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A national consultation workshop was held on 24-25 October 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh under the title “Integrated Flood Management with Focus on Coastal Zones of Bangladesh: Development of a Pilot Project on Coastal Flood Management in Selected Areas of Bangladesh”.
The workshop aimed to gather parties involved in the management of coastal areas in Bangladesh, with the ultimate goal of implementing a pilot project on integrated coastal flood management. Some key issues discussed include: the exclusion of women in decision-making; the limited coordination between metrological and hydrological services; and the inadequate drainage of polders leading to water logging.
A pilot project will be developed with backstopping from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP) - Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM). Photos are available here.
For more information, visit: http://www.apfm.info/?p=3440
The conference focused on generating awareness and initiating dialogue on climate change issues and climate resilience planning of coastal cities in developing countries. It was attended by practitioners, academicians, multilateral/bilateral organizations, stakeholders from state governments, peer organizations, and, networks working in the field of climate resilience and cities. At the conference, participants shared the outcomes and experiences from a year-long study entitled ‘Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services’. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of sea-level rise on the infrastructure and assets in the cities of Panaji, Goa and Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Three reports were released at this conference:
- Case Study Brief Panaji – http://www.teriin.org/eventdocs/files/Case-Study-Panaji.pdf
- Case Study Brief Visakhapatnam- http://www.teriin.org/eventdocs/files/Case-Study-Vishakhapatnam.pdf
- Working paper, “Planning for Climate Resilient Coastal Learnings from Panaji and Visakhapatnam”-http://www.teriin.org/eventdocs/files/Working-Paper-climate-resilient.pdf
For more information, visit: http://www.teriin.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=details&sid=722&Itemid=110
This field is developing so rapidly that it is hard to predict with certainty what will happen at the end of three years. Furthermore, many countries in Asia are experiencing such dynamic economic and social changes that in turn have impacts on how climate change is being experienced and addressed. Apart from the immediate benefits generated during the three years of operation, the Adaptation Platform will contribute to a substantial repository of knowledge and experience that will continue to be used by governments and the private sector in the future. It is expected that there will be ongoing input to the platform from those who have gained considerable expertise in climate adaptation strategies through this round of programme activities.
No, it does not. While there are a number of networks and partnerships for action on climate change, what the platform offers is a unique space specifically devoted to learning about adaptation strategies as they are being undertaken. The platform is solution-focused, enabling professional and technical staff to meet, network and share information and experiences on common sets of challenges in this region.
The platform offers many opportunities to access new research information directly from universities, institutes and practitioners, and to feed into the agenda for new research to be undertaken. Platform events will offer networking opportunities and the chance to share with others successful strategies and lessons learned in business sectors such as agriculture, transport, and construction.