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Webinar: Gender Roles in Water Scarcity-induced Migration
Tuesday 17 October, 2017
Published on 17 Oct 2017
weADAPT: climate change adaptation updates
Climate change adaptation articles
Published on 12 Oct 2017
Webinar: FAO Early Warning Early Action: What's new?
Thursday 12 October 2017 | 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
Published on 06 Oct 2017
Building the first Global Hydrological Status and Outlook System
HydroSOS is aimed at improving flood and drought preparedness
Published on 27 Sep 2017
Floods to cost $215 billion per year in South Asia by 2030
The devastating floods, which are expected to increase in the coming decades, are already affecting more than 9.5 million people in the region each year.
Published on 25 Sep 2017
Wetlands wait to be saved
No wetlands have been notified in Delhi-NCR since the wetlands rules were brought out in 2010. Meanwhile, draft wetlands rules are set to decentralise its management to states.
Published on 25 Sep 2017
Every drop that matters!
A short film provides insight into the water sector situation in the Marathwada region in Maharashtra.
Published on 25 Sep 2017
The state of food security and nutrition in the world 2017
How close are we to zero hunger?
Published on 18 Sep 2017
Upcoming webinars addresing climate change adaptation
Organised by AWRA Webinar Center
Published on 14 Sep 2017
Floods and Droughts: risks, challenges and solutions in a climate changing environment
Organised by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Water Association (IWA) November 14th - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Published on 11 Sep 2017
7th IWA-ASPIRE Conference 2017 & Water Malaysia Exhibition 2017
From the 11th to the 14th of September in Kuala Lumpur
Published on 05 Sep 2017
Does the GEF-supported TDA-SAP process help countries achieve SDG14 targets?
A recently published UNDP report “Large Marine Ecosystems and Sustainable Development: A review of Strategic Management Processes and Goals” suggests that there is an intrinsic alignment between the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis-Strategic Action Programme (TDA-SAP) Process and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 14 Targets and Indicators.
Published on 30 Aug 2017
Transboundary data sharing helps Bangladesh prepare for floods
Bangladesh is better prepared to deal with floods caused by heavy monsoon rains, thanks to river water level updates from India and China, but India’s Assam still reels
Published on 29 Aug 2017
World Rivers Day | Update #4
Published on 25 Aug 2017
Using Indicators for Improved Water Resources Management: Guide for basin managers and practitioners
Guideline about indicators for better basin resource planning and management
Published on 24 Aug 2017
We all have issues… to analyse
Blog
Published on 21 Aug 2017
Webinar: Changing Flood Risks in the California Central Valley under Climate Change
August 16, 2017 | 1pm Eastern US Time
Published on 15 Aug 2017
Webinar: Approaches to assessment, tracking and modelling the Source-to-Sea interactions
UN Environment-DHI and the Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management (S2S Platform) have jointly developed a series of webinars focusing on the source-to-sea management on the 15th of August (15:00 CEST).
Published on 10 Aug 2017
First global indicator-based assessment of all Transboundary River Basins
Now you only need a one stop shop! Transboundary Water Assessment Programme (TWAP)
Published on 31 Jul 2017
FDMT Issue Analysis application
Release note / July 2017
Published on 17 Jul 2017
New Water Utility Response On-The-Go App
Install the Response On-The-Go App on your Apple or Android Mobile Device
Published on 22 Jun 2017
Environmental Hazards Methodologies for Risk Assessment and Management
Editor: Nicolas R. Dalezios
Published on 13 Jun 2017
Twitter guideline
Twitter is an easy way to discover the latest news related to subjects you are interested. It is also a quick way to share what you are going with others.
Published on 26 May 2017
Blog guideline
The blog is all about personal perspectives that, by shining a light on complex issues, make the work of the organisation more understandable; it acts to put a human face to the organisation and the issues. The blog increases the amount of regular, good quality, original material that can be promoted through other channels, particularly social media.
Published on 26 May 2017
How the Rainbow Nation dried up
Can South Africa regain its adaptive capacity after suffering its biggest ever drought? By Tony Turton
Published on 24 May 2017
New tool could help to predict, prevent surging waters in flood plains
Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Published on 23 May 2017
Global efforts to address droughts and the role of Early Warning Systems (EWS)
About the global approach to dealing with droughts and UNCCD’s efforts in supporting countries in combating them. Early Warning Systems part of national drought policies suggested by UNCCD.
Published on 22 May 2017
Drought and Water Crises Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition
Over the past decade there have been extraordinary advances towards drought risk reduction with the development of new water-conserving technologies, and new tools for planning, vulnerability and impact assessment, mitigation, and policy. Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition comprehensively captures this evolving progress as it discusses drought management in the light of present risks, global climate change and public policy actions.
Published on 22 May 2017
New FAO tool offers water-scarce countries and river basins a way to boost productivity
Using real-time satellite data to track water productivity in agriculture
Published on 19 May 2017
Webinar: The challenges and experiences in developing multi-objective basin plans
NEP-DHI Partnership in collaboration with DHI and the International Water Association (IWA) is organising a basin planning webinar on the 17th of May(13.00 CET) as part of a series of technical and thematic webinars focusing on innovative approaches to Floods and Droughts planning and management for basins and water utilities. The focus will be on basin planning within the context of climate change.
Published on 12 May 2017
Environmental Hazards: Methodologies for Risk Assessment and Management
New book on methodologies for risk assessment and management now available for purchase
Published on 04 May 2017
VBA hosts 3rd Project Steering Committee in Akosombo, Ghana
5-7 April 2017
Published on 03 May 2017
FDMT Water Indicator application
Release note
Published on 02 May 2017
Expert training for the water utilities in Bangkok
The focus on the technical training was on the catchment and basin aspect of the water utility through i) data and information availability through satellite data to supplement the existing observation network, ii) support to the WSP process through the web-based WSP tool and iii) catchment and basin assessments using the basin planning tool (still under development) enabling PWA to evaluate the impact on the water availability from different types of investments in the Chao Phraya basin.
Published on 02 May 2017
From data and information to planning
On the 5th and 6th of September, The Hydro-informatics Centre (HIC) organised a workshop with participants from Myanmar, Thailand (HAII), ESA and the UNEP Floods and Droughts Management Tools project (DHI/IWA). The aim of the workshop was to enhance the levels of understanding around the possibilities and need for data and hydroinformatics in assessments of impacts and risks of climate change, droughts and floods in Myanmar.
Published on 28 Apr 2017
EbA Road Map: The implementation of Ecosystem based Adaptation for Flood and Drought Management
Stakeholder participation are conducted to ensure the acceptance from the communities To foster the rather new concept of EbA in Thailand‘s Flood and Drought Management GIZ-ECOSWat developed together with Department for Water resources and the Royal Irrigation Department a so called “EbA Road Map” ( Read More ) to help water related organization to understand and apply the process of implementation of EbA measures into their flood and drought resp. Most of EbA measures need space for implementation and people mostly are not willing to give their land which can be the obstacle for the implementation of EbA
Published on 26 Apr 2017
Planning for the future: collaboratively supporting decision makers to prepare and respond to floods and droughts
Support for basin and national water resource planning Basin and national water resource planning is historically supported by existing planning methods including Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and Strategic Action Programmes (TDA/SAP). Support for water security and water safety planning For water utilities, the entry point is water safety planning (WSP), a comprehensive risk assessment and management approach from catchment to consumer that aims to consistently ensure the safety and acceptability of drinking-water supply.
Published on 21 Apr 2017
New UNICEF/WHO publication on safely managed drinking water
UNICEF and WHO are pleased to announce the new Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) 2017 Thematic Report: Safely Managed Drinking Water. The report considers the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target for universal, equitable access to safely managed drinking water and outlines JMP plans for enhanced monitoring of drinking water in the SDG era. It also examines the availability of data on safely managed drinking water services.
Published on 14 Mar 2017
Webinar: Water Safety Plans – a risk management approach from catchment to consumer
UNEP-DHI Partnership in collaboration with DHI and the International Water Association (IWA) is organising a Water Safety Plan webinar on the 15th of March (13.00 CET) as part of a series of technical webinars focusing on innovative approaches to Floods and Droughts planning and management for basins and water utilities.
Published on 14 Mar 2017
First of six webinars: Engendering International Waters
IW:LEARN Webinar Series – "Engendering International Waters", executed by the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme of UNESCO (WWAP) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), held its first webinar on Gender Analysis and Mainstreaming in International Waters Projects.
Published on 14 Mar 2017
FDMT gives expert training for water utilities in Bangkok
13-15 December 2016 | Bangkok, Thailand
Published on 31 Jan 2017
Malawian delegations technical visit to HAII
By HAII
Published on 28 Nov 2016
Innovative Approaches and Tools for Improved Management of Floods and Droughts
Fourth session in UNEP-DHI Water Innovation Webinar series
Published on 28 Oct 2016
New weapons for water management
By Gareth James Lloyd (UNEP-DHI) and Oluf Zejlund Jessen (DHI)
Published on 17 Oct 2016
Threatened Food Security in Kenya
By Eng David Onyango, Joshua Oria, George Odero and Harriet Ashoro
Published on 26 Sep 2016
Possibilities and need for data and hydroinformatics in assessing impacts and risks of climate change, droughts and floods in Myanmar
On the 5th and 6th of September, The Hydro-informatics Centre (HIC) organised a workshop with participants from Myanmar, Thailand (HAII), ESA and the UNEP Floods & Droughts project (DHI/IWA).
Published on 26 Sep 2016
Workshop in Myanmar: “From Data and Information to Planning”
Flood and Drought Management Tools Workshop in Myanmar, 5-6 September, 2016 by HAII
Published on 22 Sep 2016
FDMT participates at 8th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference
Knowledge/experience sharing with a special emphasis on transboundary water management results of the GEF IW Portfolio, in the context of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Published on 04 Jul 2016
Enhancing water availability for improving livelihoods in Karamoja region, Uganda
By Gerald Kairu, GWPEA and Emmanuel Iyamulemye Niyibigira, Office of the Prime Minister-Uganda
Published on 04 Jul 2016
6th Africa Water Week
The project will participate in the Africa Water Week as part of a UNEP-DHI led session on Thursday the 21st of July.
Published on 28 Jun 2016
Overview European River Symposium 2016
Best Practices in River Basin Management | Building sustainable partnerships March 2 & 3, 2016 | Vienna
Published on 27 Jun 2016
It is more of reaction than prevention
By Harriet Ashoro | Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company Limited
Published on 08 Jun 2016
The 8th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference (IWC8)
By Wasukree Sae-tia | HAII, Thailand
Published on 08 Jun 2016
FDMT Steering Committee Meeting
By Wasukree Sae-tia | HAII, Thailand
Published on 08 Jun 2016
From tools and methodologies to innovative initiatives and experience with integration and ridge to reef
A porfolio overview developed by UNEP GEF International Waters
Published on 03 Jun 2016
Reducing flood devastation in the Nile Basin
Briefing Note 7 by ENTRO in collaboration with the World Bank
Published on 26 May 2016
ASEAN Application of Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Resilience Water Management Workshop
Monday 4th April 2016 | Bangkok, Thailand
Published on 11 Apr 2016
Rainfall apps for Africa
By HKV Consultants, The Netherlands
Published on 31 Mar 2016
Reflection on Rivers
By Katharine Cross, IWA Programme Manager
Published on 22 Mar 2016
Water Safety Planning: Linking Catchment Management with Water Supply Services
By Kizito Masinde, Programmes Officer, International Water Association
Published on 21 Mar 2016
Culmination of 2015/2016 El Nino Phenomenon and Challenges faced during ISO 9001 implementation
By Eng David Onyango, Joshua Oria and Harriet Ashoro | Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company Limited, Kenya
Published on 18 Mar 2016
Hurricanes and Floods: a study case of Myanmar flood in 2015
Authors : Vitor Vieira Vasconcelos, Chayanis Krittasudthacheewa and Chusit Apirumanekul
Published on 14 Mar 2016
Thai Meteorological Department in Respect to Disaster Management Activity
By Sukirt Kirtsaeng, Thai Meteorological Department
Published on 14 Mar 2016
Global Water Safety Conference
A pathway to universal access of safe drinking water and sanitation and improved service delivery
Published on 14 Mar 2016
Dealing with the 2015 El Niño in Kenya
15 December 2015 | David Onyango, Joshua Oria, George Odero and Harriet Ashoro
Published on 15 Dec 2015
A dialogue on drought management in Thailand and Brazil
12 December 2015 | Blog
Published on 14 Dec 2015
Why planning for floods and droughts?
Flood and Drought Symposium — United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand November 23rd, 2015
Published on 21 Nov 2015
Banks tendering IWRM for Lake Victoria
Press release ― 24 August 2015
Published on 28 Sep 2015
Water utilities and the vagaries of weather
News ― 4 September 2015
Published on 28 Sep 2015
KIWASCO experience in the water safety planning development and implementation, and the significance of the F&D DSS tool in the implementation process
Kisumu, Kenya’s third largest city, sits on the shores of the world’s second largest fresh water lake, Lake Victoria. According to Kenyan law, Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company Limited (KIWASCO) is mandated to supply water to its residents of this city. We are also sited within the wider Lake Victoria Basin and closer home in Nyando drainage basin. Water supply is critical to human lives and its socio-economic activities. With the harsh reality of climate change sinking home, we observe unpredictable and erratic weather patterns, hence the need for structured approaches to decision making.
Published on 30 Jun 2015
DSS status by June 6th 2015
News ― This news note provides a brief highlight of the ongoing developments of selected functionality within the decision support system (DSS).
Published on 30 Jun 2015
The Integrated Drought Management Programme in the Horn of Africa
The Integrated Drought Management Program in the Horn of Africa (IDMP HOA) is a regional progamme with focus to promote drought resilience of countries, communities and ecosystems in the region. The program is being implemented in eight countries including Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda. The IDMP HOA is coordinated by the Global Water Partnership Eastern Africa (GWPEA).
Published on 15 Jun 2015
Adapting to climate change: Focus on Disaster Risk Prevention with a long-term perspective
News ― F&DMT project presented at the 7th World Water Forum
Published on 26 May 2015
PSC visit Governor of Kisumu
News ― Project Steering Committee courtesy visit to the Governor of Kisumu, 3 March 2015
Published on 10 Apr 2015
Learning to Live with Water in the Chao Phraya
Blog ― Flood and drought events are becoming more frequent, severe and widespread resulting in destabilization of ecosystems, human livelihoods and supporting infrastructure, as well as substantial economic losses. In Thailand the lessons of a 2011 natural disaster have been learnt the hard way, but through research like the Flood and Drought Management Tools Project, countries are taking steps to respond and adapt to extreme climate events.
Published on 09 Apr 2015
Visit at Ziga dam (Burkina Faso)
News ― August 2014
Published on 19 Jan 2015
Stakeholder meeting takes place in Ouagadougou
News ― Thursday 21st of August
Published on 19 Jan 2015
Pilot Basin stakeholders convene in Thailand, Bangkok
News ― Flood and Drought Management Tools inception phase meeting
Published on 19 Jan 2015
Flood and Drought Management Tools project gathers valuable insights from basin stakeholder consultations
News ― With changing climatic conditions, flood and drought events are more frequent, increasingly severe, while also less predictable. Can a Decision Support System support the day to day activities of basin stakeholder play a crucial role in managing the impacts of climate change?
Published on 19 Jan 2015