PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Climate change, disasters and water related adaptation in the Asia Pacific Region

Tuesday - 11:00 - 12:30

THEME

Climate

ROOM

Room 5

DESCRIPTION

[OS-RP-44]

The Asia Pacific region is undergoing rapid change, driven by twin megatrends of climate change and urbanization, which threaten their crucial water-provisioning services for over a billion people across Asia and undermine quality of life, economic development, and environmental sustainability within the region. This region is home to the Hindu Kush Himalayas – also called the Water Tower of Asia or the Third Pole as this region is the third largest repository of ice and snow after the two Poles. The region is also home to Pacific and other small islands, which are especially vulnerable due to sea level rise. This session will discuss the various aspects of climate change in the Asia Pacific Region and focus on successful case studies on adaptation.