ICWC Water Dialogue: New Approaches to Reducing Flood Risk

Date: 2016-02-22
Time: 10:30 – 12:00
Venue: SIWI office Conference room “Ocean”
Address: Linnégatan 87A, 5th floor, Stockholm
Registration: RSVP to anna-kari.swaretz@siwi.org
Twitter: #waterdialogues #watercooperation

Research on flood risk management has been undertaken in a number of diverse contexts (developed state, developing state, transboundary) using a new generation of sophisticated data collection, analysis and modeling tools. This presentation examines the problem of hydrological transformation from both engineering and policy perspectives, and presents a new approach to managing flood risk based on several case studies.

Richard A. Matthew, PhD (Princeton) is a Professor of Planning, Policy and Design and Political Science; Director of the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation; Director of …Read More

ICWC Water Dialogue: When a river is dammed in the Mekong, a tree falls in Brazil

with Dr. Pittock, Associate Professor in the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University (ANU) and UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance.
Can we quantify the trade-offs between energy, water and food?
Hydropower in the Mekong – as in other regions of the world – has proven to be a threat to fisheries further downstream. Nevertheless, this has not slowed the rate of hydropower development.

To compensate for this loss, production of crops and livestock need significant new areas of land and volumes of water for agriculture. Additionally, the livestock production in Mekong is heavily dependent …Read More

SIWI Programme Manager wins Best Paper at World Water Congress

SIWI Programme Manager wins Best Paper at World Water Congress
Last week, Dr. Marian Neal (Patrick) was awarded Best Paper of 2014 by the journal editors of Water International at the World Water Congress in Scotland. Her paper, “The Cycles and Spirals of Justice in water-allocation decision making” describes a conceptual framework that helps make sense of the relationship between justice and injustice in the context of water-allocation decision making by explicitly utilizing a landscape-ecology understanding of scale and levels.

Dr. Patrick is part of SIWI’s transbounday water management team. She manages the world’s first UNESCO Category II Centre that focuses on …Read More