The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Water @ Wilson: 50 Years of Water, Conflict, and Cooperation

Water is critical. It grows our food, generates our energy, and ensures our prosperity. To address the challenges that stand in the way of building healthy, prosperous, and peaceful communities, we must first tackle the challenge of water insecurity. As the Wilson Center celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Environmental Change and Security Program marks water’s central role in our work at a special event highlighting innovative approaches to water, health, and security.

The Wilson Center will be hosting a day-long symposium on 28 November, where they will take stock on the 1st year of the 1st U.S. Global Water Strategy; explore new research and practice on water, peace, and conflict; and highlight the centrality of water to global prosperity. The event will also be webcast live.

Two major Symposia on Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America: addressing water issues

The International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) is a world leader in education, communication and training on matters related to climate change. ICCIP is organising two major Symposia on Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America, to be held in February 2019, and to which the Calls for Papers are now open. These are:
  • 13-15 February 2019: World Symposium on Climate Change and Tourism, Bariloche, Argentina
  • 20-21 February 2019: Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America, Lima, Peru
The events cater for a wider debate on the links between climate change and water issues. The Symposia also offer an opportunity for researchers working on climate change to come together to discuss research methods, the results of empirical research or exchange ideas about on-going and future research initiatives which aim at providing a better understanding of how climate issues influence various sectors. Read More...

Water and Urban Initiative Symposium on Sustainable Urban Water Environment

UNU-IAS will organize the first Water and Urban Initiative (WUI) Symposium on Sustainable Urban Water Environment on 14 March 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The overall objective of this symposium is to discuss innovative and feasible approaches to evaluate the value of improved urban water environments. Impacts of global change, such as climate and land use change, on urban water pollution will be a major area of focus. Researchers and experts will discuss various aspects of what constitutes “value”, such as human health risks, ecosystem services and flood mitigation, to establish a useful framework based on sound scientific simulations. Read More...

The Value of Groundwater Symposium

The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Netherlands’ Chapter, the Netherlands Hydrological Society and VVM, together with KWR Water, Deltares and IHP Belgium, are organizing a symposium on The Value of Groundwater (in Dutch), on 23 September 2015 in Nieuwegein (NL). Very interesting speakers and free registration for members! Read More...

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.