Workshop on water and climate change: how to develop an adaptation strategy in transboundary basins

10–11 May 2010, Geneva • The workshop will bring together countries and main international actors engaged in activities on water and adaptation to climate change, in particular in transboundary basins. It aims to exchange practical experience and share lessons-learned on the technical and strategic aspects of adapting to climate change, and analyse the specific challenges of adapting water management to climate change in the transboundary context.

IPCC Technical Paper on Climate Change and Water

This Technical Paper addresses the issue of freshwater. Sealevel rise is dealt with only insofar as it can lead to impacts on freshwater in coastal areas and beyond. Climate, freshwater, biophysical and socio-economic systems are interconnected in complex ways. Hence, a change in any one of these can induce a change in any other. Freshwater-related issues are critical in determining key regional and sectoral vulnerabilities. Therefore, the relationship between climate change and freshwater resources is of primary concern to human society and also has implications for all living species.

New (and old) key publications online

We have put a few new (and ‘classical’) key publications by Dutch hydrologists online under «Dutch hydrology».

Workshop climate change adaptation in Indonesia

Under the umbrella of main organizer CPWC, the UNESCO-IHE Insititute for Water Education, together with Indonesian and Dutch partners, will contribute to a workshop on adaptation to climate change in Jakarta, Indonesia. The workshop (8–9 March 2010) will be held in the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding by 4 parties in both Indonesia and the Netherlands (Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (V&W) and Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, VROM).

Water on Planet Mars: Follow the Flow

5–16 July 2010, Utrecht • Planet Mars has water ice near its surface, and dry rivers, deltas and gigantic canyons attest to past water flow on the surface. But how much water did flow on Mars? What was the past climate, and how long was the planet wet? Was there ever life on Mars and could we live there in the future?

21st Salt Water Intrusion Meeting

21–25 June 2010, Azores • The 21st Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM21 – AZORES 2010) will this year be held at the University of Azores, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

Hashimoto Action Plan II released

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) is embarking on its next strategic phase with the release of the Hashimoto Action Plan II.

Henry Darcy Lecture 2009 report available

The report of the symposium in Amsterdam, 5 November 2009, on the use of isotopes and tracers in hydrology, combined with the 2009 Henry Darcy Lecture, is now available online.

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