ICIWaRM Plays Major Role in UNESCO Climate Conference

When UNESCO hosted its “International Conference on Climate Risk, Vulnerability and Resilience Building“, attended by over 800 people, in April 2023, ICIWaRM was a full partner. The conference, which aimed at bridging the gap between science, policy and decision-making to support effective resilience building, grew out of activities related to the UNESCO-ICIWaRM publication on Climate Risk-Informed Decision Analysis, or CRIDA.

ICIWaRM director Will Logan was a member of the conference steering committee, spoke on Integrated water resources management under conditions of global change, and moderated the session on Monitoring the impacts of hydroclimatic risks and early warning systems. Other former and current ICIWaRM personnel spoke at sessions such as Streamlining CRIDA into adaptation processes and CRIDA 2.0: Lessons learnt and Way Forward. These latter sessions provided many ideas for incorporating CRIDA into the Ninth Phase of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme over the next seven years.