The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Water temperature in a changing climate: processes, implications, and managing strategies

The 5° IAHR Europe Congress will bring together the hydraulic community. The congress deals with traditional themes linked to water (hydraulics, hydrology, fluids mechanics and hydraulic constructions) and also with frontiers themes between fluid mechanics/hydraulics an others disciplines, i.e. morphology and eco hydraulics, the ecology of aquatic environments, bio fluids, new strategies of defense against extreme events and the effects of climate changes.

During the congress there will be a special session entitled "Water temperature in a changing climate: processes, implications, and managing strategies." The session is open to contributions on all studies centered on water temperature in freshwater systems including rivers, lakes, reservoirs, lagoons, and tidal systems. The session is intended to foster the connection between engineers, biologists, and ecologists, thus contributions from colleagues from all these disciplines are warmly welcomed.

International Summit of the Great Rivers of the World: "Taking Action for Water and Climate"

The Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea is organizing the International Summit on "Water and Climate ; Meeting of the Great Rivers of the World", from 23 to 25 October 2017 in Rome. This international summit is organized in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), the Global Alliances for Water and Climate (GAfWC) and Aquamadre.

This Summit is a milestone for the preparation of the Bonn COP 23 (6-17 November 2017) and the Brasilia World Water Forum (18-23 March 2018). Its goal is to further integrate freshwater management issues into the top priorities of the international negotiations on climate change and of the Global Climate Action Agenda. It will especially focus on the need for quick action to finance projects to improve knowledge, governance, public participation and take immediate measures for water adaptation to climate change.