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POLICY BRIEF: Framework for effectiveness and resilience of small and medium-scale irrigation systems in Nepal

A CDKN project helped the Government of Nepal to assess how irrigation will be affected by climate change - and to come up with recommendations to improve irrigation practices and make them more climate-resilient. [more]…

POLICY BRIEF: Adaptation to climate change in the hydroelectricity sector in Nepal

The hydroelectricity sector in Nepal will be affected by climate change. This study identifies areas where adaptation will be important in the coming years, using a climate risk assessment (CRA) methodology based on a bottom-up decision-scaling approach. [more]…

WORKING PAPER: Making governance work for water-energy-food nexus approaches

A new CDKN working paper explores governance of the water-energy-food nexus - drawing on CDKN's experience in Kenya, Indonesia and the Amazon Basin to understand the links between sectors, recognise these in decision-making and promote integrated policy-making. [more]…

INFORMATION BRIEF: Summary of sourcebook

The Caribbean Water Sector Sourcebook has been developed to support implementation of the Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change and Implementation Plan. [more]…

INFORMATION BRIEF: Financing climate resilience in the water sector

Specialist climate finance is becoming increasingly important in the Caribbean. The water sector is in a prime position to benefit from a number of global climate funds available to support countries in their efforts to increase climate resilience. [more]…

CDKN Partner Resources

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Ecosystem services for poverty alleviation: Trade-offs and governance

https://www.espa.ac.uk/book

The book synthesises the ESPA programme's compelling evidence on ecosystems and wellbeing. It addresses the evolving framings and contexts of ecosystem services for poverty alleviation, reviews the impacts of ongoing drivers of change and presents new ways to achieve sustainable wellbeing, equity, diversity, and resilience.

Peri-urban areas and water stress - a forgotten agenda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVJZzq6lF8s

Dr Dik Roth (CCMCC project leader) discusses the importance of bringing peri-urban needs and dynamics to the agenda.

When participation is not enough

http://www.assar.uct.ac.za/news/when-participation-not-enough-lessons-decentralised-water-governance-namibia

Expecting local participation in decentralised water management without providing support can actually make it more challenging for vulnerable communities to access water. Lessons from ASSAR's work in north-central Namibia.

A well does not always lead to wellbeing

http://www.assar.uct.ac.za/sites/default/files/image_tool/images/138/South_Asia/IIHS/TIMELINE%2001_Borewell_small.pdf

Sometimes, adaptation interventions can lead to unintended consequences. In Tamil Nadu, India, subsidies for borehole digging led to short-term improvements. But in the long-term, groundwater levels dropped, small farmers went into debt, and household wellbeing declined.

Price, water and trade in agriculture: an alternative to the rain dance

http://prise.odi.org/research/price-water-and-trade-in-agriculture-an-alternative-to-the-rain-dance/

This paper represents a preliminary analysis providing evidence of the importance of trade for the resilience of agriculture to rainfall shocks.

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