The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Green Infrastructure

OOSKAnews Voices | Feeling the Power of Climate Change: What Is Green Hydropower in a Shifting Climate?

OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages. In this piece John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for AGWA, takes a look at the controversy over how "green" hydrolectric power really is.

"Perhaps more than any other water-related topic, hydropower represents some of the most extreme risks and opportunities associated with climate change policy and practice..." Read More...
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Bringing Nature Back - New Documentary

As climate change takes hold in the Mekong region, the worst effects will be manifested through water.

ICEM's new documentary – Bringing Nature Back – illustrates the benefits of using green infrastructure and bioengineering to build climate resilience in the Mekong Region.

With climate change, the Mekong Region can expect to see more severe droughts, increased floods, and heavy storms. To mitigate the impacts of these events and build climate resilience, we will have to re-envision how we practice infrastructure development. We will have to bring nature back. Read More...
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#ClimateIsWater - Green Infrastructure & Investing in Sustainability

In the ninth episode of the #ClimateIsWater series is Todd Gartner, Senior Associate and Manager of the Natural Infrastructure for Water Project at World Resources Institute (wri.org/our-work/project/natural-infrastructure-water). This episode focuses on the potential of green infrastructure to serve as a solution to some of climate change's impacts. Todd also discusses how we can better manage our water resources and think about infrastructure investments in the face of an uncertain future and a new climate reality.

Make sure to check out this episode and keep checking on the AGWA Blog and the #ClimateIsWater Vimeo Channel for future installments.

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Building Water Security Through Green Infrastructure

Science magazine is publishing a series of six Policy Forum essays on water to coincide with leading annual water conference, World Water Week. The 3-part series of paired essays contrasts perspectives on water governance (local vs global), monitoring water (satellite vs on the ground), and green infrastructure (feasibility for emerging economies). An essay advocating for the wider deployment of green infrastructure was co-authored by John Matthews and others from AGWA. Dr. Margaret Palmer, head of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), served as lead author for the essay. You can see the article online via the Science website or directly download it here. The counterpoint to this essay on green infrastructure is also available to download here. Read More...
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