Climate Change, Adaptation and Integrated Water Resource Management Workshop

Program Date

20 Mar 24 Mar 2023

Program Location

Tallinn, Estonia

Program Venue

Hotel L'Ermitage

Registration Closing Date

31 Jan 2023

Program Overview

Water is a critical resource and a key component of sustainable development. The Contemporary world has been challenged with the issue of water resource scarcity that is exacerbated by the growing pressure of increasing population along with industrial and farming needs. Society’s ability to manage water scarcity problems is severely compromised by extreme climate change. Unfortunately, this phenomenon is only expected to escalate in the future.

Climate Change, Adaptation and Integrated Water Resource Management Workshop in Tallinn, Estonia has been developed in order to introduce its attendees with affordable and scalable strategic solutions in hand that can enable countries to develop more resilient economies and increase adaptation efforts to climate change. Particular attention will be drawn to effective water resource management systems and functional strategies for ensuring improved access to water. The delegates will be equipped with practical skills and applied tools for mitigating climate change impacts.

Target Audience

The program is the best suit for:

  • Practitioners, Decision and Policy Makers working in development, climate change and environmental protection sectors
  • Members of Governmental and Intergovernmental Bodies
  • Employees of the NGOs operating within the subject field
  • Anyone interested in integrated water resource management and climate change.

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this intensive training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Determine the impact of climate change and its influence on water resources
  • Identify and Apply Climate Change Adaptation Strategies
  • Demonstrate the understanding of Integrated Water Resource Management Tools and Techniques
  • Deal with Climate Change Uncertainties and Water Resource Scarcity
  • Contribute to the resolution of Water Resource Conflicts

Program Contents

First Day

  • Importance of Water for Economic Development
  • Climate Change, Its Drivers and impacts
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Climate Change Vulnerabilities and Risk Assessment
  • Water and Climate Change – Current Challenges
  • Introduction to Water Resource Management

Second Day

  • International Frameworks for Integrated Water Resource Management
  • Water Supply and Distribution
  • Minimizing Water Loss
  • Sources of Water
  • Water Scarcity – Predictions and Preparedness
  • Safe Water Reuse
  • Wastewater Treatment and Recycling

Third Day

  • Storm Water Management
  • Desertification Abatement
  • Projections of future climate change impacts on the water cycle
  • Strategy Development and Planning for Adaptation
  • Technologies for addressing adaptation challenges

Fourth Day

  • Climate Change and Agriculture
  • Drought Risk Management
  • Conflict issues in water resources management
  • Power, social processes and water rights
  • Approaches to conflict resolution
  • Conflict resolution measures

Fifth Day – Knowledge Reinforcement and Real-life Adoption of Theoretical Base

The last day of the program will entirely be dedicated to hands-on practice and knowledge reinforcement. Throughout this ultimate session, program delegates will become actively involved in a multitude of group assignments, panel discussions, scenario analysis, and case studies.

To diversify the expertise and acquire specific knowledge regarding the host country’s/region’s Climate Change Adaptation Measures and Water Resource Management Practices, Risalat will invite guest speakers from local governmental institutions and development organizations. Together with the consultant and guest presenters, participants will perform a critical evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Measures and Integrated Water Resource Management Practices from different countries of the world. As a consequence, the delegates shall match these best practices with their specific contexts.

Program Methodology

The methodology used is designed to encourage maximum participation of all delegates. The consultant will lead sessions through open presentations and support them with interactive exercises, flipped learning, case studies, video demonstrations, and group assignments. Panel Discussions and Scenario Analysis make up a fair share of the program. To make discussions more vibrant and diversified, Risalat will involve several guest presenters from partner development organizations. The speakers will be selected based on audience requirements, interests, and background.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (Complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt (Complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report

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