The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

LIVESTREAM: "Water @ Wilson: 50 Years of Water, Conflict, and Cooperation"

Water is critical. It grows our food, generates our energy, and ensures our prosperity. To address the challenges that stand in the way of building healthy, prosperous, and peaceful communities, we must first tackle the challenge of water insecurity.

Join this live webcast right now as organizers and speakers look back on 50 years of Wilson Center research and analysis on water and its role in conflict and international cooperation. This event will feature experts on water from across academia, development, diplomacy, and the private sector. Organized in cooperation with US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Wildlife Fund.

The event will feature a keynote presentation from AGWA's Coordinator, Dr. John Matthews, around 9:45 a.m. EST. You can find more details, including the program, at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/water-wilson-50-years-water-conflict-and-cooperation. Watch the livestream below.
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Harnessing Nature to Manage Rising Flood Risk

Press Release from WWF

WASHINGTON, D.C. (24, May 2017 - 8:00am ET) – Worldwide, flood risk will continue to rise as cities grow larger and rainstorms become more intense, making conventional engineering insufficient as the sole approach to flood management. “Natural and Nature-Based Flood Management: A Green Guide” released today by WWF, introduces an integrated framework for flood management, drawing on policy, green infrastructure and conventional engineering to help communities adapt and better manage growing flood risk.
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WWF Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fellowship

To build capacity among conservationists and those working in related fields, WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) is offering fellowships to emerging leaders in Asia, Africa, and Latin America who are able to make significant contributions to helping people and nature adapt to a changing climate.

Applicants from the following countries are eligible to apply: Colombia, Ecuador, Fiji, Guatemala, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia. Read More...
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