The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

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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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#ClimateIsWater - UNDP Climate Change Project in Lebanon

In the seventh episode of the #ClimateIsWater series is Yara Daou, Project Research Assistant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Climate Change Projects. This episode highlights some of the work being done by the UNDP Climate Change team at the Lebanese Ministry of Environment (http://climatechange.moe.gov.lb/home) through their pilot project "Rainwater Harvesting from Greenhouse Tops". The project has both climate adaptation and mitigation components in addition to socioeconomic benefits for local farmers. Funding for the project was made available by the Lebanon Recovery Fund. To find out more about this project, visit http://climatechange.moe.gov.lb/newsrwgh.

Make sure to check out this episode and keep checking on the AGWA Blog and the #ClimateIsWater Vimeo Channel (vimeo.com/channels/918234) for future installments.

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The AGWA Reader: Moving Beyond No-Regrets Climate Adaptation

Building on Beyond Downscaling, AGWA is preparing a guidance document for technical decision makers interested in a self-taught course in climate adaptation and robust water management. Over the past few months the secretariat have been developing an AGWA Reader. This document is a collection of text, interviews, videos, and technical readings illustrating the AGWA approach to long-term sustainable water management. Once published it will be freely available for the benefit of practitioners, investors, decision makers, and resource managers in the water community. Read More...
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