The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

New Episode of #ClimateReady Podcast | "Go with the Flow: Managed Rivers, Unmanaged Climate"

Freshwater ecosystems are in trouble. For centuries -- and until very recently -- rivers and ecosystems were always managed using history as a reference point. As we move into an era of uncertainty surrounding climate and hydrology, how should we think about ecosystem management in the future?

In this episode of ClimateReady, we meet with Dr. LeRoy Poff, a Professor in the Department of Biology at Colorado State University and Chair of its Ecology Graduate Program. LeRoy is a leading authority on aquatic ecology and lead author behind the seminal environmental flows (“eflows”) theory on river restoration and management. For the last 20 years, eflow science has been used to guide management and policy around ecosystem performance and natural flow regimes in regulated rivers. However, the underlying assumptions of this theory and practice are being tested by climate change. With an updated take on eflows, LeRoy explains how we must move beyond the natural flow regime to meet the challenges of a non-stationary and changing world.

Following the main interview, we have a “Postcard from the Future” from Stephanie Lyons, a climate, environment, and water consultant with a story from Vietnam.
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AGWA Updates: Annual Meeting & World Water Week

We have just published the latest issue of our internal newsletter, AGWA Updates. This is a special issue focused on our upcoming Annual Meeting and activities during World Water Week in Stockholm. It's a great resource regardless of whether or not you'll be attending WWW. Our Annual Report for 2017-2018 is also available through this issue. The report highlights milestones from the past twelve months and outlines our vision and prospects for the year ahead. Make sure to check out our World Water Week page for more details on all the events in Stockholm, including how to remotely join the Annual Meeting on 25 August. Read More...
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Hearing how water resilience connects Miami, Mexico City, Amman, Hull, Cape Town

AGWA is part of an Arup-led project to develop and implement with five core cities a water resilience framework. The City Water Resilience Framework (CWRF) aims to help cities better prepare for and respond to shocks and stresses to their water systems.

Currently AGWA is taking part in a three-day Global Knowledge Exchange in London, bringing together City and other stakeholders to share best practice and co-design final project outputs for the City Water Resilience Framework, 100 Resilient Cities, and the Resilience Shift's Governance for Resilient Water Systems (Lloyd's Register Foundation) projects. You can read more about the project and learn about the first day of the Global Knowledge Exchange at http://resilienceshift.org/gke-day1-cities/. Read More...
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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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