The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Building SustainABLE Communities

The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting its 7th Building SustainABLE Communities conference November 21-24 in Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA. The overarching theme is "Innovation Through Collaboration," with presentation/discussion forums focusing on Water Stewardship, Climate Action, Food Systems/Security, and Community Capital/Infrastructure. The Water Stewardship Forum features 13 presentations about a variety of water issues from speakers representing government, business, and the nonprofit and academic sectors.

Asia International Water Week

The Asia International Water Week (AIWW) is a triennial water gathering to share tangible implementation for resolving Asian water problems. The Asia Water Council in collaboration with the authorities of host country and host city organizes the event. Asian water problems discussed three years prior to the AIWW through the preparatory process will be raised as the primary issues in the Asian water community and will be disseminated to the global water community with action plans to solve them.

USAID Adaptation Community Meeting: Scaling Up Climate Services: Lessons from East Africa

Effectively scaling up climate services requires solid investment in observations, usable climate data, the development of demand–driven products, and the tools to use processed data. One-off climate service pilots are important to test new ideas, but a more strategic approach is needed to reach scale.

USAID/Kenya and East Africa’s Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project brought together key partners including national meteorological and hydrological services (NHMS), the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC), FEWS NET/USGS, and Tetra Tech to develop demand-driven tools to develop and improve East African climate services.

This month's Adaptation Community Meeting will highlight the experience working with these partners.