The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

AGWA Policy Team meeting notes - 1 September 2014

Updates on the AGWA Policy Team meeting held in Stockholm on 1 September, led by Sofia Widforss and Karin Lexén at SIWI. Read More...

Fifth UNECE Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins

The fifth workshop on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins will be held from Tuesday, 14 October 2014 until Wednesday, 15 October in the Palais des Nations in Geneva in room XII, starting at 10 a.m. on 14 October and ending at 5 p.m. on 15 October. The working languages will be English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Recorded talk: NASA SERVIR Program

This is a recorded talk given to the US AID adaptation community on NASA’s SERVIR program. SERVIR is USAID's flagship science and technology partnership with NASA with the objective of building capacity of government decision-makers to utilize earth observations and geospatial technologies for development. The program is focused on decision-support tools and training programs that help countries improve climate resilience and reduce emissions from land use. SERVIR operates through partnerships with regional centers in Central America, Eastern and Southern Africa, and the Himalayas, with SERVIR Mekong launching this fall. The partnership connects satellite data to climate change decision-making, and science and technology solutions connect space to village. Explore the SERVIR product catalogue at

Future Earth: Research Pathways Toward Global Development

Future Earth is a 10 year research initiative with the goal to meet the mounting challenges of global environmental change and the transition to global sustainability by harnessing the capacity of the global research community across multiple disciplines and engaging with a wide array of stakeholders. Future Earth intends to operate at the cutting edge of the science-policy interface while training the next generation of integrated thinkers and doers on global sustainability and human wellbeing, particularly in developing countries. Sustainability challenges are global in scope, but vary with regional social and environmental conditions. For this reason, the Future Earth Secretariat must represent the global community and work effectively at multiple scales. In order to provide regional flexibility and legitimacy, buffer the risks of a single point of failure, and maximize the ability to engage stakeholders and funders, we are developing a decentralized but strongly coordinated structure for the Future Earth Secretariat.

The discussion will be held on Thursday, September 18th from 4:00pm-5:30pm at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036.

To join us remotely:
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Conference code - 7720928816

Fourth AGWA - SESYNC workshop: October 6–8

Eco-Engineering Theme — Workshop 4
PIs: LeRoy Poff and John Matthews
Dates: 6 - 8 October 2014

The fourth of our four workshops spans three distinct days and targets that are intended to both provide thematic closure and connect our efforts to other initiatives and audiences. General overview of the SESYNC theme is located here. The agenda for the three days is located below.

Fourth AGWA Annual Meeting: 30 August

The AGWA annual meeting occurred on 30 August 2016. The annual meetings notes are below or downloadable as a PDF. Read More...

Water & Energy Conference: Lyon, France

The Greater Lyon Authority, the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, the Rhône-Mediterranean and Corsica Water Agency and EDF, in partnership with the World Water Council, the French Water Partnership, the GRAIE and SHF organize on 29, 30, 31 October 2014 in Lyon, an international conference on: Water and Energy interactions : strategic challenges to territorial development.