The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

AGWA Updates: June 2017

We have just released the June edition of our AGWA Updates newsletter -- available here. Take note of the important dates listed for our Annual Meeting and other World Water Week events. In this edition we cover a great deal of the latest climate and water news. You'll find sections on ecosystem and infrastructure trends, adaptive governance and policy, sustainable finance, and many upcoming events. Plus, it highlights funding opportunities and the latest publications. Enjoy! Read More...
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One Month Left for World Water Week Early Bird Pricing

You only have one month left to register for World Water Week at a special Early Bird discount. Register by June 30th to take advantage of this reduced rate.

Join the global discussion on critical water issues with experts from the world’s scientific, business, government and civic communities. This year's theme is "Water and waste: reduce and reuse."
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UN Environment's Freshwater Strategy 2017-2021

Building on its mandate and work towards helping countries develop peacefully, equitably and sustainably while protecting and restoring their ecosystem functions and services, UN Environment has launched a new five-year Freshwater Strategy in line with the 2030 Agenda.
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Understanding the Role of Water in the SDGs: New Material from French Water Partnership

In 2015 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations, setting 17 goals for each country to reach by 2030. For the first time, a water goal was set which is ambitious and complete. Water is also essential to the other 16 goals. French Water Partnership (FWP) has created new material to help everyone understand the SDGs and the important role of water within each of the 17 goals. Read below to access the PDF "SDGs User Guide" as well as an infographic poster and video.
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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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