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  • South–South cooperation and triangular cooperation on technologies for adaptation in the water and agriculture sectors

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    Publication
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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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    Adapting water management and agricultural practices to climate variability is essential and requires integrated responses. This brief explores how countries can harness south-south and triangular cooperation for accelerating the exchange of adaptation technologies, knowledge and practices in the water and agriculture sectors. It also highlights challenges, best practices, lessons learned, and the roles of stakeholders in replicating and transferring such technologies.

  • Innovative approach to mine water decontamination

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    Friday, August 4, 2017
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    Ramboll Environ developed an innovative, sustainable and economically beneficial approach to addressing the impact of metal contamination on river sediments in the River Nent in Cumbria.

  • Hydrological Zoning

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    Friday, August 25, 2017
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    Hydrological zoning (or simply zoning) is an approach to divide land into different zones based on their hydrological properties. Typically, each type of zone has different land use and development regulations linked to it. This land and water management method aims to protect local water sources from risks of over-abstraction, land salinization, groundwater pollution and waterlogging by managing land use activities based on the assigned hydrological zones.  For example, zones with a high groundwater table, large amounts of surface water (e.g.

  • Smallholder Irrigation Technology: Prospects For Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    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.

  • Climate Change in Africa

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, October 30, 2009
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    This report represents the World Bank"s operational response to climate variability and change in Africa. Grounded in a climate risk review of the Africa Region"s Sustainable Development portfolio, it adds the climate change dimension to the region"s development strategy and business plan, the Africa Action Plan (2009-2012). According to the authors, the plan and the climate change strategy are a "sound and realistic framework" for climate-resilient development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Climate change adaptation technologies for water: a practitioner’s guide to adaptation technologies for increased water sector resilience

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, August 11, 2017
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    This guide aims to help address this challenge by providing the missing identification and evaluation assistance that those looking for adaptation solutions initially face. More specifically, it focuses on adaptation technologies for building resilience to climate change induced hazards in the water sector.