21/02/17 Filed in: Articles
The final installment in a series of three articles on water and climate change policy has just been released
by Global Water Forum. The three-part series is written by a group of AGWA members including the Co-Chairs, Coordinator, and Policy Group members. The articles will examine the co-evolution of water and climate change policy over the past 20 years. Part three explores the period from the most recent global climate policy conference to the present day, with speculation about where we may see water and climate policy headed into the future. Read More...
17/02/17 Filed in: Publications
Adelphi has published a series of studies and reports on the role, challenges and opportunities of water diplomacy and trans-boundary river cooperation in light of climate change. They are free for download.
Adelphi is an independent think tank and public policy consultancy on climate, environment and development. Their mission is to improve global governance through research, dialogue and consultation. Read More...
14/02/17 Filed in: Newsletter
AGWA has just released the February edition of its newsletter - available here
. In this edition we cover the upcoming change in Co-Chairs within AGWA as well as other internal news on upcoming and ongoing projects. This issue contains 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 several upcoming events. Plus, it highlights funding opportunities and the latest publications. Enjoy! Read More...
14/02/17 Filed in: Announcement
Earlier this month, AGWA and SIWI participated in a series of kick-off meetings in Valladolid, Spain for a new three-year EU project called Nature Insurance Value: Assessment and Demonstration (NAIAD). The project is coordinated by the Duero River Basin Authority and funded under the European Horizon 2020 Program. The goal of the project is to operationalize the insurance value of ecosystems to reduce the human and economic cost of risks associated with water (floods and droughts) by developing and testing - with key insurers and municipalities - the concepts, tools, applications and instruments (business models) necessary for its mainstreaming. Over 25 organizations from around 13 countries took part in the kick-off meetings.
AGWA and SIWI will contribute to the policy & mainstreaming, communications & dissemination, and basins models & financing instruments components of the project over the coming months and years. Read More...
13/02/17 Filed in: Announcement
Oregon State University’s Natural Resources Leadership Academy
(NRLA) is a unique opportunity to enhance your leadership skills through hands-on experience in engaging course work and an off-site field study, preparing you to solve complicated natural resources problems.
Spend a week – or two – on the Oregon State campus with internationally renowned faculty and industry leaders studying natural resources issues. These one-week intensive learning experiences will enhance your leadership skills and prepare you to solve complicated natural resources problems. Tracks can be taken for professional development (noncredit) or graduate credit to be applied to a graduate certificate or a master’s or Ph.D. degree program. Courses take place June 18-23 and June 26-30 in Corvallis, Oregon.Week one offerings
Week two offering
- Environmental Politics and Policy
- Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources
- Sustainability Assessment
- Water Conflict Management and Transformation
If you are interested in learning about the Water Cooperation and Diplomacy Joint Master's Programme, continue reading below.
- Resilient and Robust Resource Management