Accelerating change through disability inclusive water and climate action

By Shreya Gyawali Disability inclusion is an international development priority. To ‘leave no one behind’ lies at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aiming to ensure peace, prosperity, and justice for all. The 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report reveals a significant deviation from the 2030 target for SDGs. Out of the 36 indicators […]

A roadmap for transforming cities

Australia’s Urban WaterGuide provides a blueprint for future-proofing cities. Tony Wong, Jamie Ewert, and Katharine Cross show how its philosophy of integrated water management has significance for urban environments across the world. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart […]

Watering the climate convention

Reflections from COP27 and Cairo Water Week by Lucía Gamarra.  Last month, over 30 thousand people from government, non-government organisations, corporate and civil society gathered in the ‘Bay of the Wise’—aka Sharm El Sheikh—to talk about the climate crisis. The focus of the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) was ‘Together […]

Reflections on AWP Engagement at the IWA World Water Congress

An opinion piece by Katharine Cross Having worked for the International Water Association for several years prior to joining AWP, attending the IWA World Water Congress in Copenhagen this September was a bit like coming home. It was an exciting and dynamic opportunity to reconnect with colleagues across the water sector on technical issues as […]

Scaling-up nature-based solutions for climate-resilient cities

Our future is urban. Cities fuel our economies, nurture innovation and have tremendous capacity to improve quality of life. More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas—a figure that is set to increase to 68 percent by 2050 according to the UN. Particularly in developing country contexts, it is a major […]

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