New to the podcast universe, the ClimateReady Podcast features interviews and segments on emerging trends in the intersection of climate and water. Experts in policy, engineering, finance, and other sectors will provide cutting-edge perspectives and narratives on climate adaptation challenges and opportunities. The podcast is available on iTunes and directly through the Knowledge Platform site. Check back often for new episodes or subscribe using the links provided.

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Ep. 1 - Climate Adaptation Crash Course

In the inaugural episode of the ClimateReady Podcast, we interview Doug Parsons, host of the America Adapts Podcast. We discuss the challenges and opportunities in communicating adaptation issues to diverse audiences. The conversation turns to some key concepts in adaptation/mitigation fields, laying the groundwork for future episodes.

@usaadapts, #climatechange, #resilience, #podcast

Ep. 2 - COP23 Water & Climate Policy Primer

In this episode of the ClimateReady Podcast we take our listeners into the world of climate-water policy in the lead up to COP23 in Bonn (Nov. 6-17). Maggie White, Manager of International Policies at Stockholm International Water Institute as well as AGWA’s Co-Chair, joins in the discussion along with AGWA's Coordinator, Dr. John Matthews. We learn about the importance of international policy as a means for scaling up innovative and critical adaptation strategies, ways in which the scientific and policy communities can better coexist, and what will take place at COP23 this November.

@siwi_water, @COP23, #BlueLineBonn, #ClimateAction

Ep. 3 - Decision Making Under Uncertainty

This episode of the ClimateReady Podcast focuses on the uncertainty so often found in the decision making processes related to water management. Climate change, demographic shifts, political and socioeconomic changes all introduce levels of uncertainty that must be dealt with. Dr. Marjolijn Haasnoot of Deltares discusses how this is being addressed through bottom-up methodologies, including a process known as "Adaptation Pathways."

@deltares, @Lijnonline, @deepuncertainty, #adaptationpathways

Ep. 4 - Climate Change & Community-based Adaptation in the Himalayas

In this episode of the ClimateReady Podcast we focus on some tangible on-the-ground efforts in climate adaptation. We interview Ms. Neera Shrestha Pradhan, a Water and Adaptation Specialist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). She tells us about a flood early warning system run by small villages that has saved countless lives already and really empowered communities. It's a cross-border collaborative effort that helps vulnerable communities become more robust to floods and climate change.

@icimod, #Nepal, #Himalayas, #resilience, #flood, #monitoring

About the Knowledge Platform

The Knowledge Platform is designed to promote and showcase an emerging set of approaches to water resources management that address climate change and other uncertainties -- increasing the use of "bottom-up approaches" through building capacity towards implementation, informing relevant parties, engaging in discussion, and creating new networks. This is an ongoing project of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) funded by the World Bank Group.

Contact AGWA

Alliance for Global Water Adaptation
7640 NW Hoodview Cir.
Corvallis, Oregon 97330