Global conference on climate-resilient water management approaches

Climate change is accelerating even as countries across the globe devise strategies to mitigate its impacts and adapt to new normals. The effects of climate change are most acutely felt through impacts on the water cycle and water-related extreme events. In order to ensure water supply for humans and the environment while simultaneously meeting the world’s ambitious climate and development goals, decision makers and regulators will need to adopt a new paradigm for resilient water management that embraces the uncertain future ahead. Enabling climate resilience and sustainable development depends critically on urgent and ambitious emission reductions coupled with coordinated sustained and increasingly ambitious adaptation actions (IPCC, 2019).

The goal of this three-day conference, held prior to COP26, is to build capacity around new approaches to assessing and addressing climate risk across sectors, including their vast potential within global climate policy and sustainable development agendas.
The objectives of this conference are: 1) to introduce participants to the technical and practical components of bottom-up approaches for climate adaptation; 2) to share a global set of case studies; and 3) to identify the policies and institutional capacity needed to more widely incorporating these approaches within national climate programs, climate finance, and the private sector. 4) to present the outcome of the conference to policy community at COP-26. The conference will also contribute to the formulation of strategies for the 9th Phase of IHP (IHP-IX; 2022-2029).


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 02.11.2020 09:00 local time
End 04.11.2020 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Mishra, Anil
Organizer SC/HYD/HSS
Contact Anil Mishra ( and Patrycja Breskvar (
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Room Room IX, Room VI, Room VII, Room III
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 90
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