Water and Climate Change

Climate change is expected to affect and complicate all aspects of water-related issues, including drinking water, agriculture, ecosystems, navigation and hydropower, and UN-Water engages with this topic on many levels. UNW-DPC actively supports the UN-Water Task Force on Climate Change, specifically in its mapping activities. More information on the UN-Water Task Force on Climate Change, chaired by WMO, can be found here.

UNW-DPC is also coordinating a major UN-Water initiative on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies", which it kicked off in March 2013 together with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). For more information, visit the project's platform at http://www.ais.unwater.org/droughtmanagement

Other past UNW-DPC activities on this topic have included the training workshop on "Climate and Water Affairs", held in Skopje in April 2009, and UNW-DPC has also dedicated an entire issue of its "Capacity Pool" newsletter to Climate Change.

Proceedings of the Second Regional Drought Workshop, for LAC

UNW-DPC has published a proceedings for the second regional workshop, for Latin American and Caribbean Countries, in the UN-Water initiative on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies". Find out more at the project's online platform in the UN-Water Activity Information System.

Fifth Regional Drought Workshop (for Near East and North Africa)

After a successful kick-off in Geneva and a series of regional workshops for Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern/Southern Africa in 2013 and 2014, WMO, UNCCD, FAO, CBD and UNW-DPC organized a fifth regional workshop for Near East and North African countries in Cairo, Egypt from 17-20 November 2014, on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies".

Fourth Regional Drought Workshop (for Eastern and Southern Africa)

After a successful kick-off in Geneva and a series of regional workshops for Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia in 2013 and 2014, WMO, UNCCD, FAO, CBD and UNW-DPC organized a further regional workshop for Eastern and Southern Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 5-8 August, on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies". |Read more

Third Regional Drought Workshop (for Asia-Pacific region)

After a successful kick-off in Geneva and regional workshops for Eastern Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013, WMO, UNCCD, FAO,  CBD and UNW-DPC organized a further regional workshop, this time for the Asia-Pacific region, in Viet Nam from 6-9 May 2014 within the UN-Water initiative on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies". Click here to visit the initiative's platform and here for the summary report.