Committee on Climate Change Adaptation

Aims and Scope

The IAHR Technical Committee on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) aims at coordinating initiatives in IAHR dealing with the study of the impact of climate change on the the hydro-environment and monitoring adaptation measures being taken in the water engineering sector, both of the structural and non structural type

It works in collaboration with other interested Technical Committees of IAHR especially with the Water Resources Management Committee .

Leadership Team

  • Chair: Prof. Dr. Roberto Ranzi (Universita' Degli Studi Di Brescia, Italy)

  • Vice Chair: Dr. Guinevere Nalder (New Zealand)

  • Member: Prof. Dr. Abdalla Abdelsalam Ahmed (UNESCO Chair in Water Resources, Sudan)

  • Member: Dr. Gregory De Costa (Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, Sri Lanka)

  • Member: Dr. Carlos Galvao (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil)

  • Member: Prof. Yangwen Jia (Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), China)

  • Member: Dr. Young-Oh Kim (Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of)

  • Member: Prof. Dr. Elpida Kolokytha (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

  • Member: Prof. Sang-il Lee (Dongguk University, Korea, Republic of)

  • Member: Prof. Dalila Loudyi (Hassan II University of Casablanca UH2C-Faculty of Sciences and Technics, Morocco)

  • Member: Prof. Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen (McGill University, Canada)

  • Member: Dr. André Paquier (Irstea - Institut National De Recherche En Sciences Et Technologies, France)

  • Member: Prof. Prem Lal Patel (SV National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) - Surat, India)

Latest Activities & Document Library

Contribution to a book chapter in the book "Sustainable Water Resources Planning and Management Under Climate Change". The editors of the book are members of the Water Resources Committee and the Working Group on Climate Change Click here

Submission of an overview paper about Climate Change and Water Engineering to International Journal of River Basin Management (under revision) JRBM website

Special session at the Hydroinformatics Conference in Palermo, 1-6 June 2018. S16. Time series analysis for climate change detection. Covener: Roberto Ranzi Congress website

Working Group Meeting during the  Hydroinformatics Conference in Palermo, 1-6 June 2018 Congress website

Meeting at the 36th IAHR World Congress, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2015

Article: "The contribution of IAHR's communities of water management and Climate Change Towards the SDG's" published in Hydrolink 3 2017 Special Issue on SDGs Download article

Minutes Meeting September 2014, Vietnam Download minutes

WGCC document short summary of recommendations for policymakers Download document

Article: "Summary of recommendations for policymakers on adaptation to climate change in Water Engineering" published in Hydrolink 3 2015 Download article


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