Climate Change

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World Water Day 2020: Water and Climate Change

World Water Day is observed annually on March 22 to raise awareness about the vital importance of water to safeguarding human security and maintaining the health of the planet's ecosystems. This year's theme, "Water and Climate Change," highlights the urgent importance of strengthening water security and establishing access to a sustainable water supply in the face of changing climate conditions worldwide. The observance will also raise public awareness about the many ways shifting atmospheric and oceanic conditions are reshaping t

Blog

What You Missed at this Year’s Water and Health Conference

Every fall the University of North Carolina’s Water and Health “Where Science Meets Policy” Conference brings together leading water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) researchers to jump start the conversation of how their latest findings should be put into practice, and what the implications are for implementers, donors, and policymakers.

Strategy and Guidance

Preparing Smallholder Farm Families to Adapt to Climate Change | Pocket Guide 3: Managing Water Resources

Many of the families who farm small, unirrigated plots in the tropics already struggle against poverty, degraded land, and rainfall that varies from year to year. This type of farming, sometimes called rainfed agriculture, is especially vulnerable to climate change. This guide is part of set, Preparing Smallholder Farm Families to Adapt to Climate Change, written for development practitioners working in the agriculture sector. The concepts, information and practices in these guides are meant to support work with farm families and to help reduce their risks from weather changes.

Webinar

Seeing the Forests for the Water: Applying the Latest Science on Forest-Water Interactions

The world is experiencing both unprecedented forest loss and increasingly severe floods and drought events. These issues are often approached independently, despite the critical influence forest and water have on each other and in providing ecosystem services. This webinar, held on August 23, 2019 and sponsored by Winrock International, discusses innovative research demonstrating these interrelationships and how these findings can be used for policy and decision-making to achieve informed and coordinated natural resource management.

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Toolkit

SERVIR Service Planning Toolkit

In 2015, the SERVIR program adopted a Service Planning approach to ensure that its services help developing countries effectively solve challenges related to agriculture, water management, land use and disaster management.

Building on experiences with the new approach, this Service Planning Toolkit is a resource for SERVIR Hubs as they, with their partners, strive to make an impact in designing, delivering and implementing services.

Report

Is Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Effective? Perceptions and Lessons Learned from 13 Project Sites

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is an increasingly popular strategy for addressing the linked challenges of climate change and poverty in poor countries, where dependence on natural resources for lives and livelihoods is high. But EbA is neither widely nor consistently implemented. It is not sufficiently mainstreamed into national and international policy processes and receives a small proportion of adaptation finance. This is in part due to a weak or poorly consolidated evidence base on EbA effectiveness.

Report

The Intersection of Global Fragility and Climate Risks

States with high exposure to climate hazards face multi-faceted challenges, including physical and livelihood risks for the population that may force states to redirect scarce resources to adaptation or humanitarian response efforts and strain the capacity of states that, in many cases, are still solidifying democratic institutions and mechanisms for meeting public needs.