Access to freshwater is essential for our fundamental health and welfare. Water is also essential for sustaining agricultural productivity, and acts as a lubricant and coolant for many industrial processes. CTCN works to increase countries’ resilience to the impacts of climate change on water resources through partnering with organisations, research institutions and businesses. Together they provide established and innovative climate adaptation technologies such as water supply management using GIS, saline water purification and capacity building activities to strengthen vulnerability assessments in communities. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.
Develop design criteria and technical specifications for sustainable storm management systems in the Maldives to address climate change impactsType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:DesignCountries:
The population of the Maldives (540,000) is dispersed over 188 islands that do not possess fresh surface water. The freshwater resources of the Maldives are scarce, both in temporal and spatial terms, and mainly available from groundwater aquifers that occur in the porous coral sand from rainfall.
Implementation of Water-Food-Energy nexus using digital technologies for local communities in MozambiqueType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:Cross-sectoral enabler:
Increase the water supply system resilience by managing aquifers recharge (MAR) and incorporating drought risks modelling as a planning tool for climate change adaptation measuresType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:Cross-sectoral enabler:Approach:
St. Kitts and Nevis are already experiencing some of the effects of climate variability and change through damages from an increase in average atmospheric temperature, reduced average annual rainfall, and the potential for an increase in the intensity of tropical storms.
Conflicting and growing demands for water from various sectors place pressure on the limited financial resources available. The island has been exploring groundwater sources to meet demands. Access to critical information within the water sector is vital.