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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
Monday, December 7, 2020
The Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme is beginning the eighth and final year of its eighth phase (IHP-VIII; Water Security), and strategic planning is near completion for IHP-IX, which will cover the period 2022-2029. In conjunction with this transition period, the Inter-Group Coordination Committee of IHP’s FRIEND-Water (Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data) initiative Meeting met on the 25th of November to evaluate their current activities and strategize over future ones. Other IHP initiatives, including G-WADI, were invited to intervene to identify synergies... Read More
Monday, November 9, 2020
CRIDA sets the pace as UNESCO’s first open learning course
As announced in UNESCO’s News stream, on 2nd November 2020, the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa launched an online course on the G-WADI developed Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) methodology. It was the first course on any topic hosted on the recently developed UNESCO open learning platform. The targeted participants/students come from government officials from the ministries of water, local authorities, engineers, academia and elsewhere.
In this self-paced online course, the participants are being introdu... Read More