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On 10th November 2021, the Resilience Hub at COP26 hosted a side event to showcase three major, global initiatives that seek to ensure that action to enhance adaptation and resilience stem from a foundation of research, knowledge and learning: CDKN, the Resilience Knowledge Coalition and the Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA). Corina Angheloiu from the Global Resilience Partnership reports. [more...]

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OPINION: Securing safe water and good hygiene practices through results-based-aid in Uganda

Adam Harvey discusses preliminary results from a pilot study that hopes to improve local water governance and domestic hygiene practices through performance-based financial incentives. [more]…

NEWS: Getting to grips with the economics of climate change in Uganda

A research consortium is working closely with the Government of Uganda to generate the numbers for a comprehensive national response to climate change. [more]…

FEATURE: 'Water Walks' in Madurai

Janet Miller (Atkins), Jayaraj Sundaresan, (UCL), and A. Madhan Kumar, (Dhan Foundation) discuss how 'Water Walks' along Madurai's rivers are opening minds and prompting collective decision-making for 'future proofing' the city [more]…

OPINION: The collapsing energy, water and food triangle in Asia

Elizabeth Gogoi from CDKN reflects on the central theme of this year’s Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) and what learning CDKN can offer from Madurai, India [more]…

FEATURE: Risk and adaptation tool to help Caribbean water managers

The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation tool (CCORAL) provides an online support system for climate-resilient decision-making. Now it is being developed specifically to help water managers. Pati Leon reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Payments for watershed services - A driver of climate compatible development

In Bolivia, a CDKN-supported scheme to compensate upland residents for sound management practices is reaping rewards. Mairi Dupar of CDKN speaks to Fundación Natura Bolivia to find out more. [more]…

OPINION: Capacity development is key to aiding smart decision-making

Beatrice Mosello is cautiously optimistic about current work to assist African policy makers integrate water security and climate resilience into development planning. [more]…

OPINION: Decision-makers need local case studies, simple language, and interaction in training materials

Karen Sutherland gives an update on the African Ministers' Council on Water's Capacity Building Programme. [more]…

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FEATURE: Learning lessons from Manatí’s resilient women

A project in Colombia is investigating how women were affected by devastating floods in 2010 and 2011. The hope is to pass on knowledge about how they reacted and coped, to help other communities prepare for similar disasters. [more]…

FEATURE: “CCORAL” project will benefit managers in the water sector of the Caribbean

If this project is successful, it will lead to improved climate risk management in water sector planning and management activities, which in turn will lead to improved levels of service for water users in the Caribbean. [more]…

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