This is the first in a series of webinars under the theme of "Climate-Resilient Water Management Approaches: Adaptation in an Age of Uncertainty" organized by UNESCO’s Division of Water Sciences, the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) and the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM).
During this webinar, participants will be introduced to bottom-up approaches for resilient water management — their evolution, their potentials for application, and examples of successful implementation. Presenters will discuss the means by which decision makers, policymakers, and even practitioners can better address uncertainties through the use of new frameworks such as Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA), published by UNESCO and ICIWaRM, and the World Bank’s Decision Tree Framework. Case studies from Thailand and Mexico will highlight key elements of these complementary approaches and the wide-ranging stakeholders involved. Following a set of presentations, participants will join the conversation through a moderated panel discussion. Outcomes will help shape subsequent webinars in the series.
- Abou Amani, Director, a.i., Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO, Secretary of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP)
- Gert Verreet, Flemish Government, Department Economy Science and Innovation (EWI), Belgium
- Will Logan, Director, International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM)
- John Matthews, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
- Guillermo Mendoza, Senior Water Resources Engineer, ICIWaRM
- Sarah Freeman, Water Resources Engineer, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Anil Mishra, Programme Specialist, Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO