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.

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 will organize a further regional workshop for Eastern and Southern Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies".

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.

Second Regional Drought Workshop (for Latin America)

After a successful kick-off in Geneva in March 2013 and first regional workshop for Eastern Europe in Bucharest, Romania, WMO, UNCCD, FAO and UNW-DPC organized the second in a series of regional workshops for the UN-Water initiative on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies" from 4-6 December 2013 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Further workshops will follow around the world throughout 2014. Click here to visit the initiative's platform and for the summary report.

First Regional Drought Workshop (for Eastern Europe)

After a successful kick-off in Geneva in March 2013, WMO, UNCCD, FAO and UNW-DPC organized the first in a series of regional workshops for the UN-Water initiative on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies" from 9-11 July 2013 in Bucharest, with further workshops to follow around the world throughout 2012 and 2013. Click here to visit the initiative's platform and here for the summary report.