Climate Risk, Water Management and Sustainable Agriculture
|Date and time (ICT)||To be decided by the organizers|
|Partner||Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)|
|Title||Climate Risk, Water Management and Sustainable Agriculture|
|Abstract||Existing evidence suggests that the impact of climate variability and human-induced climate change on hydrology will accentuate in near future, especially in the global south impacting water availability for different sectors. To better prepare and adapt to such impacts, the risk posed by the climate-induced extremes needs to be assessed, and subsequently, interventions should be planned to ensure water security for domestic, productive, and environmental purposes. In this reference, the session ‘Climate Risk, Water Management and Sustainable Agriculture’ will open with a context-setting presentation that will provide an assessment of the climate extreme hotspots (including an example from the global south) with a focus on the complexities and non-linear trends and patterns, and the risk they pose to the communities in terms of water stress.
Further, the potential of water accounts and scenario-based water balance analysis for identifying interventions to reduce water deficit at the river basin scale and adapt to climate-induced risk will be demonstrated through specific case studies.
Finally, the evidence on sustainable agricultural and water management practices that can prepare communities in building resilience to climate-induced risk will be presented. This will include conditions and the contextual factors that influence the adoption of climate-smart water management practices. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion that will deliberate on the need for such integrated assessments and how mainstreaming climate risks consideration in efforts on providing water and food security can lead to a larger benefit to society, the economy, and the environment.
|Speakers||Ms. Henriette Faergemann
Mr. Nitin Bassi
Ms. Kangkanika Neog
|Mode of delivery||Hybrid|
|Contact person||Mr. Nitin Bassi|