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Managing Wetlands for Climate Change Adaptation and Groundwater Sustainability

30 November –12 December 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

10 December 2023

Time: 10:00-10:45 (GMT +4) | Location: Atoms4Climate Pavilion

Managing wetlands for climate change adaptation and groundwater sustainability is crucial for environmental conservation and water resource management. This event highlights the role of isotope hydrology in understanding the complex interactions between wetlands, groundwater, and climate change. Wetlands act as natural buffers against extreme weather events and provide essential ecosystem services; however, climate change is threatening these functions. Isotope hydrology helps study water movement and origin, tracing sources and pathways. It aids in identifying water sources for wetland recharge, assessing groundwater-surface water interactions, and predicting wetland and groundwater responses to climate change. Incorporating isotope hydrology enhances management strategies for long-term sustainability.

Opening remarks

Hua Liu, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation IAEA 


  • Juan Facetti, Ambassador of Paraguay, former Minister of the Environment  

  • Mohsin Hafeez, Director of Water, Food and Ecosystems, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) 

  • Kenzo Hiroki, Professor, National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies / Coordinator, High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters 

  • Flore Lafaye De Micheaux, Senior Advisor for Europe at the Convention for Wetlands, RAMSAR

Key Take-Aways and Final Remarks 

Johannes Cullmann, UN Water Vice-Chair 


Yuliya Vystavna, Senior Water Programme Officer, IAEA

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