ABCD-Centre at the UN 2023 Water Conference

The side event aims to explore how scientific advances in the field of water security and climate adaptation can be turned into a driver of climate adaptation in society, policy, and the community of practice. It seeks to bring together experiences and insights from multilateral, transnational, and interdisciplinary initiatives and analyze their strategies to close the gaps between knowledge generation, dissemination, and best practice application. The session aims to accumulate insights into experiences regarding the accessibility of information on climate adaptation measures for water security and jointly identify entry points for overcoming disparities by improving ongoing activities in academia and application, as well as draft novel concepts for forthcoming proposals. Please register here to save your place:

The session will be structured as follows: Introduction to the session (5 min) Lightening talks (3x10 min): Urban Water Security Assessment: Conceptual Framework and Application (Prof. Mukand Babel (AIT) Contributions of Higher Education to Climate Adaptation and Water Security (Prof. Jürgen Stamm, TUD) Connecting academia and the UN system (Prof. Edeltraud Günther, UNU-FLORES) Panel discussion (40 min): How can we advance water security and climate change adaptation and ensure effective transfer from knowledge to implementation? Summary and outlook, including discussion and a proposal to the Water Action Agenda (15 min)