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Hydro Climate Tools Developed by UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme and its “Water Family” to Address Water-Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Related Commitments
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  • William Logan,
  • Anil Mishra,
  • Koen Verbist,
  • Abou Amani,
  • Blanca Jimenez-Cisneros,
  • Toshio Koike
William Logan
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Anil Mishra
UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
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Koen Verbist
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Abou Amani
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Blanca Jimenez-Cisneros
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Toshio Koike
ICHARM International Centre for Water Hazard And Risk Management
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Hydro climate services, such as early warning systems and monitoring and forecasting services for floods and droughts, are required to deal with climate risk management and adaptation. Those tools also contribute to achieving international goals and commitments such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reductions. Recognizing these needs, UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP) has fostered the creation and application of many such products in recent years. This has been accomplished through unique formal and informal partnerships among IHP programs, such as the Global Network on Water and Development Information for Arid Lands (G-WADI) and the International Flood Initiative (IFI); UNESCO regional and country offices in Africa, Latin America and Asia; university engineering and hydrology departments; and UNESCO’s network of affiliated (“category 2”) centers, such as the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM) and the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM). The presentation will include an overview of the products, tools and services developed through these collaborations among IHP and its “water family” and their effectiveness in providing such services to Member States.