22/03/19 Filed in: Publications
As more people flock to cities around the globe, increasing demands are being placed on urban water systems. Climate change and other unprecedented stressors will exacerbate the challenges related to cities' water security in the decades to come. Developed by Arup and SIWI, the City Water Resilience Approach
(CWRA) is designed to help cities grow their capacity to anticipate and mitigate water-related shocks and stressors. To commemorate World Water Day, the CWRA team has released a new set of publications
to help share information and build capacity for urban water resilience. Read More...
08/10/18 Filed in: Article
The columns in OOSKAnews Voices
provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages. This article from AGWA's Coordinator proposes that cities are the landscape where most climate adaptation occurs, and that water is at the heart of these plans of action. Dr. Matthews takes the long view on resilience, comparing the lengthy but necessary courses of actions taken by cities to improve resilience to the historic processes of cathedral building. Both are "messy affairs, achieving perfection and persistence through adaptive management, patience, and clear vision." Specific attention is given to two parallel initiatives taking place in and around Mexico City to increase resilience.
"Listening to speakers, I wondered if CDMX is effectively building a new cathedral — this one to water and climate change..." Read More...
AGWA is part of an ongoing effort to help make cities more prepared for and resilient to shocks and stresses to their water systems. The City Water Resilience Framework is a project developed by Arup with support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Leaders from the project gathered together at World Water Week last month to discuss early observations, reflect on the importance of governance, and lay out the potential role of the Framework in helping cities prioritize actions and investments to become more resilient.
28/01/16 Filed in: Articles
Arup has recently released the inDepth Water Yearbook
, a Guide to the Global Water Industry. In coordination with this publication, they are now presenting inDepth Water Perspectives
- thought pieces from renowned global water industry experts. Each contributor has been asked to consider ‘The Future of Water’ in the context of critical global water risks focussing on their own region of the world and specific business imperatives.
The collection of ‘perspectives’ from around the world include issues relating to water scarcity, changing sea levels, water usage in the food & drink industry, in transport, technology water solutions, integrated water management, the cost of water – to name but a few. AGWA members have contributed several articles to this initiative and their pieces can be found on this page
. Read More...
The video team at Arup have created another amazing video for AGWA, this time focusing on the importance of water in climate adaptation. The video is part of the international #ClimateIsWater
Initiative. Watch the video below to find out how talking about climate
means talking about water!