Building climate resilience by changing water decisions
The world is in a global health crisis and the economic future of many people is at risk. Both of these priorities need the full attention of governments, businesses, and citizens around the world. At the same time, the essential ongoing work must continue, which includes making smart decisions on how we use and safeguard our water and how we protect ourselves from water-related hazards, such as floods and droughts as the climate crisis continues.
Global Water Partnership (GWP) is now launching the Water ChangeMaker Awards to tackle the great challenges in water management that the world is facing by making visible the teams and organizations who shape water decisions that build climate resilience.
The journeys towards such decisions will have involved changing mindsets from inertia to action; speaking truth to power; finding new ways of working; building new coalitions; changing laws or policies; mobilizing others to collaborate, and more. Water ChangeMakers Awards seeks to collect these journeys because, at times like these, learning from and celebrating those who have made things happen is more important than ever.
Who can apply for the Water ChangeMakers Awards?
- ChangeMaker initiatives should be about decisions involving water that have contributed to building resilience to climate change.
- All organisations, entities, and individuals associated with the public, private, and non-profit sector are eligible to submit their ChangeMaker initiative. Submitters need to be involved in the initiative described or have the agreement of those involved in order to submit. If you have more than one experience to share, you may: Multiple submissions are welcome.
- Initiatives can be from anywhere in the world.
- Initiatives must be either ongoing or concluded within the last five years
Submit your Water ChangeMaker journey between before 7 June 2020.