Since 2014, WMO has been working with 23 partners from academia, the private sector and international organizations on the Preparing for Extreme and Rare Events in Coastal Regions (PEARL) Project. Funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration (EU-FP7), the PEARL Project has been developing adaptive risk management strategies for coastal communities, focusing on extreme hydrometeorological events. Using a multidisciplinary approach that integrates social, environmental and technical research and innovation, the PEARL Project has designed new monitoring, modelling, forecasting and warning technologies tailored to the specific social, technical, institutional, organizational and economic realities of coastal communities in Europe, the Caribbean and Asia.
As the project draws to a close, the PEARL Project will showcase its products and case studies at a series of events during Amsterdam International Water Week.
Side Event: Responding to risks of extreme events to advance climate change adaptation
30 October 2017, 9:00am – 3:45pm
Delve into the science underpinning the PEARL framework and see how it has been applied in case studies in coastal areas around the world: Bangladesh, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Indonesia, Italy, the Philippines, Spain, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Thailand and Taiwan. Bridging science and practice, presenters will discuss the way forward for building resilience and adapting to climate change in coastal cities.
Case session: Resilient Regions and Climate Change adaptation
1 November 2017, 11:00am-12:30pm, D203/D204
Across the globe, we face severe social, economic and environmental impacts due to climate change events. The PEARL Consortium will lead a case session to discuss examples from Europe, the Caribbean and Asia that demonstrate how to develop adaptive, sociotechnical measures and strategies to cope with the changing climate.
Find details on the case session through the online programme
Lunch session: Roadmaps towards climate change adaptation
1 November 2017, 12:30pm
Following the case session on resilient regions and climate change adaptation, join case study representatives in a world café-style roundtable discussion on taking action towards climate change adaptation for their respective cities. Join Dr. Sutat Weesakul, Director of the Hydro and Agro Informatics Insitute, Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand; Kurt Ruan, Project Manager at the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI), St. Maarten; Dr. Lai, Director-General of the Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan; and other local stakeholders as we respond to the realities of today and the uncertainties of the future, seeking to become more climate resilient.