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Managing the impact of climate change on water

Climate change is having a profound effect on the environment, especially on the quality and availability of water resources. The consequences are significant. Water-related natural disasters, such as flooding, drought, and landslides, are more frequent and more severe. Rising temperatures, causing increased evaporation and glacial melt, are reducing the reliability and quality of water supplies.

IDRC’s Climate Change and Water program aims to help the world’s most vulnerable people adapt to the water-related impacts of climate change. The goal: to support research that improves climate change adaptation efforts, at the policy level and in practice.

Read the About and Approach pages for more information about our program. You can also download our program overview in English, French, or Spanish.

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Latest Project

The African Climate Change Fellowship Program Phase III

Climate change and climate variability are significantly impeding development in Africa. The Economic Commission for Africa argues that scientists and policymakers must learn to better manage climate risks and to integrate climate change …

Latest Result

Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan

An innovative planter that can make ridges and sow seeds at the bottom of the furrows at the same time is set to boost productivity of sorghum farming in Sudan.   Planting sorghum at the bottom of furrows has been recommended as a way to conserve...


News

IDRC announces the 2015 Research Awards

06/06/2014

IDRC is one of the world’s leaders in generating new knowledge to meet global challenges. We offer a number of research awards providing a unique opportunity to enhance research skills and gain a fresh perspective on crucial development issues...

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, highlights IDRC climate change programming

28/11/2013

“One of the three priority areas for our $1.2 billion in fast-start financing is to help the poorest and most vulnerable countries to adapt to climate change," said the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the...

Events

IDRC grantees present research at the International Conference on Deltas in Times of Climate Change

24/09/2014

Grantees of IDRC's Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) and Climate Change and Water (CCW) program will present their research at the second International Conference on Deltas in Times of Climate Change, September...

Adaptation Futures Conference features grantees' work on climate change

12/05/2014

The 2014 Adaptation Futures Conference, taking place in Fortaleza, Brazil, May 12-16, 2014, will feature a number of researchers supported by IDRC and its donor partners through the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia...

Latest Results

An innovative planter that can make ridges and sow seeds at the bottom of the furrows at the same time is set to boost productivity of sorghum farming in Sudan.   Planting sorghum at the bottom of furrows has been recommended as a way to conserve...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanMainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policyNew report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Extreme weather is increasing flood-related damage along Argentina and Uruguay's Rio de la PlataUnderstanding how emergencies affect internal migration in Costa Rica

Latest Results

Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges to human development in Kenya. Extreme weather events in the form of droughts and floods are undermining the country's development planning as well as the socio-economic well-being of its...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan Mainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policyNew report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Extreme weather is increasing flood-related damage along Argentina and Uruguay's Rio de la PlataUnderstanding how emergencies affect internal migration in Costa Rica

Latest Results

Funding for projects focusing on climate change adaptation in Africa is increasing—through public grants, loans from development banks, multilateral and bilateral donors, or the private sector. Despite the availability of funding, there are many...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanMainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policy New report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Extreme weather is increasing flood-related damage along Argentina and Uruguay's Rio de la PlataUnderstanding how emergencies affect internal migration in Costa Rica

Latest Results

IDRC-supported researchers have found changes in weather patterns and in the intensity of extreme weather events are resulting in the erosion of low-lying land areas, flooding, and damage to buildings and infrastructure along the Rio de la Plata...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanMainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policyNew report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Extreme weather is increasing flood-related damage along Argentina and Uruguay's Rio de la PlataUnderstanding how emergencies affect internal migration in Costa Rica

Latest Results

Research shows that weather-related emergencies, such as floods, significantly increase internal migration in Costa Rica. An increase of one hydro-meteorological emergency raises migration rates between 0.7 and 0.11 percentage points. Therefore...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanMainstreaming climate change into Kenya’s new environmental policyNew report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Extreme weather is increasing flood-related damage along Argentina and Uruguay's Rio de la Plata Understanding how emergencies affect internal migration in Costa Rica

Featured Publication

Communities' perception of climate change risks in South America's Atlantic coasts

Communities' perception of climate change risks in South America's Atlantic coasts

Daniel Conde is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Integrated Coastal Management of the Southern Cone (MCI-Sur) of the Universidad de la República in Uruguay.Conde spoke with writer José Alberto Gonçalves Pereira about the importance...

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