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World Water Day

Follow-up from White House Water Summit - Includes Video of Event

The US White House hosted a Water Summit as part of the UN's World Water Day. The event was designed to raise awareness of water issues and potential solutions in the United States, and to catalyze ideas and actions to help build a sustainable and secure water future through innovative science and technology.

Two AGWA initiatives were presented as part this event - a new water climate bonds standard, and the climate adaptation mainstreaming process CRIDA. You can find them in the fact sheet Working Together to Build a Sustainable Water Future. The full video of the event can be viewed below.

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AGWA Participating in White House Water Summit

On March 22, 2016, in conjunction with the United Nations World Water Day, the Obama Administration will host a White House Water Summit to raise awareness of water issues and potential solutions in the United States, and to catalyze ideas and actions to help build a sustainable and secure water future through innovative science and technology. AGWA has been invited to participate in the event, which will feature panel discussions and invited speakers from the public and private sectors, as well as a fact sheet of commitments made by numerous organizations in the water community and by the Obama Administration.

The event is set to take place from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT. It will be livestreamed on www.whitehouse.gov/live, and we invite you to participate on social media using the hashtag #WHWaterSummit and AGWA's @Alliance4Water. Read More...
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