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Addressing Water Management Challenges through Decision Scaling and Adaptation Pathways
This webinar will be the third installment in the monthly series on climate-resilient water management approaches, hosted by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP), together with the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) and the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM). During the webinar, participants will be introduced to two bottom-up approaches: Decision Scaling and Adaptation Pathways. Presenters will touch on the processes’ history, relevance, and practical applications. To highlight their role in addressing water management challenges, presenters will share real-life examples of case studies that were performed using the two approaches.

The decision scaling approach was developed in order to assess the significance of climate risks and identifying system vulnerabilities in water resource projects. This robustness-based bottom-up approach serves as a decision support tool to assist project planning under uncertainty.

With an emphasis on flexibility as a means to achieve project objectives, the adaptation pathways approach allows users to plan a sequence of investments or policy actions over time while taking uncertainty and changing conditions into account. The output is an adaptation pathways map which provides insight into policy options, the sequencing of actions over time, potential lock-ins, and path dependencies.

Presentations will be given conjointly by local and international project experts. Open discussions will be held with the audience via Q&A.

Oct 29, 2020 03:30 PM in Paris

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