Document Type : Editorial


Climate resilience refers to the ability of individuals, communities, ecosystems, and systems to anticipate, adapt to, and recover from the impacts of climate change. Effective water resource management must recognize the value of water and incorporate it into decision-making to align with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Due to rapid population growth, urbanization, and increasing water needs in livelihoods, agriculture, industry, and energy production, water demand has significantly increased. Thus, water conservation and clean water management are essential to protect human well-being. It was crucial that the IAAM's W119 Side Event at the United Nations 2023 Water Conference, New York focused on climate resilience to ensure the sustainable management of water uses and resources. The topics that were extensively discussed during the two-day side event included the effects of climate change on floods and droughts, integrated water management, nature-based solutions, the water-biodiversity nexus, technology and innovation, socioeconomics and natural disasters, international cooperation, gender and social inclusion, policy and governance, flood monitoring, and drought evaluation, among others.

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Addressing Climate Resilience in the IAAM’s W119 Side Event at UN 2023 Water Conference, New York