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Elbe threats and stresses
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Newater results with matrices and profiles

Newater project: Rapid vulnerability appraisal for the Elbe basin

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Vulnerability indices

There is wide scope for the understanding of vulnerability. The complexity of mathematically expressing it largely explains why it is not feasible to define/agree on a single vulnerability measure.

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HDI
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Sample of existing vulnerability indices

Overview of national level vulnerability indicators

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Adaptation – just a fancy new name?

The term adaptation can refer to many different activities (including technical, institutional, legal and educational measures), implemented by different communities of practice, in different places...
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Seasonal calendar exercise

Seasonal calendar exercise conducted in Massabla, Mali Objectives The seasonal calendar exercise was conducted during the field visit to the community of Massabla in March 2008, as a participatory...
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Vallegrande Climate Hazards

Climate Monthly Precipitation Average in the Vallegrande Region (1971-2001) The meso-thermal sub-humid dry climate is predominant in the region with low levels of water in the rainy season and water...
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Bangladesh NCAP: Gender Issues

Women’s Vulnerability to Natural Disasters in Noakhali In Noakhali, society supports a rigid gender division of labor that perceives men and women’s roles differently and distinctly defines women’s...
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NCAP Bangladesh: Noakhali

Description of the Study Area Map of Noakhali District Noakhali is one of the coastal districts of the country. The district has an area of 3600.99km² and is bordered by Comilla district to the north...
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Workshop Mali
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Guidance for assessing vulnerability

Guidance for assessing vulnerability​ and links to examples

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Climate Change Adaptation in Tanzania's Coastal Villages

The Conservation of Coastal Eco-Systems in Tanzania: The PWANI Project The Pwani (coast in kiswahili) Project builds on more than a decade of previous experience and investments of the U.S. Agency...
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Colombia Vulnerability Assessment 2

Natural Susceptibility of San Andres de Tumaco Mangrove ecosystems in Tumaco face major pressures that make them susceptible, diminishing their capacity to adapt to potential impacts caused by...
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Colombia Vulnerability Assessment 1

The ecosystems in Cartagena face several pressures that make them highly vulnerable, diminishing their capacity to cope with the effects of climate change. 

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Vulnerability Bibliography

Below are a few papers which we have found particularly useful in thinking about vulnerability to climate change. We hope you find the references useful! If you have any suggestions for other papers...
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VA adaptation planning

The process of vulnerability assessment provides you with an understanding of key areas which are particularly sensitive to climate change and need to be addressed. The next question is how to move...
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Multi-stressor vulnerability

Vulnerability is broadly used to convey being susceptible to negative impacts (i.e. damage or harm) induced by some external stimuli – whether gradual changes or sudden extreme events – that thereby...
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Share VA info

If/when you and your colleagues have conducted a vulnerability assessment in the area(s) you are working, it would be great to share it with other weADAPT users, so that we can learn from and build...
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Nepal Vulnerability Assessment

The process begins with vulnerability exposure analysis. This links to a participatory exercise on defining scenarios of the reference vulnerability (changes in exposure unit), climatic stresses and...
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Nepal Disasters Background

A description of Nepal's vulnerability to disasters, including weather related disasters such as floods, storms, landslides and avalanches.

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Social Protection: Health

Climate-related diseases are responsible for a large proportion of the global burden of disease. Human health is therefore not surprising predicted to be adversely affected by projected climate...
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IMPACT2C

IMPACT2C enhances knowledge, quantifies climate change impacts, with climate and impacts modelling, vulnerabilities, risks and economic costs, responses, within a pan-European sector based analysis.

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CIRCE Foundation Paper Protoypes

Adaptation Prototypes As examples of cases in which the information within wikiadapt can be used, prototypes have been developed for several countries which are at various stages in the development...
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CIRCE Foundation Paper Principles

Principles of Adaptation Here are 10 general principles of adaptation distilled from our current thinking, as outlined above, that form the basis for developing and implementing processes to support...
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CIRCE Foundation Paper Process

CIRCE Foundation Paper - part 3: Adaptation as a Socio-Instiutional Learning Process

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CIRCE Foundation Paper Literature

CIRCE Foundation Paper - part 2:  Reviewing Key Adaptation Literature

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