Water is a key factor that must be considered in any climate-related decision. IHE Delft experts will share water-related insights during events at and on the side-lines of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), held 31 October to 12 November in Glasgow, Scotland.
IHE Delft Rector Eddy Moors takes part remotely in two events:
- 4 November, 18:00-19:00 GMT (19:00-20:00 CET): Panel discussion titled Water action is the best answer to climate change – collaborative action for resilience organized by the Water and Climate Coalition. The event is held in the Science Pavilion and online – watch live here.
- 8 November, 14:30-15:30 GMT (15.30 -16:30 PM CET): Event titled Enhancing National Climate Resilience: Climate Action & Support Transparency Training (CASTT) Through the Adaptation Academy. The event is held in the COP26 Water Pavilion and online - watch live here.
Roshanka Ranasinghe, IHE Delft Professor of Climate Change Impacts and Coastal Risk, is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delegation at COP26, taking part remotely. His contributions include:
- 6 November, 09.30-10.30 GMT (10:30-11:30 CET): Event titled The future of the ocean and cryosphere is in our hands. Prof. Ranasinghe will deliver a presentation on sea level rise. The event, organized by the IPCC, the UK Met Office, the World Metrological Organization and Fundacion Meri, is held in the Science Pavilion and online at the Met Office Science and Services YouTube channel.
Graham Jewitt, IHE Delft Professor of Hydrology, takes part remotely in one event:
- 10 November, 14:00-14:45 GMT (15:00-15:45 CET): Event titled Planning for uncertainty through climate-resilient water management approaches, organized by UNESCO and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, is held in the Water Pavilion and online – watch live here.
Other events related to COP
Leading up to COP26, UNESCO organized a three-day conference around new approaches for climate-resilient water management. IHE Delft’s Pooja Prasad, post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Land and Water Management, participated in a panel discussion on flood and drought management in a changing climate on 27 October.