The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water


AGWA is a U.S.-based NGO working towards water resources adaptation to climate change. We are organized through a Community of Practice Charter.

We are governed by a Board of Directors, which includes two co-chairs: the
World Bank Group and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The AGWA Secretariat is coordinated by John Matthews on behalf of SIWI and reports directly to the Board.

The members of the Board include:

Casey Brown, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Paul Fleming, Microsoft
Mark Fletcher, Arup
Karin Lexén, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
Joe Manous, Institute of Water Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers
Diego Rodriguez, World Bank
Cees van de Guchte, Deltares
Maggie White, SIWI
Louise Whiting, FAO

We have a regular newsletter that comes out each month. Make sure to
subscribe to receive future issues. As of 2019, more than 200 organizations are members of the AGWA network, located globally. The AGWA Blog provides you with numerous announcements and updates while the Events page lists many ongoing, planned, or past events.

Two key areas for engagement are
AGWA’s climate-water policy work and the synthesis of interdisciplinary knowledge and insight into resilient decision-making processes for water management through AGWA's technical programs.

If you would like to find out more about what AGWA's governance or history, please visit the archive of our core documents here.