A free & online course on (climate) information services to support planning and decision-making in the context of the BDP2100.

Dhaka, Bangladesh, STATE, September 12—Free and open online course on Information Services for Adaptive Delta Management has been launched by DeltaCap project On Thursday 12th September 2019 at 13:30 pm at Bangladesh Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO). 

Chris Zevenbergen, Professor of Flood Resilience of Urban Systems, Flood Resilience Chair Group, Water Science and Engineering Department, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education & project Director of DeltaCap facilitate the event. Professor Dr. M Monowar Hossain, Coordinator Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing, and Executive Director, Institute of Water Modelling chaired the launching program. Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Director General, Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO) was also present as a special guest at the event. Representatives from GED, BCAS, CEGIS, BUET, IWM, course participants together with DeltaCap team members also present in the program. 26 participants registered for this course and they complete it. Few of them were present to receive their certificates in the event.        

This online course (MOOC) on “Climate Information Services for Adaptive Delta Management” is Lead by Climate Adaptation Services (CAS) – a DeltaCap partner.  The course reaches out to a diverse audience: including planning and water management agencies, consultancy companies, researchers, policy-makers and students. The course is rather broad than in-depth in nature. It provides an introduction to the available Climate Information Services in Bangladesh, the principles of Adaptive Delta Management and the goals of the BDP2100. This will allow students to reflect on how climate information services may support their own work, to achieve a climate robust Bangladesh. The objective of the course is:  

To support the adoption of a long-term and integral perspective in spatial planning and water management in the implementation of the BDP2100 by using climate information services. This is done by explaining and demonstrating how climate information services can be used for (1) acquiring, assessing and tailoring climate data for a specific use case, (2) communicating climate information to different stakeholders, and (3) using climate information in a decision-making context to drive policy and action in the context of the BDP2100 and ADM.

Interested parties can register and follow the course for free
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https://deltacapproject.net/mooc-on-adaptive-delta-management-launching-ceremony/ or http://bit.ly/deltacapmooc )