Open Science and Policy Seminar: Assessing the impact of climate change on water resources

An Open Science and Policy Seminar was organised in conclusion of the HighNoon Project in collaboration with the EU FP7 on the 4th of April at The Silver Oak, IHC. Present in the inaugural session were Dr Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences; Dr. T. Ramasami, Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology; Dr. Phillipe de Taxis du Poet, Head of Science and Technology of EU delegation to India; Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Director-General, TERI and Dr. Arabinda Mishra, Director, ESCC Division, TERI and Mr. Eddy Moors, HighNoon Project Co-ordinator, ALTERRA, Wageningen UR. 

The seminar aimed to present the findings of the HighNoon study and stimulate discussion on the future steps that need to be taken in climate change adaptation research in order to meet the existing research gaps.

The results of the HighNoon project were presented by Mr. Eddy Moors, including regional climate model outputs for the likely future changes along the Ganges basin and stakeholder perspectives on adaptation measures from case study sites across the basin. The panel discussion on 'Research on climate change adaptation' focussed on national and international perspectives on the shape of future adaptation research presented by Dr. Richard Harding, Research Director, CEH, Wallingford-UK and Dr. Akhilesh Gupta, Advisor, Department of Science and Technology, India while implementation actions undertaken at the state and central level were presented in the session on 'Implementation of Adaptation'.

   
   

The Seminar was attended by policy makers, scientists, national and international government representatives, donor agencies, NGOs, graduate scholars and academia from across India.

The HighNoon consortium has partners from ALTERRA in the Netherlands; The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), New Delhi, IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur from India; The Met Office Hadley Centre and the University of Salford from United Kingdom; University of Geneva from Switzerland, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft from Germany and the University of Nagoya in Japan.

Download the report of this seminar.