26 May 2015

Climate change adaptation technologies in water sectors: learning from case studies

A webinar on water technologies and climate change will be presented on 27 May 2015 by the UNEP-DHI Centre for Water and Environment with participation from DHI experts.

Taking place from 2pm to 3.30pm CEST, the aim of the webinar is to introduce participants to climate change issues and its adaptation measures, as well as discuss current technologies used in water resources management. The webinar will be elaborating on adaptation technologies for water sectors, using case studies to show how technology – in the form of climate and hydrological models – can be used to best manage water resources. In light of increasing water resource challenges due to climate change, this webinar will offer valuable insights into the ways that we can address water concerns more efficiently, especially in developing countries.

This session is part of a webinar series organised by the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) – a consortium that introduces a wide-array of climate technologies in various sectors, such as energy, transport, industry, water, agriculture, forest, disaster management and so on.

The following case studies will be shared and discussed:

  • Nile Basin: Understanding the impacts of climate change-induced water stress
  • India: Integrated multi-sector river management  
  • Denmark: Modelling urban climate change adaptation  
  • Coastal climate adaptation simulations

The introduction of the webinar will be done by Maija Bertule, Programme Advisor, UNEP-DHI. Gareth James Lloyd, Senior Programme Advisor, UNEP-DHI, will act as facilitator. 

Click on this link to register for the webinar.

About the speakers

Dr Michael Butts is Head of Innovation in Water Resources and Environmental Management at DHI, and has more than 20 years of professional experience in hydrology. His experience includes hydrological and geophysical fieldwork, hydrological data analysis, network design, as well as the development of hydrological databases, integrated models and water quality management applications.

Dr Claus Skotner is Head of Projects, Water Resources, DHI, with more than 20 years of experience in water resources management. His research and development experience comprises hydrodynamic modelling, river hydraulics, real-time flood forecasting systems as well as data assimilation and error forecast techniques. He has been responsible for the customisation and installation of hydrological and hydraulic flow forecasting systems in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. 

Dr Ole Mark, Director of our Research Centre, is a specialist in climate change and urban water systems. His work is highly focused on research and practical problem solving within the hydrological cycle in cities. Dr Mark has comprehensive experience in general urban hydrology, stormwater management, flood forecasting, climate change and real-time decision support. He is also author and co-author of more than 100 publications.