The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Words Into Action Guidelines: Implementation Guide for Addressing Water-Related Disasters and Transboundary Cooperation

The effects of climate change can come in many forms. More often than not, these effects manifest in changes related to water -- whether through slow onset events such as droughts or through extreme acute events such as floods and hurricanes. None of the aforementioned disasters adhere to geopolitical boundaries. In fact, a majority of these disasters occur in transboundary basins.

With this in mind, the UNECE and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have jointly released a publication to guide countries on resilient disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies.
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COP24 Water Action Event Outcome Document

The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (GCA) convened a series of high-level events during COP24 in Poland. AGWA and SIWI played a lead role in organizing the UNFCCC High-Level Water Action Event on 7 December, entitled "Water-wise solutions to mitigate, adapt and thrive." This year’s water event was divided into two segments, the first focused on water solutions for resilient and coherent NDCs, and the second on water’s role in private sector innovation addressing climate change and sustainable consumption and production targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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AGWA Updates: February 2019

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