Date & Time: 26 October, 5-6PM
According to the IPCC, changes to the planet’s water cycle represent one of the biggest impacts of the climate crisis. This year only, extreme flood and drought events have demonstrated the sheer impact of these hazards for communities worldwide. But climate change is affecting water security for humans and ecosystems in many more subtle ways.
This event will convene leading researchers from the UK, Africa and Asia to discuss key findings and recommendations from six years of interdisciplinary research led by the REACH programme across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. We will ask: what does the science tell us about water security and climate resilience? And, most importantly, how can this information support policy makers and practitioners in making policies, decisions, and investments that build climate resilience?
These questions could not be more timely, with COP26 - and its first ever Water Pavilion - around the corner. However, it is critical that we sustain action and commitment beyond the COP to ensure these improvements benefit vulnerable groups and those affected by poverty in the short and longer term.
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