An action research programme in Latin America has provided further evidence that women and girls are on the frontlines of climate change impacts in the region. The research findings demand new ways of lateral thinking to tackle discrimination and empower women to lead more secure, productive lives. [more...]
Many of the projected increases in extreme weather and climate events will have a direct impact on water resources, for example:
It is likely that the frequency of heavy precipitation will increase in the 21st century over many regions.
There is evidence, providing a basis for medium confidence, that droughts will intensify over the coming century in southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, central Europe, central North America, Central America and Mexico, north-east Brazil, and southern Africa. Confidence is limited because of definitional issues about how to classify and measure a drought, a lack of observational data, and the inability of models to include all the factors that influence droughts.
It is very likely that average sea level rise will contribute to upward trends in extreme coastal high-water levels causing coastal flooding and saltwater intrusion into the groundwater.
Projected precipitation and temperature changes imply changes in the frequency and severity of flood events in many regions of the world.
Explore our stories, resources and projects to improve the climate resilience of water management, below.
The ‘Cities Footprint’ project, designed and co-financed by the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), CDKN, the Agence Française de Développement and Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano has been named one of the world's most promising initiatives for urban sustainability and for best practice in linking local to global agendas. [more...]
Patrick Curran, a policy analyst at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, shares new research on policy coordination across water, energy, food and climate goals in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. [more...]
Researchers from the Climate Resilient Cities in Latin America initiative have worked with local communities and government to reveal how water resources will run short in a sub-basin of the Amazon River – and how reforesting and protecting the land can provide long-term solutions. [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. [more]…
Resources from our partners
Dr Dik Roth (CCMCC project leader) discusses the importance of bringing peri-urban needs and dynamics to the agenda.
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.