The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Video - FreshWater Watch Program and Citizen Science

During World Water Week in Stockholm, AGWA Steering Committee member Christine Chan took some time to interview Steven Loiselle, Senior Freshwater Research Manager for FreshWater Watch. The two discussed the citizen science approach utilized by FreshWater Watch and how it relates to similar bottom-up approaches supported by AGWA. Dr. Loiselle explains some of the benefits of citizen science, including how it can help bridge the gap between science and policy. You can watch the full interview in the video below.

From GIZ - Training Manuals on Sustainable Hydropower Now Available

From Susanne Schmeier of GIZ -

A collection of training manuals on sustainable hydropower, developed by GIZ together with the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the Network on Sustainable Hydropower in the Mekong Region (NSHDM), is now complete and available online. You can download the individual training manuals focusing on topics such as sustainable ecosystems, climate change and hydropower or the transboundary dimensions of hydropower development by clicking on the links below. Read More...

AGWA Guide and Risk Assessment Websites Now Online

AGWA has released a new resource for water managers interested in learning how to mainstream climate adaptation into their work. The AGWA Guide is now available at This resource is intended to serve as more of a self-exploration guide to the broader literature while simultaneously providing more detailed descriptions of current thinking and implementation on sustainable water resources management approaches.

For those interested in emerging risk assessment methodologies, please check out AGWA’s other new site on decision scaling and eco-engineering decision scaling (EEDS). On this site ( you’ll also find videos, interviews, and information on a new Nature Climate Change paper on EEDS, including a link to the publication. Read More...