Joep Verhagen

Global Lead Water

Global Lead Water and Urban

Addressing Uncertainty in Coastal Resilience Building

Addressing Uncertainty in Coastal Resilience Building

Futureproofing: Water and Climate Adaptation is a webinar series focused on adaptation strategy, practices, and financing for coastal areas, including islands and deltas.   

The series is designed to support the ambition of the International Panel on Deltas and Coastal Areas - to build capacity for effective adaptation planning, governance, and finance – through online knowledge sharing. The webinars consist of expert presentations and panel discussions. 

The first webinar, ‘Addressing Uncertainty in Coastal Resilience Building, showcases coastal adaptation projects to frame how future-oriented planning and risk reduction can support communities and economic resilience.

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Sylhet, Bangladesh

Water & Climate Adaptation Strategies – The Case of Bangladesh

Water and Climate Adaptation Strategies – the Case of Bangladesh, features cases of linking water and climate adaptation in Bangladesh from planning and governance to locally led adaptation.

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Integrated Coastal Zone Management

The webinar, “Integrated Coastal Zone Management for Climate Resilience” shares the need for and complexity of integrated coastal zone management plans. 

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IPDC Champion Statements 2023

In March 2023, the International Panel on Deltas and Coastal Areas (IPDC) officially launched at the UN Water Conference in New York. This article summarizes the champion's statements at the high-level launch event.

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The climate emergency on Small Islands – challenges and opportunities

 The climate emergency on Small Islands – Challenges and Opportunities webinar highlights the unique climate adaptation challenges that small islands face and will share some hands-on opportunities that have proven successful to deal with these challenges.  

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Mobilizing Finance for Climate Adaptation in Deltas

The webinar Mobilizing Finance for Climate Adaptation in Deltas, illustrates how deltaic countries leading in climate adaptation have used high-ambition decision-making and large-scale investment to prepare for future challenges.  

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delta 18 - climate adaptation.

Adaptation in Deltas

Deltas are particularly vulnerable to water-related climate risks. Delta networks and communities have identified several key topics to work on including subsidence, food security, and sea level rise. 
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