An international initiative for organizations acting for water and climate

Climate change impacts water resources first and foremost

Water security is key to climate adaptation

Water underlies many low-carbon solutions

Urgent action is needed to increase visibility for water within the Global Climate Action Agenda and the overall UNFCCC processes

What is #ClimateIsWater ?

The #ClimateIsWater initiative was launched in late-2015, in the run-up to theParis COP21, based on the premises that:

  • The obvious links between water and climate change have for a long time been ignored in international climate summits
  • To federate members of the water community from around the globe to speak with one voice for water

 

The long-term aim of #ClimateIsWater is to strengthen the position of water within the climate negotiations and the UNFCCC processes. It provides a platform where members of the water community can share information among themselves and beyond their networks, and collaborate to create a louder, unified voice to achieve higher impact in reaching out to the climate community at every level for better consideration of water issues.

Download the #ClimateIsWater presentation flyer.

#ClimateIsWater achievements

  • Organized an unofficial Water Day at CoP21 and several events that were associated to #ClimateIsWater Link
  • Mobilized its network to contribute to the success of the international conference on “Water Security for Climate Justice” in Rabat, Morocco on 11 and 12 July, co-organized by the Government of Morocco, the Government of France and the World Water Council
  • Co-Organized an event during the Stockholm World Water Week about the role of water in guiding the implementation of the Paris Agreement in August 2016

#ClimateIsWater Steering committee

The #ClimateIsWater initiative is coordinated by the World Water Council and steered by a group of international water organizations.

They support #ClimateIsWater!

Join the #ClimateIsWater initiative !
Ask for the CIW supporter kit
climateiswater@worldwatercouncil.org

News

  • IISD Article on the #CIW Side Event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference

    23.05.17

    The side event entitled “Implementation of NDCs – climate finance for water-related adaptation and mitigation action” and co-convened by Global Water Partnership, International Water Association and World Water Council, three members of the #ClimateIsWater initiative at the Bonn Climate Change Conference was covered by IISD. Find the article here.  

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  • #ClimateIsWater members convene a side event at Bonn Climate Change Conference

    11.05.17

    On the 18th of May at 13:15 Global Water Partnership, International Water Association and World Water Council, three members of the #ClimateIsWater initiative, will convene a side event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference entitled “Implementation of NDCs – climate finance for water-related adaptation and mitigation action”. Listen to the recording of the event on the […]

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  • Part 3: Water & climate change policy: A brief history for future progress

    21.02.17

    A series of articles have been developed on water and climate policy by some members of the #CIW Steering Committee. John H. Matthews, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation; Karin Lexén and Sofia Widforss, Stockholm International Water Institute; Diego J. Rodriguez, The World Bank Group; Maggie White, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation This article continues from […]

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  • Part 2: Water & climate change policy: A brief history for future progress

    21.02.17

    A series of articles have been developed on water and climate policy by some members of the #CIW Steering Committee. Authors: John H. Matthews, AGWA: Alliance for Global Water Adaptation; Karin Lexén and Sofia Widforss, SIWI: Stockholm International Water Institute; Diego J. Rodriguez, The World Bank Group; Maggie White, AGWA: Alliance for Global Water Adaptation This […]

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  • Part 1: Water & climate change policy: A brief history for future progress

    13.02.17

    A series of articles have been developed on water and climate policy by some members of the #CIW Steering Committee. Authors: John H. Matthews, AGWA: Alliance for Global Water Adaptation; Karin Lexén and Sofia Widforss, SIWI: Stockholm International Water Institute; Diego J. Rodriguez, The World Bank Group; Maggie White, AGWA: Alliance for Global Water Adaptation This […]

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