• State of California, USA, adopts G-WADI’s Climate Risk-Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) as its Climate Change Adaptation Approach

    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
  • 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

    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 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