Managing Water & Climate Risks

Climate change seriously impacts water resources. Due to changes in precipitation regimes, the risks of floods and drought are increasing dramatically with more extreme magnitude than before. Meanwhile, water is a key driver of economic and social development while it also has a basic function in maintaining the integrity of the natural environment. However, water is only one of a number of vital natural resources and it is imperative that water issues are not considered in isolation. Managers, whether in the government or private sectors, have to make difficult decisions on water allocation. More and more they have to apportion diminishing supplies between ever-increasing demands. Drivers such as demographic and climatic changes further increase the stress on water resources. The traditional fragmented approach is no longer viable, while a more holistic approach to water management is essential in context of climate change.

This workshop invites experts from Afghanistan, Australia, India, Pakistan, and Vietnam to share their lessons learned in terms of water management under the risk of climate change

Dr. Tong Thi My Thi, Hanoi Uni of Natural Res. and Environment

Session Duration 120min
Session plan in detail Order Estimated lead time (min) Presentation / Discussion topic Confirmed speakers
1 5 Introduction
2 10 Flood disaster preventive measures using gis and multicriteria technique in the water sheds area of mbasamuthiram town M.Seenirajan – Excel engineering College, India
3 10 How far the CORDEX high-resolution data represents observed precipitation for the Indian region? Subbarao Pichuka – Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
4 10 Attributing Trends in Streamflow and Groundwater Storage to Climatic and Anthropogenic Changes in the Himayat Sagar Catchment, India Rajesh Nune – ICRISAT, India
5 10 Stable isotope characteristics of precipitation of Beas River basin, western Himalaya, India Rajeev Saran Ahluwalia – Cetre for Glaciology, WIHG, India
6 10 Chitral-Kabul River Basin’s snow glacier monitoring Abeer Ahmad Sajood – Researches Organization for Development
7 10 Hydro Meteorological Hazard Mapping and Modeling of Chitral-Kabul River Basin’s Alamgeer Hussain – Aga Khan Agency of Habitat (AKAH) Pakistan
8 10 Assessing on the risk of drought to paddy land in summer-autumn crop in quang nam province, Vietnam NGUYEN HUU NGU – Vietnam
9 10 Analysis for flash flood relief and water flow model by using GIS Seenirajan M, Excel Engineering College, India
10 10 Comparison of Three Intelligent Techniques for Runoff Simulation Mahsa H.Kashani – University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Iran
11 10 Simulation of Storm Surge and Inundated Mapping for Con Dao Island Vu Minh Cat, Thuyloi University
12 10 Drought study in Ninh Thuan province Dr. Eisse Wijma, Water Management specialist, Worldbank
13 10 Panel Discussion

Excel engineering College, India

Subbarao Pichuka

Research Scholar in Civil Engineering Department

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Rajesh Nune

ICRISAT Development Centre, India

Rajeev Saran Ahluwalia

Cetre for Glaciology, WIHG, India

Abeer Ahmad Sajood

Researcher, Kabul University, Geoscience Faculty, Kabul/Afghanistan

Alamgeer Hussain


GIS Expert

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) Pakistan



Seenirajan M

Excel Engineering College, India

Mahsa H.Kashani

University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Iran

Vu Minh Cat

Thuyloi University

Dr. Eisse Wijma

Water Management specialist, Worldbank

 Hanoi University of Natural Resources & Environment, Vietnam