Communities of Practice

The WAC Community of Practice are essentially topical umbrellas that link to existing networks, projects and communities of practice all over the globe. The WAC facilitator works with each Community of Practice to continuously identify the most pressing questions and adaptation issues, and then the WAC supports their cross-learning, and knowledge brokering. The WAC invites members to take part in exchanges, webinars, e-learning and writing up their own stories and blogs.

 

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Communities of Practice

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Urban resilience

Humanity needs to take up the challenge to work in partnership and pool its resources and innovations towards sustainable and resilient urban areas. Disasters, climate change, and rapid urbanization...
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Drylands

Drylands are defined by a scarcity of water, and cover more than 40% of the earth surface. Drylands are present in more than 100 countries and home to over 2 billion people.
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Deltas and coastal zones

Deltas and coastal zones are particularly vulnerable to water-related climate risks. Delta and coastal networks and communities have identified several key areas to work on including subsidence, food...
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Innovation, learning and behaviour change

Learning is claimed to be key for supporting water adaptation and the related governance. For this social learning to happen, actors need to interact and support a change in understanding that occurs...
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Water and Culture

Water may not hold memory, but the communities managing the water do. Water managers and planners can and should benefit from a rich past of water knowledge in innovating for water related climate...
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Social inclusion

The Community of Practice on Social Inclusion aims towards understanding how to better do project and program design to pay attention to social inclusion. The CoP will soon publish a series of deep...
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Nature based solutions

Nature-based solutions become more and more important to achieve the global goals within the planetary boundaries.
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River basin and watershed management

River basin and watershed management is critical to ensure a holistic take on water flows to prevent and mitigate floods, drought and maintain ecosystem integrity.
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Floating Development

Floating Development showcases innovative floating solutions which contribute to increasing climate and urban resilience.
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Featured News & Events

Floating city development
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Sustainable Floating City Development

To cope with the future challenges of the growing world population and land scarcity, new solutions to build cities and grow food should be developed. Building floating structures on water could be a solution to gain the space we need for urbanization and food production.

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Webinar: Accelerating adaptation through nature-based solutions at scale
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Webinar: Accelerating Adaptation through NbS

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  accelerate adaptation, and at the same time build the resilience of communities. Speakers presented cases  followed by a panel discussion.

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Floating Development
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Webinar: How Floating Development can Help in Climate Adaptation

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

Introducing the concept of floating development, speakers provided examples from Europe and Asia on how this is a viable and ecologically better alternative to land reclamation. These included floating power generation systems, recreational and commercial spaces, etc.

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