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Key findings from Yemen NCAP Project

The key results and findings for the Yemen NCAP project are presented for each case study site following a brief overview of characteristics of each site. The discussion of key findings covers...

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Water Evaluation and Planning System (WEAP)

Description

An example WEAP screenshot

WEAP ("Water Evaluation And Planning" system) is a user-friendly software tool that takes an integrated approach to water resources...

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Key Findings from Mali Case Study 1, 'The Study of Ultimate Users of Water Resources and Dialogue with Communities'

Determining the Water Resources Potential

For the purpose of the study and with the help of local populations, a rough estimation of the potential of the three sites for...

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Tana WEAP-ABM

Micro-finance for landscape protection to manage energy-water systems

Objectives

To evaluate Green Water Credits (GWC) related to carbon and renewable energy To apply ABM to energy...

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Key findings from Guatemala NCAP Project

Assessing Impacts

Having developed the WEAP applications for the Rio Naranjo and Rio San Jose/Rio Shutaque catchments it was possible to assess what the impact would be on critical water factors....

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Methodology of Yemen NCAP Project

Methodology

Sadah Basin, Sana'a Basin, and the urban/peri-urban area including and surrounding Aden City were selected as representative case study areas. The location of each site is shown on the...

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Sustainable drainage

Cambridge Housing Society development of a small scale affordable housing development in Cambourne (35 dwellings, 1ha site). Sustainable drainage features included in design and...

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Using Indigenous Knowledge to Adapt to Climate Change in Bolivia

The flooding that devastated the Amazonian department of Beni in 2008 was the worst in at least fifty years, affecting 118,000 people and around three quarters of the total surface area of...

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Adapting to Drought

Like other Sub-Saharan countries, Mali has been subject to an unprecedented drought since the seventies. To seek solutions to such problem, different studies were conducted under the NCAP...

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Integrating Climate Adaptation into National Policy

The main lesson learned in the NCAP Guatemala project pertain to assessing the appropriate points of engagement for introducing climate change considerations into policy setting and...

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Water Scarcity

The main goal of the Yemen NCAP project was to mainstream priority adaptation activities that would build resilience against increasing water scarcity among vulnerable communities, sectors...

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WEAP & Google

The Sierra Nevada Mountains, California's "water tower" (Source: Chelys, 2009)

California's vulnerability to climate change is largely related to water supply. This...

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