• G-WADI Provides Input to FRIEND Inter-Group Coordination Committee Meeting

    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
  • G-WADI's Water Planning Methodology Sets the Pace as UNESCO’s First Open Learning Course

    Unesco Open Learning
    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
  • G-WADI Joins Five UNESCO Category 2 Centers in Organizing Transboundary Cooperation Session at Cairo Water Week

    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
  • USAID Champions G-WADI’s CRIDA Methodology in Southern Africa

    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