The management of water resources facing climate change is an issue of the utmost importance to Brazil and the European Union. In order to discuss the issue, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) will jointly conduct a scientific event at the headquarters of the JRC in Ispra, Italy. This conference will address the state of the art in adaptive water management facing climate change and generate preliminary guidelines and recommendations for adaptive water management facing climate change applicable to the Brazilian context, so as to provide insights into the creation of public policies that address the issue. The topics to be addressed at this event include developing approaches to water management; sharing of knowledge about the impacts of climate change on water availability; and adaptive water management for water security with a focus on semi-arid regions and cities. Besides the event at the JRC’s Italian headquarters, the Brazilian delegation will also make a technical visit to Météo-France, in the French city of Toulouse, where it will exchange information about research in environmental instrumentation and weather forecasting made by Brazil and the EU. The ultimate goals of the action are to help society prepare for climate change, improve performance in the water sector, manage risk, ensure economic sustainability, increase resilience and reliability of the systems and meet targets set for the sector (legislation, regulation etc.), thus promoting water, food and energy security and preventing natural disasters and social and economic damage.
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