Ben Smith

I work as an associate with SEI Oxford and have just finished a PhD at King's College London looking at factors influencing the effectiveness of ecosystem restoration, and the chanllenges posed by climate change. I have been involved in weADAPT since the very beginning editing content, building relationships and getting feedback from users on how to improve the site. I'm very excited by how much weADAPT now offers!

My interests are in the use of climate information to support adaptation, and in particular how to make information accessible in a credible and usable way. I am also very interested in developing work at the intersection of ecosystem restoration and adaptation, and the role restoration can play in ecosystem-based adaptation. 

At SEI I currently have a focus on training and capacity-building, but have also recently worked on screening donor portfolios for climate risks, and innovative approaches to visualising the networks of organisations working on adaptation.

Tools and Methods for vulnerability

It is important to distinguish between tools aimed at climate impact assessments, for example crop models or water planning models, and methods designed specifically to collect local level...

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Kilimanjaro Findings

Climate change projections for the Kilimanjaro region indicate a 25 to 60% increase in short rain precipitation and an increase of 20 to 45% precipitation of the long rains. Over the past thirty...

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Rufiji Findings

Over 90% of households indicated that they relied upon means other than agriculture to survive flood and drought. All households interviewed indicated that agriculture did not provide enough food...

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NCAP Vietnam: Impacts on Thua Thien Hue Province

Apart from assessing the impacts of climate change on water resources, the project has also looked into the impacts of climate change on other sectors in Thua Thien Hue Province and Phu Vang...

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NCAP Vietnam Water Resources

For the assessment of the potential climate change impacts on water resources, different modeling methods were used, including MIKE11 and MIKEBASIN. The input data that was used included...

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NCAP Vietnam Study Sites

Thua Thien Hue Province, Huong River Basin and Phu Vang districts

Figure 1: Location of Thua Thien Hue province in Vietnam and the surrounding regions(Source: Phong Tran et al. 2007)

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