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Canals and drainage systems

Canals and drainage systems

  • Strengthening Bangkok’s Early Warning System to respond to climate induced flooding

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    Technical Assistance
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    This Technology Transfer Advances Thailand's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution to 
      • Strengthen disaster risk reduction and reduce population’s vulnerability to climate risk and extreme weather events through enhanced awareness, coordination and adaptive capacity of local communities, especially in the disaster risk-prone areas
  • 2016 Global Food Policy Report: Synopsis

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    Publication
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    The Global Food Policy Report is IFPRI’s flagship publication. This year’s annual report examines major food policy issues, global and regional developments, and commitments made in 2015, and presents data on key food policy indicators. The report also proposes key policy options for 2016 and beyond to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, the global community made major commitments on sustainable development and climate change.

  • Coping with Drought in Irrigated South India: Farmers" Adjustments in Nagarjuna Sagar

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    Upstream water use is not adjusted to reflect rainfall fluctuations, and downstream farmers of the Nagarjuna Sagar irrigation project in the state of Andhra Pradesh are increasingly vulnerable to water supply shocks. This paper documents the wide range of adjustments adopted by managers and farmers in Nagarjuna Sagar during a period of fluctuating water availability (2000-2007). Primary and secondary data indicate managerial adjustments such as rotational and timely water supplies to meet critical water demands of standing crops.

  • Climate change in a small transboundary tributary of the Syr Darya calls for effective cooperation and adaptation.

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    This article focuses on cooperative adaptation strategies at the community, water user association, district, and national levels along the Khojabakirgansai, a small transboundary tributary of the Syr Darya in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Data were collected in the basin through in-depth expert interviews, site visits, and household surveys, and were triangulated with climate change data from the available literature. Basin inhabitants cooperate on extreme events that are exacerbated by climate change, including water scarcity, droughts, and flash floods.

  • Eliciting farming decisions of smallholders in response to water availability conditions in Chingale, southern Malawi.

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    The objective of this project is to examine adaptation strategies of smallholders in the Chingale district of Malawi to climate change impact, as well as to the implications of introducing the Integration of Aquaculture into Diversified Food production Systems (IADFS). The central approach of this research is combining an agent-based model (ABM) representing farmers with various types of production systems with a water resources model (WRM).

  • Greenhouse Gas Implications of Water Reuse in the Upper Pumpanga River Integrated Irrigation System, Philippines

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    Enhancing water productivity is often recommended as a "soft option" in addressing the problem of increasing water scarcity. In this study, authors analysed the water productivity and GHG implications of water reuse through pumping groundwater and creek water, and compare this with gravity-fed canal irrigation in the Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation System (UPRIIS) in the Philippines. Water productivity indicators show that water reuse contributes significantly to water productivity.

  • Optimization of urban drainage systems

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    Technology
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    Description

    Urban drainage and sewer systems are facing increasing pressures due to climate change and rapid urbanization rates. Common risks in these types of environments include sewer overflows due to heavy rainfall, and associated water contamination risks. 

  • Opimization of urban drainage systems

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    To access the full technology description, please refer to the Document link above

    Summary:

    Urban drainage and sewer systems are facing increasing pressures due to climate change and rapid urbanization rates. Common risks in these types of environments include sewer overflows due to heavy rainfall, and associated water contamination risks.

  • Exploring the Potential for Wastewater Reuse in Agriculture as a Climate Change Adaptation Measure for Can Tho City, Vietnam

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    Climate change is impacting water resources in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. In such context, this paper assesses the potential for wastewater reuse as an adaptation measure to cope with water scarcity in Can Tho City, within the heart of the Mekong Delta. Authors show that wastewater effluent can be used to irrigate at least to 22,719 ha of paddy rice (16% of the rice-cultivated area in the city) at 3 crops per year.