Partner Outreach Series

Water in the Climate Conference – how do we understand the water and climate nexus?

Wednesday 13 October, 1:00 – 2:15pm AEDT, via Zoom

In this participatory session, we will learn the latest climate change findings and the implications/net consequences to water. Then, in breakout rooms, we will explore the diverse way in which climate and water links are understood. Input will help AWP to frame its thinking for participation in the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November. The session explores: What does the Australian water and climate for development community think are the main issues?

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Related: AWP Webinar: Managing the impacts of climate change on water security

Visual scribes by Gavin Blake capturing key messages from the session will be available below.

Scott Power

Professor Scott B. Power – Director, Centre for Applied Climate Sciences, USQ; Adjunct Professor, School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University; Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.

Professor Scott B. Power, Dip. Ed.

Scott was previously a Senior Principal Research Scientist and an International Development Officer in the Bureau of Meteorology, and a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC WGI report and an author of the IPCC Synthesis Report that informed the Paris Agreement. He has published extensively in the international literature on, e.g., climate change, Pacific and Australian climate, El Niño, climate variability and predictability, and applied climate science. He is the former head of climate research and operational climate monitoring and prediction services and the former International Development Manager in the Bureau, and the acting head of Australia’s National Climate Centre. He previously coordinated the Bureau’s participation in the Australian Climate Change Science Program, he led the development of a project to establish and enhance climate prediction services in numerous Pacific Island countries, and he co-led a program on Pacific climate change science that assisted 14 vulnerable countries in the Pacific and Timor-Leste adapt to climate change and to establish climate change services. More recently he was the Bureau lead on the development of the National Environmental Science Program’s Earth System and Climate Change Hub, and he led the development of, and now co- manages, a DFAT-funded project to increase community benefits from Early Warning Systems in the Solomon Islands.