UN World Water Assessment Programme Releases Publications on Water and Climate Change
November 2009: The UN World Water Assessment Programme has released two publications addressing water and climate change, produced in anticipation of the discussions at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The first is a briefing note titled "The Implications of Climate Change for Water - Highlights on Climate Change from the third World Water Development Report." It summarizes some of the key messages from the third UN World Water Development Report (WWDR), Water in a Changing World, of March 2009, highlighting the potential impacts of a changing climate on the availability of water and on the control of water extremes.
The second publication is a special report titled "Water and Climate Change - An Overview from the WWDR," which describes the impacts of climate change on water, recognizing that water is at the root of a complex vulnerability dynamic. It then outlines responses to climate change focused on water, as well as proactive adaptation measures that require enabling policy conditions at all levels. [The Implications of Climate Change for Water - Highlights on Climate Change from the WWDR3 ][Special Report: Water and Climate Change - An Overview from the WWDR]