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REACH and improving water security for the poor in teal

REACH

REACH is a global research programme to improve water security for the poor by delivering world-class science that transforms policy and practice.

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Maria Hilda Moreno // The variety of crops grown in the greenhouses improves the diets as well as the income of local communities.

Rainwater harvesting and greenhouses for smallholder resilience, Colombian Andes

This Solution Story describes how rainwater harvesting and greenhouses have been used to enhanced the resilience of smallholder farmers in the Colombian Andes.

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Webinar: Turning IPCC Science to Action - Joint Session on Water & Infrastructure

Watch several experts explain how to turn the IPCC's science into action in this session on water and infrastructure conducted by the AAC and WRI.

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Fact Sheet: What the The IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report Means for West Africa

Learn about what the IPCC AR6 says about how West Africa will be impacted by climate change and its options and potential for adaptation. 

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Fact Sheet: The IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report and Central Africa

Discover what the IPCC AR6 says about how Central Africa will be impacted by climate change and its options and potential for adaptation. 

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Fact Sheet: What the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report means for Southern Africa

This factsheet summarises what the IPCC AR6 says about how Southern Africa will be impacted by climate change and its options and potential for adaptation. 

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Guiding water flows - The Project for the Development of Irrigation System in the Atari Basin Area in Uganda

The main objective of this solution, launched in 2018, is to ensure farmers' continued access to clean water for irrigation through the development of irrigation systems in selected locations in the Atari Basin in Uganda. This is with the purpose of addressing the negative effects of climate change and improving the production and productivity of farming communities. ​ 

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Construction equipment in between buildings for the purpose of a water supply and sanitation project in Lusaka

Bottom-Up Adaptive Decision-Support for Resilient Urban Water Security: Lusaka Case Study

This research applies the Decision-Scaling (DS) method as an adaptation framework for decision support, by evaluating system vulnerabilities at both the city- and region- scale for resilient urban water security in Lusaka. 

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Food & Water Security

This course will encourage learners to build a new understanding of food security, water shortages and climate change challenges in agriculture. See videos for each module.

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Adaptation at Altitude: Solutions and Climate Action in East African Mountains

This event video recording and summary explores what communities, governments and the East African Community are doing to adapt to climate change and promote transboundary cooperation. 

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Vista al presente: Estado actual del glaciar del Pico Humboldt. © José Manuel Romero. p.22 de la publicación.

Los Andes Después del Hielo | The Andes after ice

Esta publicacion trata del proyecto ‘El Último Glaciar de Venezuela’, una iniciativa que estudia el retroceso glaciar y la dinámica de formación de un nuevo ecosistema en la Sierra Nevada de Mérida, Venezuela. | This publication discusses glacial retreat and the dynamics of formation of a new ecosystem in the Sierra Nevada de Mérida, Venezuela. Contains a video documentary.

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SDC Climate change foresight analysis (2021)

This 2021 foresight report provides information about short- and medium-term climate-related risks and analyses these risks with regard to water, food, health and regional stability.

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Co-producing climate information for Windhoek decision making

This working paper provides an overview of a project that sought to co-produce, communicate and share climate change information to improve decision-making processes for adaptation in Windhoek, Namibia.

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Food & Water Security

May 13, 2021. A discussion with Joanne Taylor, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia Okanagan and facilitator of the ALN food and water security course.

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Climate Adaptation in Africa

This MOOC developed at UCT explores why climate change adaptation is important in the African context.

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The Andes

Adaptation to Glacio-Hydrological Change in High Mountains

This dissertation explores how adaptation is studied in mountain systems as well as what we know about and might do to address growing adaptation needs in high mountain communities.

 

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Foresight analysis: Global and regional risks and hotspots (2020)

This foresight report provides information about short- and medium-term climate-related risks and analyses these risks with regard to water, food, health and regional stability.

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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.

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Cover: Improving people’s water, energy and food security in this remote valley in Nepal requires taking into account climate change (I. Providoli).

Shaping the water–energy–food nexus for resilient mountain livelihoods

This brief presents a participatory process for assessing the status of water–energy–food systems in mountains, identifying governance and technical options and exploring alternative scenarios.

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Las Vegas adaptation policies at a glance

This case study provides a short insight into climate issues faced by the city of Las Vegas and its region and the adaptation policies, plans and action to tackle them.

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Water Sector Climate Change Adaptation

This guidance aims to help incorporate climate change considerations into project planning and design in the water sector.

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Adaptation for future water security in forest landscapes

This paper aimed to identify conditions that can facilitate local adaptation planning for future water security, accounting for the socio-institutional context.

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Farmer in Cambodia

Enhancing Climate Change Resilience of Rural Communities Living in Protected Areas of Cambodia

This project is building climate adaptation near five community protected forests across Cambodia.

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Comoros

Comoros - Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This project is helping the government to build climate resilience in 15 locations across three Comorian islands.

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