The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

AGWA Annual Report Now Available

AGWA has just released its Annual Report for August 2014 - August 2015, which also outlines the organization's path forward for next year and beyond. The document is available to view or download here. The report summarizes AGWA’s policy work as well as technical programs and initiatives.

Other areas addressed include: AGWA's vision, history, membership, governance, annual budget, comments from members, and other programmatic information. Please check it out to stay up to date on AGWA’s recent and ongoing projects and to see where we’re headed.

Building Water Security Through Green Infrastructure

Science magazine is publishing a series of six Policy Forum essays on water to coincide with leading annual water conference, World Water Week. The 3-part series of paired essays contrasts perspectives on water governance (local vs global), monitoring water (satellite vs on the ground), and green infrastructure (feasibility for emerging economies). An essay advocating for the wider deployment of green infrastructure was co-authored by John Matthews and others from AGWA. Dr. Margaret Palmer, head of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), served as lead author for the essay. You can see the article online via the Science website or directly download it here. The counterpoint to this essay on green infrastructure is also available to download here. Read More...

Survey on Integrating Gender Considerations into Climate Change Adaptation in the Agriculture Sector

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture is currently undertaking a study to better understand the ways in which institutions are integrating gender-sensitive approaches to climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector in Latin America. The survey, implemented together with IFPRI and CCAFS, is part of the European Commission funded project IICA-EUROCLIMA, "Sustainable agriculture, Food Security, and Climate Change in Latin America", which seeks to strengthen capacity to integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation into regional and national public policy. Read More...