Climate change is once again center stage, as global leaders gather and talk during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22) through Nov. 18, 2016.

Water resources have been at the heart of COP22, both in terms of being under threat and providing solutions to climate change. Sustainable water management is critical and is intimately connected with fisheries and aquaculture sectors.

AquaFish Innovation Lab researchers have been working to identify and address the impacts that climate change will have on freshwater ecosystems, especially small-scale fish farming. To help promote the development of climate-resilient aquaculture systems, the AquaFish Innovation Lab has explored the cultivation of air-breathing fish species, such as African lungfish. To learn more about our work, see our poster, "The potential role of air-breathing fish in enhancing climate resilience for small-scale fish farmers," online.