The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

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Guest Blog | Celebration of World Water Day in India

This guest blog was written by AGWA member Pradeep Mohapatra, team leader at UDYAMA.


For the last two decades, UDYAMA has been celebrating World Water Day. This year the celebration ran from March 22 and continued through the end of the month. The objective is to create a sensitization among multiple stakeholders that safe quality water is at stake. It will be more critical to access due to several factors. Looking at global climate change, availing drinkable
water will be more of an issue the way it is deteriorating. The theme for this year’s World Water Day was “waste water.” There are two important and complex crises related to the theme: water poverty and ecological poverty. Each will be more complex considering the role of climate change plays on water.

There are a few points to highlight from the celebration, which took place at various locations.

Make wise water use. Do not waste water. Reuse, Recycle, and Restore water. Harvest water and refuse to add waste (solid or liquid) to safe water. That means keeping water clean from all forms of pollution/pollutants/adulteration/affluent.

Water is a connector. Water is not a sector.

AGWA and Bottom-Up Methodologies Represented at Chinese Conference

This guest blog was written by Ad Jeuken of Deltares.

My visit was the result of an invitation from the World Future Council to speak at their Future of Cities forum in Tianjin. This event was a sub-forum of the Eco-City Forum. My presentation at the Forum was complemented by an additional expert meeting to the city of Huangshi, two days later. My message was around quantitative planning methods (like CRIDA) that incorporate climate robustness and flexibility in the planning to account for future uncertainty. The visit was a good occasion to learn more about the Sponge city development in general and in Huangshi in particular. Read More...