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  • G-WADI and Partners Launch Webinar Series on Climate-Resilient Water Management Approaches

    Sunday, July 19, 2020
    Over the past ten-plus years, various organizations have developed a set of complementary resilient water management tools and approaches that work to address climate risks and other uncertainties in a manner that can be integrated within existing planning, design, and operational decision processes. These “bottom-up approaches” differ from the original paradigm guiding water management for the past half-century — namely the assumption that we can use past hydrological and climatic data to confidently predict (and plan for) the future. UNESCO’s Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO category 2 cen... Read More
  • CRIDA CASE STUDY FOR CLIMATE-VULNERABLE CHILEAN RIVER BASIN PUBLISHED

    Friday, May 15, 2020
    A Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) based case study in the Limarí River basin in Chile has been published in the journal Climate Risk Management. The study, titled “A stress test for climate change impacts on water security: A CRIDA case study”, is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2020.100222. Three of the authors are affiliated with UNESCO and a UNESCO category 2 center, CAZALAC of Chile. CRIDA is a bottom-up methodology to help planners make better informed, robust and flexible water management decisions under future uncertainty.  It is a stepwise approach for infra... Read More
  • G-WADI Leads CRIDA Workshop in Kruger National Park, South Africa

    Friday, March 20, 2020
    G-WADI Leads CRIDA WORKSHOP IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA A Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) Workshop was held in Hazyview, northeastern South Africa during 11-12 March 2020.  It was organized and funded by Kruger National Park and led by UNESCO G-WADI. Additional support came from UNESCO's CliMWaR project, with funding from the Government of Flanders. CRIDA is a five-step, collaborative bottom-up water resources planning framework to address deep uncertainties associated with climatic, demographic and land-use change. The CRIDA approach was jointly developed by UNESC... Read More
  • New Flood and Drought Monitoring and Forecasting System for Mozambique and Zimbabwe

    Saturday, February 15, 2020
    UNESCO G-WADI and Princeton Climate Analytics have developed a new Flood and Drought Monitoring and Forecasting system for Mozambique & Zimbabwe with a 0.05° (∼5 km) resolution. The system is based on the continental African Flood and Drought Monitor (AFDM), which has been updated to a higher resolution near real-time system using a combination of existing datasets used in the operational AFDM and newly available datasets. The product is intended to provide advance warning of impending floods and droughts. The hydrological model, which provides daily, freely accessible historic data and fo... Read More
  • Climate Risk-Informed Decision Analysis Featured at COP25

    Friday, January 10, 2020
    CLIMATE RISK-INFORMED DECISION ANALYSIS FEATURED AT COP25 Anil Mishra of UNESCO IHP discussing the use of CRIDA at the 25th Conference of the Parties. Photo Credit: Henk Ovink. Climate Risk-Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) and related risk-based water management approaches were featured at the various events at the 25th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25). The CRIDA methology was jointly developed by UNESCO-IHP and its G-WADI major initiative, the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM), the Alliance for Glo... Read More

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