Climate Change

Climate Change

Water-related hazards account for 90% of all natural hazards and their frequency and intensity is generally rising.

Climate change most significantly manifests in disrupting the water cycle. Changing weather and water patterns are driving global water scarcity, and increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events.  The impacts transverse scales and resiliency at the basin, city and utility level need to be coordinated to ensure adaptation measures are effective.

Projects

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Water-Wise Cities

Humanity cannot thrive and survive without water. Cities cannot function without water. A simple, but powerful reality. ...

Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigat...

Carbon and greenhouse gas emissions are driving climate change. Changes in our climate are changes in water, as these gr...

Transitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorro...

Enabling communities to Achieve a Sustainable, Low-carbon Water Future Without Compromising Service Quality The central...

Flood and Drought Management Tools

Developing a package of web-based technical applications (tools), applied individually or together to include informatio...

Preparing for Extreme and Rare Events in Coastal R...

Developing Adaptive Risk Management Approaches and Increasing Resilience of Coastal Regions to Impacts of Climate Variab...

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

September 19, 2018
Water resource challenges in the Philippines For many people in the Philippines, water through heavy rains has always been an abundant resource. More recently h...
September 17, 2018
The UN reports that the world is currently not on track to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6 by 2030. What’s your assessment? The challenge with SDG 6 is th...
September 12, 2018
Datasets in the Flood and Drought Portal In my previous blog, I briefly introduced the Flood and Drought Portal (http://www.flooddroughtmonitor.com/), and indic...
August 16, 2018
A week after about 179 people were killed in deadly floods in the western part of Japan in July, the country experienced the hottest days in 5 years. Across Eur...

News / Events

July 9, 2018
The Portuguese city of Lisbon has won the European Green Capital Award for 2020, while the title of European Green Leaf 2019 goes jointly to the cities of Corne...
June 26, 2018
In today’s interconnected world, the interaction between knowledge, communication and action is more vital than ever before, access to the right information i...
April 20, 2018
Since the launch of the IWA Principles for Water-Wise Cities at the 2016 World Water Congress and Exhibition in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, cities all over...
September 1, 2017
IWA and C40 are joining efforts to connect water professionals and city officials to support, promote and enable progressive water-related solutions that contri...