The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

New White Paper - Corporate Water Resilience in an Uncertain Future

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Businesses need to address water-related risks arising from climate change impacts to not only their direct operations, but also their local communities, supply chain, and broader network. Failure to do so threatens business continuity and long-term value creation. Companies are already starting to act to build their corporate water resilience in an uncertain future due to climate change.

A new publication on Corporate Water Resilience in an Uncertain Future is now available from the United Nations Global Compact CEO Water Mandate, the Pacific Institute, along with CDP, Suez, and the WBCSD. The white paper summarizes the existing literature on the physical water-related risks of climate change to businesses and provides actionable examples of how businesses can address these risks and create corporate water adaption and resilience. Read More...
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AGWA Updates: March 2020

We have just released the latest issue of AGWA Updates, our internal e-newsletter. You can access the March 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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New Episode of #ClimateReady Podcast | Utilities of the Future, Today: How Public Utilities are Pioneering Climate-Smart Infrastructure

We count on public utilities to provide services integral to everyday life. When we turn on the tap or flip a light switch, the assumption is that water will run and rooms will light up. But as the climate changes and cities continue to grow at a breakneck pace, what can utilities do to continue to provide these essential services? Is there a way to avoid overexploiting natural resources while keeping ratepayers happy?

For insight into climate-smart development, we look to the pioneering efforts of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) in the U.S. state of California. On this episode of ClimateReady, we’ll hear from three SFPUC representatives: Mike Brown, Sarah Minick, and Karri Ving. They describe the ways in which SFPUC is utilizing — and financing — nature-based “green” infrastructure to reinforce and supplement their existing systems in order to provide water, wastewater, and power services to millions of customers in a region highly vulnerable to climate change. In the second part of the discussion, we hear how SFPUC is financing these innovative projects — totaling over US$1.4 billion — through the use of the world’s first certified climate bonds dedicated to water infrastructure.

Following the interview, we wrap up with another installment of “Climate of Hope” in partnership with the World Youth Parliament for Water. Karan Gajare, a civil engineer from India pursuing a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering through an Erasmus Mundus program, shares a success story of a small village taking big steps to adapt to and mitigate climate change in his native India (full story at http://bit.ly/38tc9F7).
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