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

November 12, 2017
Back in 2004, the founders of Facebook launched their service to a select group of university students. Thirteen years later and the social network platform has...
October 12, 2017
The peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean has passed but the storms are not yet over. Hurricane Harvey broke rainfall records in the continental USA wi...
August 31, 2017
This November, Argentina will host the Water and Development Congress, organized by the International Water Association (IWA), an event that will attract leadin...
In early 2016, it was reported that the salinity level of water in Thailand’s Chao Phraya River was dangerously high, putting the safety of drinking water for...

News / Events

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...
July 24, 2017
Contribute to a better water future with your work The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 Programme Committee  is looking for contributions under...
December 12, 2016
13 – 16 November 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina The International Water Association (IWA) and its main partner in Buenos Aires, Argentina´s Ministry of Intern...
06 Apr - 07 Apr 2017 Netherlands/Amsterdam
6 Apr 2017 12:00:00 7 Apr 2017 18:00:00 Europe/London Pan-European Symposium on Water and Sanitation Safety Planning and Extreme Weather Events – Supported IWA Event Amsterdam - Netherlands International Water Association contact@iwa.net