Vishal Na participated in an international workshop on ICTs, Climate Change and Water organized by the IDRC, rain Canada and APC, Alliance for Progressive Communications in from Johannesburg July 7 to 10, 2011. The workshop was attended by about 30 participants from around the world. The workshop sought to develop a research agenda around the theme of ICTs, Climate Change and Water. Several issues were discussed such as the role that ICTs can play in reducing vulnerability to the water related impacts of climate change, improving access to information, securing greater transparency and disaster risk reduction. The workshop was an interactive one and participants worked in smaller groups to develop research ideas and proposals that were subsequently presented in plenaries. Much attention was paid to the challenges that large cities were faced with in dealing with the water related impacts of climate change, and the stresses that urbanization created.