The Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) has been created to support the integration of water security and climate change adaptation into development planning processes and the design of financing and investment strategies. In fact, water is the principal medium through which people, ecosystems and economies will experience the impacts of climate change. WACDEP can enable successfull planning for better water use in a world that would otherwise be severely affected by climate change and poor development planning.
"In the face of climate change, partnerships such as those launched in the Water, Climate and Development Programme with Global Water Partnership represent a good first step."
Hon. Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, South Africa, and former President of AMCOW, at the 3rd Africa Water Week