The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Making Decisions for Managing Water Under Climate Uncertainty

Mexico will be hosting its first National Forum on Climate Adaptation from 18-20 April 2016. The purpose of this forum will be to reduce the nation's climate vulnerability through effective concrete adaptation actions advanced in a context of wide and strong partnerships among different actors. The Forum will be a meeting place for actors from the private, academic, social and governmental levels to discuss climate adaptation issues and approaches over three days of workshops.

During the Forum, AGWA's Secretariat Coordinator John Matthews will present a workshop on "Making Decisions for Managing Water Under Climate Uncertainty." More information on this particular event can be found below.

When: Tuesday, April 19; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (UTC-06:00)
Where: Senado de la República, Mexico City, Mexico
Event website:

This event is for registered forum participants only. Check back on the AGWA Blog later for more information following the event.

How do we ensure that climate adaptation leads to consistent, systematic and effective results for the sustainable management of water resources? This workshop will focus on the design, planning and water management. Special attention will be given to support processes of decision making related to these resources, using the examples of the World Bank's Decision Tree ( and a framework for making informed decisions about risk related to climate throughout the planning and design of water operations (CRIDA -

For practitioners, this workshop intends to show a new set of approaches for water resources and protected area managers that integrates climate adaptation into their planning and operating. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to think about climate change as a practical issue that can be integrated into existing decision-making processes and wider networks of stakeholders. Second, for policy-related national and strategic decisions, we want to show how funding mechanisms and management can be used to support and strengthen the institutional adoption of systematic climate adaptation approaches despite climate's inherent uncertainty.