Adaptation and Mitigation Actions for Climate Smart Utilities – CoP Meeting

International Water Association Climate Change

Target Audience

Practitioners, academics and researchers, utilities, students


The International Water Association (IWA) Climate Smart Utilities initiative aims at supporting  water, wastewater, and urban drainage companies in improving their climate resilience by adapting to a changing climate while contributing to significant and sustainable reduction of GHG emissions. Through this initiative, IWA has set up a managed community of practice to discuss problems, share knowledge on solutions, inspire innovation and create a store of knowledge that can lead to more informed decision processes and higher productivity on climate adaptation and mitigation.

During this CoP meeting on 14 June 2022,  experts from utilities will share case studies on measures taken to adapt and/or mitigate the challenges faced as a result of climate change.


Learning Objectives

This meeting will focus on:

  • Adaptation and mitigation actions in different water utilities
  • Leveraging groundwater for adaptation and mitigation
  • Understanding the experiences and challenges of practitioners in implementing climate actions


Additional Resources

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  • Three presentations from experts
  • Q&A with expert panellists
  • Interactive breakout room sessions where we will ask participants to provide experiences on projects or initiatives related to climate actions and provide suggestions on how they can contribute (individually and together) to further share information within the Community of Practice.


International Water Association