The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Harnessing Nature to Manage Rising Flood Risk

Press Release from WWF

WASHINGTON, D.C. (24, May 2017 - 8:00am ET) – Worldwide, flood risk will continue to rise as cities grow larger and rainstorms become more intense, making conventional engineering insufficient as the sole approach to flood management. “Natural and Nature-Based Flood Management: A Green Guide” released today by WWF, introduces an integrated framework for flood management, drawing on policy, green infrastructure and conventional engineering to help communities adapt and better manage growing flood risk.
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#ClimateIsWater Members Hold Side Event at Bonn Climate Change Conference

Global Water Partnership, International Water Association and World Water Council, three members of the #ClimateIsWater Initiative convened a side event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference on 18 May. The event, entitled "Implementation of NDCs – climate finance for water-related adaptation and mitigation action," was well received by the audience. It was covered by multiple types of media, allowing you to read all about the event or watch a full-length recording. See below for details.
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Nominations for the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize are now being accepted

Do you know an outstanding woman, man or organization who has made significant contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources? Since 1991, Stockholm Water Prize has recognized individuals and organizations from various fields and continents for their important work.

You can now submit your nomination for the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize! Remember that anyone can submit a nomination, and it only takes a few minutes to do so.
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Approach for the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action

The Marrakech call is loud and clear: nothing can stop global climate action. At the same time, there is universal recognition that if we are to realise the goals of the Paris Agreement, we must all go further and faster in delivering climate action before 2020, enabled by adequate flows of finance, technology and capacity building. The following document provides the way forward through the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action.

Approach for the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action
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Call for Abstracts | 2017 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference

The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is one of the world’s leading multi-sectoral (private, government, academia), multi-disciplinary water resources professional societies. Their 2017 annual conference will be in Portland, OR, 5-7 November. They are seeking abstracts on any and all aspects of water resources.

AWRA is a great place to tell your water story to others outside your own discipline/sector. It’s also a wonderful venue for students and young professionals (YPs).

No papers are required. You can select an oral or poster presentation. If you wish to organize a Topical Session, contact the event organizers ASAP.

For more information and to submit (through 16 May), visit http://www.awra.org/meetings/Portland2017/.
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