Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)


Name of initiative Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
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Starting year 2010
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Secretariat AGWA, 7640 NW Hoodview Cir., Corvallis, Oregon 97330, USA

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), e-mail:

Organisational structure Alliance for Global Water Adaptation is a group of regional and global development banks, government agencies and ministries, diverse non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector focused on sustainable water resources management.

AGWA is governed by a Steering Committee, which includes two co-chairs: the World Bank and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The AGWA Secretariat, which performs many of the day-to-day and managerial activities, is coordinated by John Matthews and reports directly to the Steering Committee.

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description Our work covers a number of areas related to climate change adaptation: science, policy, economics, engineering, and more. AGWA is focused on how to help experts, decision makers, and institutions in the water community work more effectively. We want to work with you, through and across our network.
Objectives Mission: The Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) is established to provision tools, partnerships, guidance, and technical assistance to improve effective decision making, action, governance, and analytical processes in water resources management, focusing on climate adaptation and mitigation.

Vision: Effective climate change adaptation and mitigation practices are mainstreamed and enabled within water resources management decision-making processes, policies, and implementation.

Activities One of the main areas of emphasis for AGWA’s efforts is providing technical guidance for water resources planners, managers, and engineers to implement robust water management. We do this in a number of ways, ranging from on-the-ground projects to technical documents and guidelines. AGWA’s technical projects focus on investment strategies, risk assessment and risk reduction, governance and implementation, and finance. Technical work is driven by the mission of AGWA's Charter and informed by a flexible set of directions known as AGWA's Guiding Elements. Below you can learn more about ongoing projects conducted by AGWA and members of its network.
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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation, Awareness raising and outreach
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Participants Number Names
Members 10  
Companies 1 Deltares (Netherlands)
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 2 Stockholm International Water Institute (Sweden),  The Resilient Shift (United K.)
Non-governmental organisations 3 The World Bank (USA),  CEO Water Mandate (Spain),  FAO (Italy)
National states 0
Governmental actors 3 GIZ (Germany),  Ministery for Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany),  Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Netherlands)
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 1 Asian Development Bank (Philippines)
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 31 August 2020 12:18:47

Not only have national states as participators