The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

#ClimateIsWater - PARA-Agua Project in Colombia and Peru

In the eleventh episode of the #ClimateIsWater series is Dr. Sergio Claure, Chief of Party for the PARA-Agua Project - an initiative funded by USAID and implemented by Aecom International Development. In this episode Dr. Claure explains some of the work that PARA-Agua is doing in Peru and Colombia to combat climate change and assist water managers in the numerous river basins. He also provides some great suggestions on how the global community can respond to climate change through building capacity, raising awareness, and supporting the scaling up of pilot projects. Lastly, he explains an intriguing concept used by PARA-Agua called "twinning" that allows communities to build off of each other's strengths and experiences.

Since these projects take place in Colombia and Peru, we made another video in Spanish to provide better access to those who it influences the most. This shorter episode further dives into the work of the PARA-Agua Project, but features Ms. Cristina Portocarrero Lau, Deputy Chief of Party – Technical.

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