This webinar has been designed by the UNEP DTU Partnership, a member of the Climate Technology and Centre Network (CTCN) Consortium and aims to give an introduction on Multi Criteria Assessment. The webinar covers examples for both climate change mitigation and adaptation.
- Type:WebinarDate and time:Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Europe/ParisOrganiser:
Rainfall can provide some of the cleanest naturally occurring water that is available. There is considerable scope for the collection of rainwater when it falls, before huge losses occur due to evaporation, transpiration, and runoff and drainage - before it becomes contaminated by natural means or man-made activities. Rainwater harvesting is a particularly suitable technology for areas where there is no surface water, or where groundwater is deep or inaccessible due to hard ground conditions, or where it is too salty or acidic.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:IndiaRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
SEED Kolkata was registered in 1996 as a Society under W B Societies’ Registration Act, 1961. It is an implementing NGO working in coastal India on climate adaptation and education in collaboration with other agencies. Equality, Education, Empowerment and Environment are the four pillars of SEED Kolkata. Since its establishment, SEED Kolkata has been working for development and empowerment of marginalized peoples who are the major climate victims.
Key Messages: The urban population growth, inter-sectoral competition over water resources and climate change are expected roll out concurrently, amplifying water scarcity, energy and treatment costs and health issues in urban areas. Improving efficiency and reducing climate change related risks would be possible through integrated management of water, sewage, solid wastes and storm water management across household to city scales.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:BangladeshRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at the Independent University, Bangladesh conducts research, builds capacity on climate change and fosters the growth of networks in Bangladesh and globally. ICCCAD's vision is to gain and distribute knowledge on climate change, specifically adaptation, helping people to adapt to climate change with a focus on the global South. ICCCAD’s work is closely related to local experience, knowledge and research, and it allows international participants to gain direct knowledge in a real-world context.
Up-scaling of Rain-Water Harvesting for Crop Production in the Communal Lands of the Modder River Basin in South Africa: Comparing Upstream and Downstream ScenariosType:PublicationPublication date:
The study area discussed in this article is the Upper and Middle Modder River basin situated in a semi-arid area of central South Africa. According to the article, this is an important catchment because of the relatively large nearby towns of Bloemfontein, Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu. The area of land suitable for in-field rainwater harvesting (IRWH) in the basin is estimated to be 80 667 ha, of which 15 000 ha are located in the communal land.
Towards a Better Understanding of Water Partitioning Processes for Improved Smallholder Rainfed Agricultural systems: A Case Study of Makanya Catchment, TanzaniaType:Publication
The study showed that rainwater alone is not sufficient to support maize, which is the preferred staple food crop. Thus, a combination of improved tillage and rainwater harvesting techniques, which help to boost crop yields, needs to be employed. The study showed that with as little rainfall as 186-403 mm/season yields of up to 4.8 t ha can be achieved through the application of more efficient soil and water retention techniques compared to much less than 1 t ha as presently achieved.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:St. LuciaRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
ECMC is a limited liability firm established in Saint Lucia in 1995. Its mission is to provide clients with the highest quality consulting in engineering, construction management, building surveying and property valuation services. Furthermore, the company has a vast experience in disaster management and damage assessment; climate change mitigation and adaptation; gender responsive and social impact assessments; and designing and delivering specialized training programs.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:SpainRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
ACCIONA Ingeniería is the engineering firm of ACCIONA Business Group, one of the leading Spanish companies trading on the IBEX 35. With a history spanning more than a century, ACCIONA is mainly involved in renewable energy, infrastructure, water, and services. Its strategy is based on two concepts: sustainability and social well-being as the cornerstones of economic growth, environmental balance and social progress.
ACCIONA Ingeniería brings more than 60 years of leadership in the civil, industrial and environmental engineering sectors as well as in several architectural fields.