The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

AGWA Updates: September 2019

We have just released the latest issue of AGWA Updates, our internal e-newsletter. You can access the August issue by clicking here. You'll want to check out this issue to learn about the incredible amount of activity taking place within the AGWA network. As always it is full of the latest news on the intersection of climate and water from the fields of climate change adaptation, climate finance, policy, and much more. Stay updated! Stay informed!

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Investing in Water: Infrastructure + Technology

This article was written by Zara Amer, CEO, The Climate Change Project
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Climate change will be felt through water
Climate change will be felt through water as it alters the quality, amount, distribution and timing of available water. By 2025, one in every two people on the planet will live with water stress. For one in nine, the problem is already here. ⁣

All our existing water problems will be significantly exacerbated by climate change which is already having a measurable effect on the water cycle. Ecosystems, industries and communities will be affected as the global water crisis intensifies.⁣

In an attempt to better understand how the global water sector was evolving to meet the global water challenge, I produced and recently published the
Investing in Water: Infrastructure + Technology report. Over the course of 7 interviews I spoke with experts about the water infrastructure investment gap, the cost of the global water challenge, and we discussed how new technologies are changing the way in which water is being managed and used.

The small investing he still does is all focussed on one commodity: water
In 2017, I wrote a blog called
The Business of Water, inspired by the end credits of the movie The Big Short. ⁣

The semantics inferred a very bleak, unbalanced view of the future and in order to better understand that future I decided to produce a report that explored how Dr Michael Burry was investing in water. ⁣

That report was going to be called
Investing in Water Rich Farmland. Five research calls in my focus shifted from almond farms, high net worth investors and the secretive world of family offices to the kind of water investing that might serve a greater purpose and benefit everyone.
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Robust, flexible management of rivers, watersheds, groundwater, and wetlands can enable communities to thrive in a shifting climate

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Climate change presents a new range of threats, drivers, and uncertainties in how we interact with freshwater ecosystems, but recently developed approaches to cope with climate impacts will ensure that source waters can survive — and thrive — into the future, according to a new report published by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in collaboration with the Global Resilience Partnership and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA).

“Water is our connector — linking cities, businesses, infrastructure, energy, agriculture, and disaster prevention. If we can make our water choices resilient, we can prepare all these sectors for future impacts,” says John Matthews, Executive Director of AGWA and lead author of Wellspring: Source Water Resilience and Climate Adaptation. “Assumptions that future climate and hydrological conditions will be similar to the past no longer apply. Actions that represented best practices five year ago we now know could lock us into bad decisions that could hurt our economies and ecosystems for decades.”
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AGWA Updates: World Water Week & AGWA Annual Report

We have published a special issue of our AGWA Updates newsletter in preparation for World Water Week in Stockholm. In this issue, you'll find details on AGWA's pre-WWW events, including our Ninth Annual Meeting. Also included is a link to this year's Annual Report, which is a great source of information on milestones from the past year, plans for the years ahead, and much more! Finally, we highlight a number of official WWW events involving AGWA and our close partners. We are excited about all of the upcoming events in Stockholm and we hope to see you there!

Still need more details on World Water Week? We have an entire page dedicated to that!
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AGWA Updates: August 2019

We have just released the latest issue of AGWA Updates, our internal e-newsletter. You can access the August issue by clicking here. You'll want to check out this issue to learn about the incredible amount of activity taking place within the AGWA network. As always it is full of the latest news on the intersection of climate and water from the fields of climate change adaptation, climate finance, policy, and much more. Stay updated! Stay informed!

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