The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

New Episode of #ClimateReady Podcast | AI for Adaptation: Addressing Climate Challenges with Data Science

Climate change is the preeminent problem of the 21st century. Why not address it with 21st century solutions? While still in development, advances in data science — specifically around big data and AI — offer new and valuable tools for climate adaptation. How is this being deployed and who is leading the charge?

In the Season 3 premiere of ClimateReady, we are joined by Paul Fleming, Corporate Water Program Manager for Microsoft (microsoft.com/environment). We discuss some of the reasons why a company known primarily for computer software is leading groundbreaking developments for water management related to climate change. Paul discusses the potential for big data and AI with respect to utilities and smarter water management. We also hear about the CEO Water Mandate initiative (ceowatermandate.org) and the expanding role of the private sector in addressing the century’s greatest environmental and sustainable development challenges.

Following our main interview, we introduce a new segment to the show. Underlying all of our work around climate adaptation is a sense of optimism. We can (and must!) create more resilient systems and societies. To support this idea, we are featuring short personal reflections about a “Climate of Hope.” The episode closes out with a story from Nureen Anisha, an AGWA Research Fellow and graduate student, speaking of efforts in her native Bangladesh that give her hope for the future.
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AGWA Updates: October 2019

We have just released the latest issue of AGWA Updates, our internal e-newsletter. You can access the October 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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City Water Resilience Approach methodology. now available

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The City Water Resilience Approach has been developed in response to cities’ needs for tools and approaches to help them and their stakeholders navigate the process of building resilience. It can be used by public and private organisations, representatives from national and regional government, cities, utilities, catchment and basin authorities, the private sector and civil society groups.

The step by step methodology to enable you to use the City Water Resilience Approach is now available to download. The methodology includes resources to help cities carry out the process through every step of the way.
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International RiverFoundation and the upcoming International Riversymposium

This article was written by Carla Littlejohn, General Manager, Portfolio & Partnerships at International RiverFoundation
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The International River Foundation (IRF) is a Not-For-Profit organisation that champions integrated river basin management for the restoration, protection, sustainable management and resilience of our world’s rivers. For over 20 years, the IRF has been promoting and supporting effective management of these resources by facilitating knowledge sharing, education and best practice river basin management, and by recognizing and rewarding those making a difference. Our programs include the International River
symposium and the prestigious International RiverPrize, which recognizes the outstanding work of our river stewards and communities around the world. We draw upon our large networks, and seek to build new ones, to revive the world’s rivers through multi-sector partnerships and are committed to supporting positive ecological, economic and social outcomes through our programs.

We are currently in the throes of planning the 22nd International River
symposium, which will be held in Brisbane 20-24 October (www.riversymposium.com). This year’s event will attract over 500 delegates from 30 different countries. There will be over 150 presentations and 15 interactive workshop sessions over 3 days, promising a diverse range of sessions that will bring together river managers, policy developers, scientists, consultants, students, community and not-for-profit organisations, businesses and industry representatives from around the world to build relationships, share ideas and inspire others. This years’ theme of ‘Resilient Rivers’ recognises the urgent need to build the capacity of our rivers and communities to recover from disturbance, such as extreme weather events, and return to a healthy state. The road to resilience can be a complex journey with the interdependence of environmental, social and economic outcomes.

Don't miss out on attending the 22nd International River
symposium! Join over 500 delegates from 29 countries for an exciting program that will change the way you think about resilient river systems. Full registration pricing and the Group Discount deal ends on 30 September. Register now at https://riversymposium.com/register/.

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AGWA Updates: September 2019

We have just released the latest issue of AGWA Updates, our internal e-newsletter. You can access the September 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!

To subscribe to our newsletter, sign up here.
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