IWRA/IDRC webinar on climate change and adaptive water management

April 18, 2018
Young boys fetching water at Shebele River

UNICEF Ethiopia

IDRC has a long history of funding water and climate change adaptation research that predates the current debate on what constitutes adaptation and adaptive capacity.

The special issue of Water International (Volume 43, Issue 2, February 2018) onClimate change and adaptive water management: Innovative solutions from the Global South”, now published online, features a sample of policy-relevant adaptation research funded by IDRC’s climate and water programs.

The work featured in this issue, initiated as early as 2008 by researchers based in developing countries, demonstrates the breadth and quality of water and climate adaptation research undertaken in the Global South over the last decade.

This webinar builds on the Water International special issue and will feature four presentations from five  projects in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.

The themes include:

• Household economic burden from seawater intrusion in coastal urban areas (Lebanon);

• Synergy of climate change and local pressures on saltwater intrusion in coastal urban areas: Effective adaptation for policy planning (Lebanon);

• Water option contracts for climate change adaptation in Santiago (Chile);

• Adapting to climate change in rapidly urbanizing river basins: Insights from a multiple-concerns, multiple-stressors, and multi-level approach (India);

• Assessing the economic impact of a low-cost water-saving irrigation technology in Indian Punjab: The case of tensiometer; and,

• Water resource management under changing climate in Angola’s coastal settlements.

Join us on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:30 EDT (16:00 to 17:30 CET).

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