The IPCC's Special Report on Land and Climate Change stresses the importance of governance for achieving climate change adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development. Here, Eshwer Kale, Marcella D'Souza and Arpan Golechha describe a model of water governance which involved transforming villages from over-exploitation to judicious use of water. [more...]
Many of the projected increases in extreme weather and climate events will have a direct impact on water resources - by changing rainfall patterns. Explore our stories, resources and projects to improve the climate resilience of water management, below.
Ritu Thakur of the CDKN-Asia team and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia, describes how an inter-sectoral development approach in Nashik, the “backyard of Mumbai”, is helping meet people’s growing needs for water, energy and food. [more...]
Climate change is changing the way of life that Ethiopian pastoralists have followed for millennia. Sebastian Malo reports on how the herders are adapting and learning to cope. [more...]
Professor Chris Gordon, CDKN's Country Lead for Ghana, argues that innovative entrepreneurs could find a vast array of climate-compatible business opportunities in Africa's cities - especially opportunities that make efficient use of that precious commodity, water. [more...]
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]…
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]…
Resources from our partners
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.
Dr Dik Roth (CCMCC project leader) discusses the importance of bringing peri-urban needs and dynamics to the agenda.