Linking the Science-Policy-Practice Interface:
Urban water security frameworks for climate adaptation actions in cities & SDGs achievement
|Date and time (ICT)||To be decided by the organizers|
|Partner||International Water Resources Association (IWRA)|
|Title||Linking the Science-Policy-Practice Interface: Urban water security frameworks for climate adaptation actions in cities & SDGs achievement|
|Objective(s)||1. To provide an overview of existing urban water security framework
1. To discuss on the functionality of the urban water security framework
|Abstract||More than 50% of the global population is living in urban areas and the number of urban dwellers is increasing fast. Cities only cover 2% of the earth’s surface but are responsible for producing 98% of the GDP. Cities are therefore extremely vulnerable for water (in)security and climate change. Climate adaptation measures are extremely urgently needed to maintain economic prosperity and accommodate the growth.
And, although climate change adaptation and changes in water infrastructure are extremely costly, lack of climate adaptation and costs of inactions will be immense compared to the required investments. Climate adaptation and creating urban water security are important tasks but are also extremely complex because of the many aspects included and the large number of stakeholders involved. Assessment frameworks and metrics are important to unravel the complexity, set priorities and incentivize actions.Time for actions is now, but climate adaptation and infrastructure investments for developing water security are also long-term investments. Therefore, including a young professionals and future leaders in decision making is very important too.
|Mode of delivery||Hybrid|
|Contact person||Dr. Hassan Tolba Aboelnga|