UNEP-DHI Flood and Drought Management Webinars


UNEP-DHI Water Webinar series: Technology innovation for better Flood and Drought management

UNEP-DHI Partnership in collaboration with the International Water Association (IWA) and DHI is launching a series of technical webinars focusing on innovative approaches to Floods and Droughts planning and management for basins and water utilities. These webinars are primarily based on the outcomes of the ongoing Flood and Drought Management Tools project, but will also include guest presentations from external stakeholders and relevant organisations.

These webinars are targeted at water practitioners of all levels, including policy-makers, technical staff and water managers, as well as water educators. The aim of these series of webinars is to give insight to the role that innovative approaches can play in supporting floods and droughts management at all scales - from basin to catchment, water utility and industry levels. Presentations will cover a broad range of technical tools, emerging technology advances, as well as practical experiences in applying these tools and technologies on ground.

The series will include following two types of webinars (type of each webinar will be identified in the series programme):
  1. Technical webinar: typically a shorter session (30 min) with a single technology or tool presentation and a live demonstration
  2. Thematic topic webinar (30 to 50 min): with 2 or 3 presentations around a specific thematic topic or case study. Examples of thematic topics include urban flooding, drought management in Africa, water utility planning etc.

Webinar Series schedule is as follows:

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Agenda

Register

Records

Upcoming webinars

5

April 25, 2017

13:00 CET

(duration 60 min.)

Basin planning – the climate change challenge

How should basin organizations take on the challenge of including climate change in basin planning.

Presentations of ongoing and past experiences with incorporating climate change considerations in basin planning (TDA/SAP and IWRM).

HERE

PDF of presentation

YouTube Recording

 Past Webinars
 1
 

November, 24, 2016

15.00 CET

 Use of satellite data for drought and flood management (Technical presentation)
 - Oluf Jessen (Project manager, DHI): Background on the use of satellite data in drought and flood management

- Bertrand Richaud (Water resources expert, DHI): Live demonstration of an innovative data portal for floods and drought management
 
PDF of presentation

YouTube Recording


 
  2

January 12, 2017

10:00 CET

Drought Management today - cases from Asia  - Dr. Sutat Weesakul (HAII, Thailand): Drought management in Thailand and community adaptation to flood and drought problems in Thailand

- Dr Giriraj Amarnath (Sub-theme leader, IWMI, Sri Lanka); Drought monitoring and warning in Sri Lanka

- Oluf Jessen (DHI): Drought risk management approaches implemented by the Flood and Drought management project in Asia

   PDF of presentation

YouTube Recording


3


February 28, 2017
13:00 CET

Drought early warning and assessment, experiences from Africa

Dr. Chris Shitote, FEWS NET: Drought early warning and monitoring in Africa

- Oluf Jessen, DHI: Improving resiliency of crops to drought through strengthened early warning in Ghana

- Audience discussion

PDF of presentation

YouTube Recording

 

 4  

March 15, 2017

13.00 CET


Water Safety Plans – a risk management approach from catchment to consumer
 
 - An overview of Water Safety Plans by Kizito Masinde (Programmes Officer, IWA)

- Challenges, successes and lessons learned in WSP implementation by George Odero (Water Production Manager, KIWASCO, Kisumu, Kenya )

   

PDF of presentation

YouTube Recording

 

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For more information (and feedback) contact: Maija Bertule mabe@dhigroup.com.