Activity Brief: Building Resilience in River Management: Translating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction into Policy and Action
In the context of river management, rivers are susceptible to both natural and human-induced impacts. At the same time, rivers can pose several challenges and can be very destructive if not managed properly. In order to reduce risks to human health, food security, environmental services, as well as social and economic development, there is a need to manage disaster risks and hazards in river systems.
As a continuation of capacity building efforts in addressing needs in Southeast Asia, ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS), a sub-regional node of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network, organised a training workshop titled, “Resilience Building in River Management: Translating CCA-DRR into Policy and Action” which was organised at the margins of the 2nd International River Summit: Reviving Rivers, Rebuilding Civilization hosted by the City of Marikina, Philippines in partnership with the Rotary Club of Marikina, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the League of Cities of the Philippines.