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[Conference] International Conference on Water, Climate and Policy (ICCWP) 2012

Type Conference
Venue APEC Climate Center, Busan, Republic of Korea Date 2012-09-11 ~ 2012-09-13
Sponsor Bureau of Meteorology, Australia; Korea Water Resources Corporation Contact
URL http://www.apcc21.org/eng/acts/pastint/japcc0209_viw.jsp

Bridging climate, water, and policy is critical to developing adaptation strategies on climate variability and change at the regional, national, and international levels and will be of increasing importance in the future. Using timely and well-designed climate information for decision-making in the water management context, however, is challenging because there has been insufficient research, interaction and communication about the needs and wants of stakeholders such as climate scientists, hydrologists, water resource managers, and policy makers. To resolve this interlinked challenge, therefore, an interdisciplinary approach has been required. The conference explored climate variability and change impacts on water resource planning and management across four major categories:

 • Climate variability impacts on water availability and floods at short term (days) to seasonal (months) time scales;
 • Climate change and variability impacts on water security and flood damage at decadal and inter decadal time scales;
 • Dissemination of probabilistic climate and water information to water managers for operational planning and decision making; and
 • Building international cooperation and policy coordination for adaptation to climate change 

The conference examined various modes of climate information application with different time scales in the water management context and how these are taken into account for water policy at the regional, national, and international levels.


Program Structure



Tuesday September 11, 2012
Opening Ceremony   Opening Remarks / Congratulatory Address
Plenary Session   ▪ Water managers’ adoption of climate forecasts: Opportunities and challenges
  ▪ Climate-based uncertainties and decision making: Probability and beyond
Session   ▪ Theme 1 : Application of seasonal climate forecasting to hydrologic forecasting and water resource management
  ▪ Theme 2 : Assessment of the accuracy and reliability of climate, seasonal and short-term streamflow forecasts at hydrologic scales
Wednesday September 12, 2012
Session II   ▪ Theme 3 : Long term climate variability and change and water resource management
Session III   ▪ Theme 4 : Developing effective communication channels and toolkits among climate scientists, water resource managers, and policy makers
Thursday September 13, 2012
Session IV   ▪ Theme 5 : International cooperation and policy
Session V   Wrap-up and brainstorming for future conferences

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