AWARENET participated in the workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in Human Settlements Using IWRM Tools, Amman, Jordan – 22-24 May 2016

 

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Six nominated AWARENET members participated in the UN ESCWA and ACWUA Workshop on Climate Change Adaption in Human Settlements Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools, which took place on 22-24 May 2016 in Amman, Jordan.

The workshop participants discussed assessment tools, policies and measures that can enhance the resilience of human settlements to climate change. The outputs of the regional climate modelling projections developed under the RICCAR project served as a basis for the discussions. The workshop focused on adaptation measures and planning tools for water supply and sanitation infrastructure affected by climate change and extreme weather events, such as floods and landslides. Finally, debates addressed innovative water management tools, appropriate for use in water-scarce environments. AWARENET members presented best practices at national and local level.

The workshop was organized by UN ESCWA and ACWUA as part of the Project on ‘Developing the Capacities of the Arab Countries for Climate Change Adaptation’, which seeks to assist Arab Governments in applying Integrated Water Resource Management tools for climate change adaption. Several other workshops took place as part of this project, addressing the five key sectors of agriculture, economic development, environment, health and human settlements.

For further information please visit: https://www.unescwa.org/events/climate-change-adaptation-human-settlements-using-integrated-water-resources-management-iwrm

AWARENET participated in the UN ESCWA workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in the Economic Development Sector Using IWRM Tools, Amman, Jordan – 25-27 May 2016

Ten nominated AWARENET members participated in the UN ESCWA Workshop on Climate Change Adaption in the Economic Development Sector Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools, which took place on 25-27 May 2016 in Amman, Jordan.

The workshop focused on the impacts of climate change on water resources and the effects on economic development. Participants discussed how IWRM tools could be incorporated into economic strategies, policies and plans. For example the application of Integrated Assessment Economic Models (IAMs) can estimate the economic cost of climate change based on the regional climate projections. Such information can be drawn upon to support the preparation of national and sector based adaptation and development plans. AWARENET members presented best practices at national and local level.

The workshop was organized by UN ESCWA as part of the Project ‘Developing the Capacities of the Arab Countries for Climate Change Adaptation’, which assists Arab Governments in applying Integrated Water Resource Management tools for climate change adaption. As part of the same project, several other workshops were organized on the five key sectors of agriculture, economic development, environment, health and human settlements.

For further information please visit: https://www.unescwa.org/events/climate-change-adaptation-economic-development-sector-using-integrated-water-resources

AWARENET participated in Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in the Agricultural Sector Using IWRM Tools, Beirut, Lebanon, 15 to 17 February 2016

Six nominated AWARENET members participated in the UN ESCWA and ACSAD Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in the Agricultural Sector Using Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Tools, Beirut, Lebanon, 15-17 February 2016.

The workshop is part of a series addressing five key sectors: agriculture, economic development, environment, health, and human settlements. This workshop focuses on the agricultural sector only.

Further information: https://www.unescwa.org/events/workshop-climate-change-adaptation-agricultural-sector-using-integrated-water-resources .