What to Include in Every weADAPT Knowledge base Article or Case Study

Submitted by Zoe Whitton | published 4th Sep 2012 | last updated 13th May 2019
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Each weADAPT article or case study should include some basic information. Case studies and articles need not be long, but they do need certain content. Below is a summary of what content to include in any weADAPT article or case study. Including the following ensures that content is accessible and useful for other readers and further research.

It is essential that the releavnce of the work to climate change adaptation is clearly communicated in the Introduction.

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  • Title and Short Description
  • Pictures or videos
  • Content Sections (as many as is relevant to your work)
    • Introduction. What is the project or article’s key focus?
    • Adaptation options. Specific identified actions, processes and tools which are recommended by a project or study. These options should also be included as keywords.
    • Methods and Tools. Tasks carried out or tools used and these should be linked to our specific tools pages elsewhere on weADAPT, with specific tools also tagged.
    • Barriers. Identified barriers and obstacles that impacted the project.
    • Enabling Factors. Identified factors that made the project possible/more successful.
    • Outcomes and Impact. What were the key findings of the project and their impact?
    • Lessons Learnt. What has been learnt in the project, case study or article and how are these learnings useful for further projects or research.
  • Resources. Add a featured document, downloads in other languages, links to relevant pages on weADAPT and associated external sites, a suggested citation, etc.

Fields to Complete

The following fields in the weADAPT back end need to be filled out for each article or case study.

  • Authors. If all authors are not available in weADAPT, they should all be listed in the text instead.
  • Organisations involved. Make sure to look up the organisation in the drop-down list.
  • Keywords. These can include where the work was done, the area of work (ecosystem-based adaptation, resilience building), relevant subjects (water security) and the tools & methods used.
  • Main Theme/Network/Project.
  • Links to all relevant other Themes/Networks/Projects. Linking is important for increasing the visibility of content around the site and helping relevant people to find your work.