The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Monitoring & Evaluating Climate Change Activities: Helping Cities Measure Up

Increasingly, cities are taking control of assessing local risks associated with climate variability and change and implementing adaptation strategies to mitigate impacts to their residents and to the economic activity and infrastructure on which they depend. To build resilience, cities will need to incorporate adaptation monitoring and evaluation (M&E) strategies that effectively measure and assess the effectiveness of adaptation activities and allow for timely improvements to their strategies.

At the July Adaptation Community Meeting the USAID-funded Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project will present its work on best practices for monitoring and evaluating urban climate adaptation activities.

Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2017: Water & Climate Congress

The Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LoCS4Africa) Congress, held under the ICLEI Africa’s Urban Leadership for African Sustainability (ULAS) programme, is Africa’s leading platform on local climate action for cities and sub-national governments across the Continent. The platform offers opportunity for engagement and strategic discussions around current on the ground solutions and emerging trends relating to Africa’s vulnerability to climate change in urban areas. LoCS4Africa 2017 will explore critical links between climate change and urban water and sanitation in Africa’s cities.

Resilient Cities: Invited talk at Cranfield University, UK

Annual Lorch Lecture - Flood Resilient Cities

Cranfield University invites you to the Annual Lorch Lecture, this year the topic is Flood Resilient Cities given by Professor David Balmforth of MWH Global. The Annual Lorch Lecture is Cranfield Water Science’s prestige event which is funded from our endowment from the Lorch Foundation, a Charitable Trust founded to support and promote education and research in the field of water purification and related sciences. The foundation was established in 1979 by Dr Walter and Dr Diana Lorch who established our Institute at Cranfield University and the laboratory deionised water company Elga. Read More...