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OOSKAnews Voices | The Long View On Long-Term Climate Impacts: Building Cathedrals Of Resilience

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..."

New Episode of #ClimateReady Podcast | Designing & Planning for Resilience in Water Infrastructure

You can now listen to the latest episode of the ClimateReady Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or AGWA's Knowledge Platform. The latest episode focuses on decisions around planning, design, and investments in water infrastructure. The main interview comes from Dr. Patrick Ray of the Univ. of Cincinnati and UMass-Amherst's Hydrosystems Research Group. You'll hear about the concept behind bottom-up approaches to climate adaptation, the World Bank's Decision Tree Framework, and work being done in Mexico City and elsewhere to assess and address long-term climatic and non-climatic risks to water systems and infrastructure.

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