The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

AGWA Featured on the "Science History Podcast"

The Science History Podcast with Frank von Hippel features monthly interviews on important moments in the history of science. In the latest episode, AGWA's Coordinator, Dr. John Matthews, is brought in to discuss some of the history of climate change research and water resources management, and peer a little into the future of a changing world. You can listen to the episode on the podcast website or directly below. Read More...
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New Episode of #ClimateReady Podcast | A High Probability of Uncertainty: How Do We Plan with Unknowns?

Nobody has data from the future - it hasn’t happened yet. But for centuries we’ve assumed that the past can predict the future. What if it can’t anymore? Will engineers and planners become consumed by inaction and climate uncertainty?

Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) is a new five-step water resources planning framework that helps address deep uncertainties associated with climatic, demographic and land-use change. CRIDA tackles the hardest part of climate adaptation: those times we need a hard number as engineers and economists, especially in parts of the world where may not have access to much data.

In this episode of ClimateReady, we are joined by three of the lead authors behind the recently-released publication. Drs. Guillermo Mendoza, Ad Jeuken, and John Matthews each lend their perspectives on how an engineer, a climate scientist, and an ecologist (respectively) came together to create a new vision of resilience in water management planning and decision making.

The CRIDA publication and additional resources are available at agwaguide.org/CRIDA. The guidebook is a co-publication of UNESCO IHP and the Integrated Center for International Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM), a UNESCO center in the United States.
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AGWA Updates: November 2018

We have just released the latest issue of AGWA Updates, our internal e-newsletter. You can access the November 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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LEADING Perspectives Webinar Series

Guest blog from colleagues at LEAD Pakistan
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LEADING Perspectives is a currently on-going series of talks that takes on the challenge of generating an informed, pluralistic and multi-sectoral analysis to accelerate the thought process on pressing water and environmental issues pertinent to our region. Under this series led by LEAD Pakistan, the following talks were held in September and October. Continue below to see summaries of each recent webinar. Visit the LEADING Perspectives website to stay informed about upcoming talks in the series.
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CRIDA Teaser Video and Download Link

How do we make better informed decisions for water management given future uncertainty? How can we mainstream robust, flexible approaches? And how can we institutionalize these methods into consistent, replicable outcomes?

CRIDA -- Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis -- provides stepwise planning guidance for water resources planners and managers to implement resilient water management globally, with a strong ecological element.

Just published by UNESCO and written through a partnership with Deltares, the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM), the Rijkswaterstaat, The World Bank, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), and many others, including strong support from Colorado State Water Center, The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. CRIDA has already been applied in more than a dozen projects, across five continents.

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