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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.

  • Water and Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies

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    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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    This technical paper analyses existing scientific information on observed and projected impacts of climate change on water, provides information on links between climate change and freshwater resources and on adaptation to climate change in the water sector.

  • 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.

  • Screening for Climate Change Adaptation in China: A Process to Assess and Manage the Potential Impact of Climate Change on Development Projects and Programmes in China

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    Tuesday, January 1, 2008
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    SignificantÍchangesÍin China"s climate have already occurred over the last 50 years. The ongoing impacts of human-induced climate change are likely to put the efficiency and effectiveness of development investments at risk, and have the potential to reduce growth and human development in China. This document uses case studies focusing on the water sector to test a framework for the screening of projects for climate change impacts and adaptation options. This framework can be refined and adapted according to the needs of different users.

  • River Basin Planning Principles: Procedures and Approaches for Strategic Basin Planning

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    Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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    Growing competition for scarce water resources, exacerbated by climate change, has driven major changes in the way river basin planning is undertaken. This has resulted in a shift away from technical approaches designed to maximize water availability and led to more strategic approaches to basin planning. These approaches aim to optimize outcomes by reconciling the competing demands of different sectors of the economy, the natural environment, and society as a whole.

  • Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in the Agriculture Sector: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report

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    Sunday, January 1, 2012
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    This report is one of four thematic briefs of Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) - on water, health, agriculture and ecosystems. This document summarizes the key findings of the report relevant to the agriculture sector. It includes an assessment of the science and the implications for society, and sustainable development.

  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change

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    Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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    This is a training manual developed to assist capacity builders in developing training and educational programmes on the use of IWRM tools and instruments for adaptation to climate change impacts. The material is intended to increase our understading of climate change impacts and what we can do now. Improving the way we manage water resources now will help us adapt in the future.

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