Community Spotlights: Water Security and Climate Change Resources

By Katherine Cunningham, Joyce-Lynn Njinga

Throughout August, Climatelinks highlighted challenges and solutions for water security in the face of climate change. To achieve water security, the access, systems and management of water resources must be resilient to climate risks. 

Explore below the many resources, blogs, videos, knowledge portals and events related to this topic, shared with us by Climatelinks community members. If you have other water security and climate change resources to share, please do so in the comment box at the bottom of this blog! 

To learn more about USAID's work on water security and climate change, check out our featured blogs and resources, which includes a story on how Paani, a water project in Nepal, is engaging citizen scientists to improve Nepal’s ability to manage water resources, as well as the Philippines' Be Secure project's guidelines and lessons on climate resilient water infrastructure

To receive our next Community Spotlights call for you to share your organization's resources on how conservation and ecosystem services can support community resilience and adaptation to climate change, sign up here. We look forward to featuring your suggested knowledge products with the Climatelinks community via our blog, newsletter and social media!

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Katherine Cunningham

Katherine serves as the social media manager, content entry, and work flow coordinator for Climatelinks. She also assists with research and writing. Katherine has a Bachelor's degree in International Relations with a focus on environmental resources. She previously worked at Americans for Peace Now, a non-profit dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Katherine is committed to helping solve the climate crisis and is excited to apply her skills on the Climatelinks team.

Joyce-Lynn Njinga

Lyly is the Site and Community Manager for Climatelinks. She has a background in and passion for addressing challenges at the nexus of climate change and international development. Lyly contributes her capacity building, technical content development, and community engagement experience to Climatelinks. She supports and grows the communities encompassed in Climatelinks, connects practitioners with valuable experiences to share, identifies themes for focused engagement and knowledge-sharing activities, and connects practitioners to germane resources. Lyly has an MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development from the University College London and a B.A. in International Studies from American University.

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