AWP at COP26 | Water for Climate Adaptation: Asia-Pacific Perspectives

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Date: Monday 8 November 2021, Adaptation & Resilience Day, 5–6.30pm AEDT / 6–7.30am BST
Venue: Online – Livestreamed via YouTube
The Australian Water Partnership is hosting a 90-minute storytelling virtual event to highlight voices and stories from the Asia-Pacific region at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. As a socioecological approach is needed to understand climate risk in our region, and design effective solutions, we will learn through case studies about locally-led adaptation in water.

The session will take place at the first-ever Water & Climate Pavilion in the Blue Zone—the UN-managed space for international climate change negotiations—and also livestreamed for the public.


  • Bradley Moggridge, Kamilaroi Water Scientist, Associate Professor in Indigenous Water Science, Indigenous Liaison Officer – Threatened Species Recovery Hub, Centre for Applied Water Science, University of Canberra
  • Gracia Plenita Agnindhira, Knowledge Coordinator, Alliance for Water Stewardship Indonesia
  • Milika Sobey, Program Manager Pacific Islands, The Asia Foundation
  • Neeta Pokhrel, Chief of Water Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
  • Phil Duncan, Moree New South Wales, Member Gomeroi Nation Native Title Claimant Group, Alluvium Consulting
  • Dave Hebblethwaite, Secretariat of the Pacific Community
  • Semi Lotawa, Co-Founder Rise Beyond the Reef

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Tell us your water story

Do you have a story about water and resilience in the Asia-Pacific? We would love to hear it. Share it with us on Twitter by tagging #COP26waterstories and @WaterPartnersAU. We will be sharing all water stories together as a Twitter Moment and it will be shown at our COP26 session on 8 November to amplify the importance of water and climate. You can still contribute even after the session and COP26 is over. View the Twitter Moment.

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Anyone, anywhere in the world, can view our event and other sessions in the Water & Climate Pavilion without registration:

For more information on COP26, visit our Water and Climate page.