UNESCO-IHP and French Water Academy host seminar for 6th World Water Forum on adaptation to climate change impacts
In March 2012, the city of Marseilles will host the 6th edition of the World Water Forum, the greatest international gathering dedicated to water.
This three-yearly process organized by the World Water Council brings together political and economic decision-makers, as well as representatives of the civil society, to raise the main thematic, regional, and political issues of water resources management around the world. Striving to be the "Forum of Solutions", the 6th World Water Forum (WWF-6) has identified 12 Priorities for Action and aims at proposing concrete solutions and encouraging firm commitments from the different stakeholders.
As part of the thematic Priority for Action "Respond to climate and global changes in an urbanizing world", the French Water Academy and UNESCO are co-leading target 3.3.2: "Management of climate change uncertainties in water planning".
In order to identify solutions to be held to the WWF-6, UNESCO-IHP and the French Water Academy will organize an international seminar "Raising awareness and enhancing adaptive capacity of water resources planning and management to climate change impacts", on 14-15 November at UNESCO Headquarters, which will bring together scientists and water basin managers from all over the world to discuss the ways for decision-makers to better deal with uncertainties related to climate change impacts on water resources in water planning and management.