Megacities Alliance for Water and Climate (MAWAC)

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Need to establish MAWAC identified, 2015, with a declaration signed by participants of the 1st International Conference on "Megacities Water and Global Change" (Eaumega), during 21st Conference of Parties on Climate Change, Dec 2015, Paris (France). Founders: UNESCO F-XE0426 - International Hydrological Programme (IHP), ARCEAU-Idf, SIAAP and B-XF2316 - Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI). Establishment period 2016-2018. Previously also referred to as Megacities Alliance for Water under Climate Change (MAWac). Will be formally founded Dec 2020, at 2nd Conference.


Provide a platform for Megacities to share experiences and challenges, propose solutions; obtain access to technical and financial support for programmes and projects enabling them to successfully overcome the challenges of climate change.


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Founders; Steering Committee; Secretariat. Regional alliances: Latin America and the Caribbean MAWAC-LAC; Asia and the Pacific MAWAC-APAC; Europe and North America MAWAC-ENA. Working Groups.


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GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate Action



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