OOSKAnews Voices | The Long View On Long-Term Climate Impacts: Building Cathedrals Of Resilience
08/10/18 Filed in: Article
The columns in OOSKAnews Voices provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages. This article from AGWA's Coordinator proposes that cities are the landscape where most climate adaptation occurs, and that water is at the heart of these plans of action. Dr. Matthews takes the long view on resilience, comparing the lengthy but necessary courses of actions taken by cities to improve resilience to the historic processes of cathedral building. Both are "messy affairs, achieving perfection and persistence through adaptive management, patience, and clear vision." Specific attention is given to two parallel initiatives taking place in and around Mexico City to increase resilience.
"Listening to speakers, I wondered if CDMX is effectively building a new cathedral — this one to water and climate change..."