Sunday, October 25, 2020
G-WADI and five UNESCO Category 2 Centers organized a session titled “Transboundary cooperation for improved data sharing, flood and drought mitigation, and river basin management” at the Third Cairo Water Week, held 18-22 October 2020. About 80 people participated virtually.
The principal organizer of the session was the International Centre for Water Cooperation (ICWC; Sweden). The other participating UNESCO-affiliated centers were the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (ICWRGC; Germany), the Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft; The Netherlands), the Internation... Read More
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The second webinar in the series, “Climate-Resilient Water Management Approaches: Adaptation in an Age of Uncertainty”, was held on Thursday, 24 September and hosted by UNESCO. It was titled, “Incorporating Climate Risks into Decision Making through CRIDA: Perspectives from Zambia and Chile”. About 220 people participated.
UNESCO’s Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO category 2 center ICIWaRM, and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) organized the series of webinars to introduce the technical and practical components of bottom-up approaches, spanning a range of topics and underscore... Read More
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
The USAID Resilient Waters Program’s goal is “to build more resilient and water secure Southern African communities and ecosystems through improved management of trans-boundary natural resources and increased access to safe drinking water and sanitation services.” Recently the program discovered that UNESCO G-WADI’s Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) approach to water management can help strengthen the ability their partner institutions to respond to climate change. CRIDA provides bottom-up, stepwise planning guidance for water resources planners, managers, and engineers to incorp... Read More
Saturday, August 15, 2020
California’s $3.2 trillion economy—ranked 5th globally if it were a country—depends greatly on water. Water for agriculture, water for drinking, water for power, and water for ecosystems. California’s Water Plan has a broad and diverse portfolio of recommended actions to address its many often conflicting water challenges—flood risk, surface- and groundwater supplies, and habitat and species resiliency. And this delicate water balance is potentially threatened by climate change.
In July 2020, the California (USA) Department of Water Resources published a Climate Change Adaptation Plan (https:... Read More
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