Activity Brief: Regional Workshop on Training Needs and Gaps Assessment on Adaptation and Resilience to a Changing Climate in South Asia
Floods costing billions of dollars in losses have impacted several parts of South Asia during the first half-year of 2013. The deadliest disaster out of the 460 recorded "natural hazard events" worldwide was a series of flash floods in northern India and Nepal that killed more than 1,000 people in June 2013, after early and exceptionally heavy monsoon rains. Weather patterns are becoming more erratic, thereby increasing the number of water-related disasters both regionally and globally. As a response, countries are working towards becoming more climate resilient.
With this background, the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) in collaboration with its thematic node for water - Global Water Partnerships- South Asia (GWP-SAS) and their country water partnership, GWP Nepal, organized a training workshop to assess the needs and gaps on adaptation and resilience to a changing climate in South Asia.