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  • Water Storage : A Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalayas

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    Thursday, January 1, 2009
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    Water storage is and will be a key strategy for climate change adaptation. One of the major impacts of climate change in the mountains will be on the availability of water. This, together with increased demand from a growing population for water for agricultural, industrial and domestic purposes, is likely to turn water into a major issue in the countries of Asia in the coming years. One way to address the growing gap between demand and availability of water seems clear: store more water when it is available in excess and release it when it is needed.

  • Water and Climate Change: Understanding the Risks and Making Climate-Smart Investment Decisions

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    Sunday, January 11, 2009
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    This report addresses the stress on and vulnerability of the water systems through use of reliability, resilience and robustness as the key indicators of sensitivity of water systems for climate-induced failure. Current practices in the sector are examined in order to better understand the state-of-the-science for incorporating current and future variability and change in hydrology and climate in the bank's portfolio for project planning and design.

  • The United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR)

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    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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    The United Nations (UN) World Water Development Report, released each year with a focus on different strategic water issues, is the UN"s flagship report on water. It is a comprehensive review that gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and aims to provide decision makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of our water.

  • The Future of Water in African Cities: Why Waste Water?

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    Friday, January 6, 2012
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    The overall goal of this report is to change the way urban policymakers in Africa and task team leaders from the World Bank think about urban water management, planning and project design. African cities are growing quickly, and their current water management systems cannot keep up with growing demand. It will take a concerted effort on the part of decision makers across sectors and institutions to find a way to provide sustainable water services to African city dwellers.

  • Smallholder Irrigation Technology: Prospects For Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Wednesday, January 3, 2001
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    This report is a review of irrigation technologies for smallholders in the context of improving rural livelihoods, especially in regards to the prospects for sub-Saharan Africa. The role of traditional technologies is evaluated and modern water distribution technologies, such as sprinkler and trickle irrigation, are reviewed. Low-cost irrigation systems, including such innovations as the use of treadle pumps and drip-kits are then examined.

  • Industry, Energy and Transportation: Impacts and Adaptation

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    This chapter reviews literature addressing the potential impacts of climate change on the energy, industry and transportation sectors and the associated capacity for adaptation. The chapter begins by considering broad issues relating to impacts and adaptation in the three sectors. It moves on to a more precise definition of the sectors, identifying their economic importance and the more important climate sensitivities. There follows a general overview of the different types of studies that have been conducted and the range of methodologies that have been used.

  • Guidelines for Climate Proofing Investment in the Energy Sector

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    Saturday, January 5, 2013
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    These guidelines aim to present a step-by-step methodological approach to assist project teams to assess and incorporate climate change adaptation measures into energy investment projects. The technical note encompasses lessons learned and good practices identified through several completed and ongoing ADB energy projects.

  • Guidelines for Climate Proofing Investment in Agriculture, Rural Development and Food Security

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    Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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    This report aims to present a step-by-step methodological approach to assist project teams to assess and incorporate climate change adaptation measures into agriculture, rural development and food security investment projects. The report focuses mainly on irrigation infrastructure projects and agriculture production projects.

  • Drought Risk Reduction Framework and Practices: Contributing to the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action

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    Thursday, January 1, 2009
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    This document elaborates a framework for understanding drought and vulnerability to drought and provides guidance on actions to reduce the risks associated with drought. It discusses drought policy and governance, risk identification and early warning, awareness and knowledge management and effective mitigation and preparedness measures. These framework elements are illustrated with practical examples, techniques and extensive background information.

  • Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment: Report of a Workshop

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    Friday, January 1, 2010
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    The book covers the 2010 Workshop on Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment, which was organized in response to help understand climate change vulnerabilities and adaptive capacity. The need for improved analysis of feedbacks between human and climate systems was one of the themes that emerged from the international workshop. The books reviews the state of science for considering socioeconomic changes over long time frames, and it clarifies definitions and concepts to facilitate communication across research communities.

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