The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

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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Special Episode of #ClimateReady Podcast

In this special episode of ClimateReady, we take a look back at last season’s “Postcards from the Future.” In these segments, we ask what the world may look like in the face of a changing climate. Guests offer up a range of possibilities, each providing a different take on the problems and — more importantly — the solutions we as a society can take to become more ClimateReady.

Whether you’re new to the show or an avid listener, we think you’ll enjoy hearing from all of the insightful “Postcard” contributors: John Matthews (1:30), Stephanie Lyons (9:04), Kathryn Pharr (13:39), Ingrid Timboe (16:22), Al Meghji (21:27), Elizabeth Rush (25:24), Alan Hesse (27:57), Danielle Neighbour (32:00), and Dr. Raha Hakimdavar (37:15).

Season 3 of ClimateReady is coming soon. Make sure to subscribe to stay up to date as new episodes are released!
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