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Impressions of large-scale floating cities
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Legal Framework for Floating Cities

Descriptions of legal challenges that still need to be overcome in order to realize large scale floating cities

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South Limburg urban landscape
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Knowledge exchange on water adaptation

The Water Authority in South Limburg in the Netherlands wanted to learn and innovate to address flood risk. GCA facilitated an exchange with Slovak and Norwegian experts. 

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State and Trends in Adaptation 2021 : Africa
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Webinar: Water in the State and Trends in Adaptation Report 2021: Africa

15/12/2021 - 10:30 to 12:00

This webinar aims to bring forward the unique water perspective on adaptation for Africa. While many of the climate impacts are water related, adaptation presents many opportunities to leverage and highlight water issues to accelerate economic and human development.

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State and Trends in Adaptation 2021 : Africa
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Water Adaptation: Plans and Possibilities for Africa

How can Africa respond swiftly and strategically to its changing water challenges? The 2021 State and Trends in Adaptation Report by the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) with a focus on Africa, provides an insight into the current state and prospects of water-related resilience in Africa, and lays out a detailed blueprint for water-resource management.

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From CAS to COP NY Climate week
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From CAS 2021 to COP 26

24/09/2021 - 21:45

This session looks back at progress made since the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS 2021), highlights solutions, and identifies outcomes for how to ensure adaptation contributes to a successful outcome for COP26.

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Iberê Guarani Mbyá
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On water and spirituality - Words from Brazil indigenous leader

Iberê Guarany Mbyá, a Guanary Tribe Leader from Brazil makes an appeal to recognise the connection that living beings have with each other, and to recognise how damages to the natural resource base erodes the lives and livelihoods of indigenous communities. 

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A evening shot of a woman putting blessed puja flowers in the river Ganges in Varanasi, India
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Four ways that spirituality can revolutionize climate adaptation

Spiritual leaders from different faiths convened on the 19th of October to exchange insights on how spirituality can not only provide resilience to climate impacts, but help boost adaptation. 

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Oslo Vahlsgade at the Botanical Garden Berit Roald NTB Scanpix
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Strategy on open stormwater in Oslo

The Oslo municipality policy on stormwater has turned out to be a game changer for the city's green spaces and water management. 

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Testing of rain bed
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Testing rain beds in Oslo

Several rain beds and open storm water solutions have been implemented in Oslo, Norway - especially since the new strategy was put in place. 

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Tree in a city
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Mainstreaming Nature based Solutions

Professor Christine Wamsler explains what adaptation mainstreaming means for Nature based Solutions.  

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Flooding in Limburg DutchNews.nl
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Water in Balance - Limburg

The Water Authority Limburg in the South of The Netherlands, has adopted an approach to deal with floods and drought. 

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Slovak landscape
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Water in the Landscape

The draining and removal of water in the landscape has dramatic effects the warming of the earth, and extreme events and biodiversity. In this video, Slovak experts tell their story.

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Dharma Master Hsin Tao
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Webinar Script: Dharma Master Hsin Tao

The full script of Dharma Master Hsin Tao talk in the webinar on the 19th of Oct on water and spirituality for water adaptation.

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culture and water
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Course in water heritage

TU Delft 6 week course: Address contemporary challenges from a socio-spatial and cultural perspective, and activate water heritage for decision-making in water management.

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WORKSHOP
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ICOMOS Scientific Symposium 2021. Wed Nov. 10th, at 10:15-11:45 CET Paris time.

 Targets: varied actors involved in heritage education and capacity building for climate action. Session: 3 themes: Knowledge and skills; partnerships; and methods and tools.

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Bartels and Vedder floating house in The Netherlands
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Floating development policy

Dutch regulations on floating development are in the frontline and are often used by other countries in need of guidance. 

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Resilience Hub event
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Resilient Policies

04/11/2021 - 13:15 to 14:45

This session aims at identifying elements which should be part of a strategy for resilient water policies and some tools and methods to mainstream water resilience. It also aims at identifying how the international community can support national level water resilience going forward. 

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stones on a pile
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Water and Spirituality Statement

This declaration puts the spotlight on the role of that water related spiritual wisdom could play in the introduction and design of adaptation strategies.

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Floating city development
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Sustainable floating city development

Floating city development is an alternative solution to solving the biggest 21st century challenges: climate change, sea level rise and land scarcity. Curious to learn more about floating? Read on.

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Water and Spirituality for Climate Adaptation
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Webinar: Water and Spirituality for Climate Adaptation

19/10/2021 - 13:00 to 14:30

Webinar: Water and Spirituality for Climate Adaptation

In this dialogue, speakers will discuss water-related spirituality as a source of inspiration and wisdom to cope with climate change impacts on the water cycle—such as the increase in the frequency of droughts, floods and storms.

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Webinar: Accelerating adaptation through nature-based solutions at scale
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Webinar: Accelerating adaptation through large scale nature-based solutions

07/10/2021 - 10:30 to 12:30

This webinar addressed the need for greater effort to identify a pipeline of large-scale NbS projects that truly accelerate adaptation, and at the same time build the resilience of communities.

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Floating Development
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Webinar: Floating Development

02/09/2021 - 16:00 to 17:00

How can floating development help adaptation to climate change?

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Lessons Learnt

Current practices

  • Eliciting user feedback. CAPs use various methods to gain feedback from users on the platform and its services. Most common are user surveys (online and in person) and user workshops (either dedicated to evaluation or as part of related meetings). The engagement of steering committees, networks and other user reference groups has been highly valuable in providing early and ongoing input into the design and development of CAPs.
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