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Report 'Living with Water' on climate adaptation in the world's deltas This report from the Global Center on Adaptation brings together inspiring case studies from around the globe to galvanize governments and citizens helping the half a billion people living in delta communities who are imperiled by climate change. The report was published with the support of the Delta Alliance international secretariat. The case study on Argentina was co-authored by the Delta Alliance Argentina Wing.
Global Center on Adaptation / Delta Alliance international secretariat, Tuesday 2 February 2021
Delta Alliance Director Dr Kim van Nieuwaal presented at Climate Adaptation Summit The Delta Alliance Director Dr Kim van Nieuwaal gave a presentation on Nature-based Solutions in Deltas, during the Vietnam side event at the Climate Adaptation Summit in January 2021.
Delta Alliance Secretary, Tuesday 26 January 2021
New appointment for Prof Dr Pavel Kabat Professor Dr Pavel Kabat, Chair of the International Governing Board of Delta Alliance, will become the next Secretary-General of the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) as of 1 July 2021. He will continue with his position at Delta Alliance.
Delta Alliance Secretary, Tuesday 26 January 2021
Navigating rivers and deltas towards a sustainable future The River Basin Delta Tool ‘Navigating rivers and deltas towards a sustainable future’ presents current and future challenges for rivers and deltas in more detail and explores various options for bending the trend in increasing pressures caused by socio-economic developments and climate change. The Tool is developed by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and is a follow up to The Geography of Future Water Challenges report.
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Monday 25 January 2021
Bangladesh Delta Bulletin, no. 6 This quarterly newsletter contains short messages, news and announcements, with the objective to share knowledge and experience related to adaptive delta management and the implementation of the Bangladesh Delta Plan. This bulletin is jointly prepared by Delta Alliance Wing members in Bangladesh, in collaboration with Bangladesh Delta Forum, DeltaCap, Joint Cooperation Programme Bangladesh – the Netherlands and NWO-project on MOTA.
Delta Alliance International Secretariat, Friday 22 January 2021
Report webinar series Nature-based Solutions November 2020 Three weekly webinars about Nature-based Solutions have been organised by Fundación Torcuato Di Tella, Delta Alliance Argentinean Wing, Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) and the International Forum on Urbanism (IFOU), under the auspices of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Buenos Aires. The webinars created a space for internationally renowned experts to share their knowledge and experiences in the field. Likewise, attendees were able to share their views on the lessons learned and future challenges.
Delta Alliance Argentinean Wing, Thursday 21 January 2021
Report on Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing Training for Building Capacity on Coping with Climate Vulnerability Under Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing Strengthening activity, the Institute of Water Modelling (IWM) organized a 5- day training program from 22 to 26 November, 2020 through Online by ZOOM. The objective of the training program was to build capacity on coping with climate vulnerability and climate change on a partnership approach.
Delta Alliance & Institute of Water Modelling, Tuesday 5 January 2021
Delta Alliance Report Workshop on Creating Flood Resilient Cities in the Mekong Delta: Opportunities and Challenges The workshop, held on 22 December 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, was a great opportunity for researchers and the authorities of the Mekong Delta Cities to improve their understanding to each other's work. Besides, the workshop was a perfect place for the different cities in the Mekong Delta to share and learn from practical experiences in urban flooding management, relevant policy, awareness improvement on the importance of the enhancing flood resilience for the cities.
Delta Allaince & Institute for Environment and Resources (VNUHCM-IER), Monday 4 January 2021
Forward looking decision making in the Dutch delta Dr Wieke Pot defended in March 2020 her PhD thesis ‘Deciding for tomorrow today; what makes governmental decisions about water infrastructure forward looking’. She addresses the criteria for, and measurements of, a forward-looking decision that define whether a governmental investment decision can qualify as forward looking. Furthermore, she looks into enabling conditions and clusters the strategies and mechanisms into five main interaction processes that shape the extent to which governmental investment decisions about water infrastructure become forward looking. The work introduces a new theory of forward-looking decision making. The theory can be used to assess, explain, and improve the extent to which governments make forward-looking decisions about their water infrastructure. Applying this to infrastructure investment decisions reveals the extent to which, and the reasons why, governments use methods and tools to support decisions about long-term solutions and long-term problems.
Wageningen University & Research, Monday 14 December 2020
COVID-19 and Floods in South and Southeast Asia Floods are a regular occurrence in South and Southeast Asia. Over the past years, they have been increasingly erratic and severe. In cities as well as rural areas, floods often create emergency situations which needs relief and rescue efforts to be rolled out. In the year 2020, floods have hit India, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Myanmar (among other countries) at a time when health and relief systems are under stress due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. During a seminar on the 8th of December 2020 organized by IHE Delft and the WaterChannel, flood-risk and disaster-risk management experts from these countries led discussions around some key questions around linkages between floods and COVID. You are invited to watch the recording of the seminar.
IHE Delft, Tuesday 8 December 2020
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