Dear AWP Friend 

The end of the year is fast approaching and we’re excited to be participating in two major water upcoming events with Cairo Water Week starting this Sunday, closely followed by the UNFCCC 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in early November.  

With the theme of ‘Water at the Heart of the Climate Action’, Cairo Water Week aims to provide water actors and stakeholders from around the world with a platform to present and discuss critical issues, policies, strategies, plans, and measures related to climate-water challenges. 

Cairo Water Week will provide a preparatory platform for COP27 with key discussions on water and climate taking place during the event.  

AWP at Cairo Water Week 

AWP is co-convening three sessions with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other partners. AWP Senior Partnerships and Impact Officer Lucía Gamarra will be presenting in these sessions:  

Modelling Climate Change and Hydrology | Scaling-up water action to tackle food and climate security | Sunday 16 October, 11:30–13:00 UTC/GMT+2 

Early Warning Systems | The role of water resource management in disaster risk management | Tuesday 18 October, 16:00–17:30 UTC/GMT+2 

Legal and Institutional Frameworks to Cope with Climate Change | A Word from the wise: Enhancing water scarcity management with increased regional integration and cooperation | Wednesday 19 October, 11:30–13:00 UTC/GMT+2 

Further details on these sessions are available on our website.  


AWP at COP 27 

The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) provides an opportunity to assess progress in response to climate change. As an active member of the international water and climate community, at COP27, AWP will contribute to global learning on how community and traditional knowledge can be a part of water management planning for climate adaptation, drawing on practice from the Indo-Pacific region as well as Australia.  

This builds on our current work focused on bringing together Australian and regional experience of community and traditional knowledge into climate resilient water planning, including the water and climate stories we are sharing with the water for development community, our involvement at the World Water Week, and the ‘Sharing Water and Climate Stories’ – Dialogue Series

Together with Australian Partners Phil Duncan from Alluvium and Hon. Karlene Maywald from Maywald Consultants Pty Ltd, AWP Strategy and Partnerships Lead Katharine Cross and Senior Partnerships and Impact Officer Lucía Gamarra will be part of the Australian delegation and will deliver the sessions below. You can follow Katharine and Lucía on Twitter for live updates. 

Cryosphere Pavilion - in collaboration with ICIMOD | Integrated river basin management in Hindu Kush Himalayas | Date and time TBC 

Climate Action Hub | Australian water for development community acting for climate | Saturday 12 November, 15:00–15:40 UTC/GMT+2 

Australian Pavilion | Working with Indigenous peoples to approach climate-resilient water management with community and traditional knowledge | Date and time TBC 

Water and Climate Pavilion | Working with Indigenous peoples to approach climate-resilient water management with community and traditional knowledge | Wednesday 16 November, time TBC 

Resilience Hub | Storytelling series: Indigenous peoples perspectives on natural resources management | Wednesday 16 November, 9:00–10:30 UTC/GMT+2  

Webcast events will be livestreamed on the UNFCCC website and available on demand following the event. 

For more details on these sessions, visit our website

Warm regards,




Lucía Gamarra
Senior Partnerships and Impact Officer
Australian Water Partnership
T +61 2 6206 8797

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