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Monday, May 10, 2021
The sixth UNESCO (G-WADI)-AGWA-ICIWaRM webinar in a series on Adaptation in an age of uncertainty: tools for climate-resilient water management approaches took place on 27 April 2021. It focused on urban water resilience cases from South America, specifically concerning the coastal delta city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, and the Guadalquivir and Azero basins of Bolivia. Both addressed the impacts of climate change and hydrological extremes and their consequences to urban water management.
Hydro-climatic extremes such as heavy rainfall and floods are responsible for catastrophic impacts worldwide. De... Read More
Thursday, April 15, 2021
The near-real-time precipitation dataset developed by the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing (CHRS) of the University of California, Irvine, has been updated and improved, as documented in a recent article in the Journal of Meteorology.
Developed and maintained with support from UNESCO G-WADI and others, the original Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information Using Artificial Neural Networks– Cloud Classification System (PERSIANN-CCS) dataset provides hourly, quasi-global, infrared-based precipitation estimates at 0.04° × 0.04° spatial resolution with a short latency... Read More
Saturday, March 20, 2021
The fifth UNESCO (IHP G-WADI)-AGWA-ICIWaRM webinar in a series on Adaptation in an age of uncertainty: tools for climate-resilient water management approaches took place on Wednesday, 10 March 2021. It focused on the climate-water-energy nexus, drawing upon experiences and lessons learned in South Asia.
Presenters shared two different approaches to climate risk assessments recently applied in Sri Lanka and Nepal. The first presentation highlighted experience implementing a comprehensive analysis of infrastructure vulnerability in transport, water, and energy sectors by integrating a “top-down”... Read More
Friday, February 5, 2021
To better monitor adaptation and resilience-related action, the World Bank’s Action Plan on Climate Change and Resilience has created a “Resilience Rating System” (RRS) for building and tracking resilience to climate change and disaster risks.
The main objectives of the RRS are to:
Better inform decision-makers, client countries, and other stakeholders by providing specific assessment and reporting criteria to track resilience,
Create incentives for more and better climate adaptation through enhanced transparency and standardized reporting of a project’s climate resilience
Identify best p... Read More
Friday, January 15, 2021
Climate Risk-Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) is a bottom-up water resources planning framework that helps us to make better informed decisions in water management under future uncertainty using robust, flexible approaches that can be institutionalized into consistent, replicable, and accessible outcomes. The five-step CRIDA methodology has been described in a 2018 UNESCO-ICIWaRM publication, which has been featured in a UNESCO open learning course, a webinar series, and various international workshops.
Now this publication is available in Spanish. Titled Análisis de Decisiones Basadas en... Read More