The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Nature for Water | World Water Day Webinar

World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22nd. It is a day to focus attention on the key importance of our planet’s freshwater resources and to push for greater recognition of their sustainable management. IWRA's "Nature for Water" webinar explores nature-based solutions for current water issues. From droughts to floods and personal water insecurity to region-wide water security tensions, this year’s World Water Day theme is a call to understand and explore the role of nature in addressing and solving our water issues.

Finance options and instruments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Experiences with global and national funds

The BMUB-IKI funded global project Mainstreaming EbA, implemented by GIZ invites you to join the upcoming webinar "Finance options and instruments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Experiences with global and national funds." This session is part of a series of webinar organized by GIZ for the international EbA Community of Practice.

Two major Symposia on Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America: addressing water issues

The International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) is a world leader in education, communication and training on matters related to climate change. ICCIP is organising two major Symposia on Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America, to be held in February 2019, and to which the Calls for Papers are now open. These are:
  • 13-15 February 2019: World Symposium on Climate Change and Tourism, Bariloche, Argentina
  • 20-21 February 2019: Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America, Lima, Peru
The events cater for a wider debate on the links between climate change and water issues. The Symposia also offer an opportunity for researchers working on climate change to come together to discuss research methods, the results of empirical research or exchange ideas about on-going and future research initiatives which aim at providing a better understanding of how climate issues influence various sectors. Read More...

Addressing Gaps in Climate Services for Agriculture: The AgMetGaps Project

When a farmer makes decisions about what to plant, when to plant and how to care for her crop, her observations regarding weather and climate from the past year are not necessarily a good indication of what is likely happen this year. Climate services such as seasonal climate forecasts connected to crop simulation models or other types of decision support approaches (e.g. participatory roundtables) adapted to the farmer’s specific context have the potential to facilitate decision-making in communities confronting increasing climate variability and climate change.

While climate services have the potential to support agricultural decision-making, their effectiveness and suitability can vary substantially from one site to another. Given limited resources and a multitude of potential investment priorities, it is extremely important to approach investment in climate services in a systematic way that is both demand driven and has high potential for success.

Join the next Adaptation Community Meeting to hear from USAID adaptation advisor Kevin Coffey and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) senior scientist Steven Prager on USAID's investments and strategies for climate services, specifically the work of the AgMetGaps project.