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Storm surge barriers and closure dams

Storm surge barriers and closure dams

  • Tiempo bulletin: special issue on community-based adaptation

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    Climate change impacts disproportionately affect the poor. Impacts will intensify yet poor communities already struggle to cope with current climate shocks. Adaptation is therefore fundamental, yet daunting. This edition of the Tiempo newsletter addresses the issue of community-based adaptation strategies. Four articles included are:

  • Financing Industrial Energy Efficiency in India: Lessons Learned and Directions for the Future

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    This report describes the history of initiatives to overcome the barriers to financing and reviews current and proposed initiatives and the consensus of the Country Work Team of stakeholders on how the barriers can be overcome. The report was developed with support and input from the banking sector and energy efficiency experts in those markets.

  • Weathering the Storm: Girls and Climate Change

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    How do girls experience climate change in Ethiopia and Bangladesh? This report, based on participatory research in the two countries, argues that programmes and policies that do not recognise the different ways in which girls and boys are affected by climate change risk exacerbating pre-existing gender inequalities and are failing to tackle one of the root causes of vulnerability to climate risk.

  • Addressing flooding in the city of Surat beyond its boundaries

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    This paper describes the flood risks faced by Surat, one of India’s most successful and also most flood-prone cities. The city is located on the Tapi River and faces flood risks not only from heavy precipitation in and around the city but also from heavy precipitation upstream and from high tides downstream. Reducing the risks from upstream depends on better water management in a water catchment area and dam reservoir located far outside the city authority’s jurisdiction and in another state.

  • Surat City Resilience Strategy

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    Cities are engines of economic growth. Rapid urbanisation has resulted in growing challenges to urban systems and their associated vulnerability. These challenges may possibly be exacerbated with events of extreme temperature, severe rainfall, intense cyclonic storms and extended droughts. Such climate variability and climate change may impact our natural resources, health, quality of life, and viable urban development.

  • Peri-urban lakes restoration and conservation to create emergency water management options Category: Government & Policy

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    The City Development Plan of Indore states that “increasing population pressure is resulting in deterioration of infrastructure facilities, loss of productive agricultural lands, green open spaces, loss of surface water bodies, depletion of groundwater aquifer zones, air pollution, water contamination, health hazards and many micro-climatic changes.” The main objective of this TARU Leading Edge project is “Ensuring availability of local water resources during emergencies.” This would be achieved by developing replicable model for peri-urban lake rejuvenation and conservation.

  • Peri-urban lakes restoration and conservation to create emergency water management options

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    The City Development Plan of Indore states that “increasing population pressure is resulting in deterioration of infrastructure facilities, loss of productive agricultural lands, green open spaces, loss of surface water bodies, depletion of groundwater aquifer zones, air pollution, water contamination, health hazards and many micro-climatic changes.” The main objective of this TARU Leading Edge project is “Ensuring availability of local water resources during emergencies.” This would be achieved by developing replicable model for peri-urban lake rejuvenation and conservation.

  • End-to-End Early Warning System for Ukai and Local Floods in Surat City, India

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    The City of Surat is one of the most prosperous (also known as Diamond City) city in India.Surat has been facing floods since formation of the city. Even after the building of the Ukai dam, the floods continued to damage the city. Due to rapid growth and expansion of the city, the flood damages are increasing especially since the last two decades, with the frequency of floods staying at least once in four years. In 2006 extreme floods (due to emergency release from Ukai dam) inundated 75% area of the city.

  • Water conflicts across regions and sectors - Latur City

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    Indian cities are undergoing rapid urbanization and their resource footprints are growing. As the cities grow and demand for natural resources grow, they face competition and conflicts with other users in the region and hydrological basin, resulting in shortages and scarcities in cities. The climate change exacerbates these conflicts. Water sector is one of the conflict areas for the cities.