Water Security and Climate Change Conference 2022

1-3 December 2022, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok 

The Water Security and Climate Change Conference (WSCC) is an annual event where scientists, policy makers, and stakeholders from various sectors discuss the diverse facets of water security and its relationship to climate variability and climate change.  

WSCC aims to provide a platform for discussions on water and food secure societies, by creating a stimulating environment that produces innovative ideas and clear pathways towards their implementation. 

For more information, see the event website.  

AWP and Partners at WSCC22

Climate Action to Develop Resilient Water Smart Cities 

Our growing cities offer opportunities for improved wealth, health and wellbeing. Water management impacts most aspects of urban development and will be a key determinant in whether the opportunities offered by urban growth are realised.  

At the same time climate change is bringing increasing challenges across the water sector with more variability in rainfall, and associated drought, water scarcity and flooding; higher demand due to temperatures and extreme heat; and challenges to infrastructure through fire, disaster and sea level rise.  

Feasible and effective adaptation strategies have become necessary to achieve sustainable and resilient development. These strategies must be place based, integrated and multi-sectoral in order to reduce social inequalities and vulnerabilities associated with climate change.  

Water Sensitive Cities Australia, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Australian Water Partnership (AWP) will convene a 90-minute session focussing on Climate Action to Develop Resilient Water Smart Cities. The session will start with a scene setting overview on the diverse impacts of climate change in the Indo-Pacific region and the effects of water management in cities across a range of socio-ecological zones.  

This will be followed by presentations from experts providing examples of tackling water-related climate impacts, adaptation strategies and building resilience from a large city a secondary city and a coastal urban area. These perspectives will highlight approaches to climate change adaption strategies across different geographies. A panel discussion following these presentations will encourage the audience to reflect on key learnings and present an opportunity for knowledge exchange. 

Speakers:  

  • Dr John Dore, DFAT 
  • Dr. Laura Beckwith, AWP 
  • Representative from the Pacific Community (TBC) 
  • Representative from Thailand (TBC) 
  • Dr Jianbin Wang, WSCA 

Facilitator: Dr Rutmanee Ongsakul (DFAT) 

Join our session online by registering here.

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1-3 December 2022, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok  The Water Security and Climate Change Conference (WSCC) is an annual event where scientists, policy makers, and stakeholders from various sectors discuss the diverse facets of water security and its relationship to climate variability and climate change.   WSCC aims to provide a platform for discussions on water […]

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