, and Warnings

This WWF7 Side Event (SE 00194) will explore some of the most important questions facing the water sector. Topics will include: science and technology, risk, policy, and future trends.

Date: Tuesday, April 14
Time: 13:30-14:30 (GMT +09:00)
Venue: EXCO (building) – third floor
DEC_311 - (Room 325AC)
Daegu, South Korea

Coordinator: Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)

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

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

World Water Forum 7: Thematic Process 1.3

This Theme of WWF7 falls under the Pillar of “Water Security for All.” Theme 1.3 specifically addresses “Adapting to Change: Managing Risks and Uncertainty for Resilience and Disaster Preparedness.” Throughout the week there will be many individual Thematic Sessions addressing this topic and its associated challenges. Read More...

UNESCO-IHP Meeting: “Addressing Water Security: Climate Impacts and Adaptation responses in Africa, Asia and Americas”

This meeting is organized with potential partners to discuss and design activities within the framework of the project “Addressing Water Security: Climate Impacts and Adaptation responses in Africa, Asia and Americas”. The framework and objectives of the project will be presented and partnership mechanisms and ideas for potential joint projects will be discussed and developed. The inception meeting will contribute to UNESCO’s IHP-VIII (2014-2021) Phase entitled “Water Security: responses to local, regional and global challenges”. Read More...