The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water
AGWA currently exists as an informal network rather than as a NGO or legal entity. We are organized through a Community of Practice Charter.
We are governed by a steering committee, which includes two co-chairs: the World Bank Group and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The AGWA Secretariat is coordinated by John Matthews on behalf of SIWI and reports directly to the steering committee.
The members of the steering committee include:
Casey Brown, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Paul Fleming, Seattle Public Utilities
Mark Fletcher, Arup
Karin Lexén, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
Joe Manous, Institute of Water Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers
Diego Rodriguez, World Bank
Cees van de Guchte, Deltares
Maggie White, SIWI
Louise Whiting, FAO
We have a regular newsletter — please write us directly if you are interested in receiving a copy. This is also the best way to contact us if you are interested in joining AGWA or requesting support or information. As of 2016, more than 175 organizations are members of the AGWA network, located globally. The AGWA Blog provides you with numerous announcements and updates while the Events page lists many ongoing, planned, or past events.
Two key areas for engagement are AGWA’s Policy Group, led by SIWI, and the synthesis of interdisciplinary knowledge and insight into resilient decision-making processes for water management through AGWA's technical programs.
If you would like to find out more about what AGWA's governance or history, please visit the archive of our core documents here.