The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

New Publication on Transboundary Water Cooperation

A new article entitled Improving governance in transboundary cooperation in water and climate change adaptation has come out in the journal "Water Policy." The authors examine the complexities of transboundary water governance in the face of climate change while simultaneously providing examples of lessons learned from almost a decade of cooperation on transboundary climate adaptation in water management under the UNECE Water Convention. The 63 lessons learned are also put into the context of the OECD principles on water governance. The paper concludes that developing climate change adaptation measures needs to improve in parallel the water governance system at transboundary scale.

You can find the publication online here.
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AGWA Updates: July 2017

We have just released the July issue of our AGWA Updates newsletter -- available here. Take note of the important announcement regarding the Steering Committee nominations as well as dates listed for our Annual Meeting and other World Water Week events. This is a particularly large issue. In spite of it being summer in many parts of the globe, there is a tremendous amount happening in the worlds of climate and water -- from policy to science to finance, and everything in between. We also highlight upcoming events, lots of recent publications, and several funding opportunities. Enjoy! Read More...
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UNESCO-IHP Survey on Youth Employment in the Water Sector

UNESCO-IHP is currently conducting an online survey on “Youth employment and unemployment in the water sector” with the objective of learning more about the employment challenges that affect youth and young professionals within the water sector. The results will inform water-related policy recommendations and programme activities of UNESCO.

This survey is open to anyone aged between 15 and 40, and involved in the water sector. Participation is voluntary and information provided will remain anonymous.

Click here to participate in the survey!
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OOSKAnews Interviews on Climate-Water Intersect

OOSKAnews has conducted a series of video interviews exploring the intersects between planetary climate change and the world’s water challenges. The videos feature various professionals from the water and climate communities, providing scientific and policy perspectives on a number of issues. This interview series is produced in association with the World Water Council and the #ClimateIsWater alliance (of which AGWA is a part). Below you'll find some of the recent episodes.
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Young Water Fellowship Call for Applications

The Young Water Fellowship Program aims to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.

This program will select 10 young community leaders capable of successfully designing and implementing sustainable and inclusive water projects that significantly improve living conditions in their communities, while contributing to the achievement of SDG #6 (water and sanitation for all). Applicants must be 18-30 years old at the time of the applications and come from a list of low and mid income countries. Specific conditions for application can be found on the YWF website.
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