The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

AGWA's Seventh Annual Members Meeting

AGWA has had another year of significant growth in membership and expansion of programs since the last Annual Meeting. The goal is to have a dynamic meeting, with activities meant to encourage active participation from AGWA members and to elicit ideas, feedback, and interaction. We plan on having several breakout groups to cover specific topics. AGWA is a member-driven network and we want to hear your input!

Casual AGWA Dinner in Stockholm Prior to World Water Week

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When: Friday, 26 August; 19:30-21:30
Venue: Restaurant Underbar

AGWA Annual Members Meeting

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Fifth AGWA Annual Meeting

Supported by the generosity of the World Bank, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and SIWI, the Fifth AGWA Annual Members Meeting will be oriented around the annual report, available as a dropbox download in advance of the meeting.

This Members Meeting is the longest we have scheduled for some time, reflecting AGWA's growth and current breadth. We plan to have a dynamic meeting, with activities meant to encourage active participation from AGWA members and to elicit ideas, feedback, and interaction. We plan several breakout groups on specific topics. Read More...

Enhancing Resilience Through Robust Water Policies and Appropriate Water Management

This WWF7 Thematic Session (1.3.5) will seek to engage the panel and audience in a discussion on emerging issues and new solutions that enable the practical implementation of climate adaptation of water resources.

Date: Monday, April 13
Time: 14:40-16:40 (GMT +09:00)
Venue: EXCO (building) – third floor
DEC_310 – (Room 324)
Daegu, South Korea

Coordinator: Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
Co-Coordinator: United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture - International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO - IHP)

Wise Water Management: Fundamental for Mitigation & Adaptation and a New Climate Deal

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The side event will aim to build recognition of the links between climate adaptation, mitigation and resilience, while focusing on water resource management as an essential denominator for integrated strategies.

Date: Wednesday, December 10
Time: 11:30-13:00
Venue: Room Caral (130)

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), France (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs), UNESCO-IHP, and Leadership for Environment and Development, Pakistan (LEAD)

Sweden, the French Water Partnership (FWP) the Global Water Partnership (GWP), the National Water Authority of Peru (ANA), Servicio National de Meterología e Hidrología del Peru (SENAMHI), International Water Association (IWA), Conservation International (CI), Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), National Water Commission Mexico (Conagua) and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Watercourse Lessons for Mitigation and Adaptation: Towards a Climate Deal

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This side event will showcase the critical role water plays in both the adaptation and mitigation of climate change, including as a link between these efforts.

Date: Saturday, December 6 Time: 13:00-15:00
Venue: Room 68, European Pavilion


AGWA Knowledge Exchange

Co-convenors: AGWA, Colorado State University, Deltares, SESYNC, OECD, UNFCCC Nairobi Work Programme, University of Massachusetts, USACE IWR, World Bank

Representing a culmination of many of the efforts over the previous three SESYNC workshops, the third day of the fourth SESYNC workshop is more self-contained and will focus on sharing the SESYNC eco-engineering team’s work to other potential partners for amplification, extension, and adoption, using a knowledge exchange format. Each segment will begin with a short introduction and case and then have an exchange about applications.

Working with scarce data for eco-engineering decision scaling: SESYNC Workshop

Co-convenors: AGWA, NASA, SESYNC, World Bank — 7 October 2014

Over the past three previous workshops, our thematic group has developed what we believe is a robust approach to reconciling ecological and engineering approaches to long-term robust and resilient water resources management through the use of a decision scaling framework, an approach we refer to as ecological decision scaling. Integral to this approach is viewing ecosystems as dynamic and responsive in complex ways to climate-induced changes, which marks a significant shift from current approaches to ecological approaches to sustainable water management. A critical assumption in our approach is that there are specific resilience indicators that are not currently widely employed. While we believe that ecological decision scaling is both effective and practical, we are also concerned that in many regions of the world, particularly in those areas where water infrastructure development is occurring very rapidly, the lack of easily accessible knowledge products for these resilience indicators represents a major gap for implementation. Read More...

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...

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...