The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Can't Attend World Water Week? Try Livestreaming!

In an attempt to reach beyond the walls of World Water Week and engage a wider water conscious audience, SIWI will be broadcasting a number of events live on Vimeo and Facebook throughout the Week. They have selected a number of events and seminars to be featured on their website as well. You can watch the preview the lineup and watch the videos live at http://www.worldwaterweek.org/pressroom/live/.
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Launch of Alliance for Freshwater Life

The Alliance for Freshwater Life (AFL) is an interdisciplinary network of scientists, conservation professionals, educators, policy experts, creative professionals, and engaged citizens, working to improve the conservation and sustainable use of freshwater ecosystems and the biodiversity therein.

The Alliance has just published its website, now available at https://allianceforfreshwaterlife.org/, with a formal launch during a showcase at the upcoming World Water Week in Stockholm.
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AGWA Updates: August 2018

We have just released the latest issue of AGWA Updates, our internal e-newsletter. You can access the August issue by clicking here. You'll want to check out this issue to learn about the incredible amount of activity taking place within the AGWA network. Plus, as always it is full of the latest news on the intersection of climate and water from the fields of climate change adaptation, climate finance, policy, and much more. Stay updated! Stay informed!

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AGWA Launches Season 2 of "ClimateReady" Podcast

After a few months off, AGWA is happy to announce the launch of the second season of its ClimateReady Podcast. The first episode focuses on how indigenous peoples and women are taking on meaningful (and deserved) roles in international water and climate policy discussions. We discuss the topic of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and the ways that island nations in the Pacific are adapting to climate change. Listen below, then make sure to subscribe and leave your reviews wherever you get your podcasts!
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Message from the Coordinator: AGWA & UNFCCC Regional Adaptation Workshops

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Greetings! At the end of April, I got an email from the UN climate change convention (the UNFCCC) asking to set up a call. Such emails (and calls) are not that unusual, though the UNFCCC body was new to me - the “consultative group of experts,” or CGE.

The call began by my colleagues saying, We were asking many of our colleagues who was an expert on assessing climate risk for water, and many people — well, everyone, really — said to contact AGWA. We’re organizing three regional workshops for roughly a total of 130 national governments to host a workshop on the how to help countries and communities adjust to climate impacts expressed through freshwater.
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