Water Security and Climate Change Conference: 18-21 September 2017 Cologne Germany

The renowned society of water experts will come together once more for the second international Water Security and Climate Change Conference, in Cologne Germany. Academics and practitioners from various sectors to discuss the diverse facets of water security in dynamic environments and its relation to climate variability and change.

Achieving water security is one of the major challenges faced by society on both a global and local level today, as it is essential to promote economic and social development as well as resources sustainability. Recent global agreements such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction relate substantially to questions of water security.

Building bridges between disciplines, sectors and different groups of stakeholders, the conference will serve as a platform for discussions towards water secure societies by providing a stimulating environment with the intention to yield innovative ideas and grounds for implementation.

WSCC 2017 follows the successful conference WSCC 2016 at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok which united over 150 experts. It will be convened by the Centres for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD),  TH Köln, SWINDON (TU Braunschweig) and other partners of the Exceed network under the umbrella of the Academic Year 2017, which focuses on Water as declared by the Cologne Science Forum.

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