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.
Strengthening safe drinking water supply in rural Myanmar based on the gravity-driven membrane (GDM) technologyType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:DesignCountries:
Myanmar has substantial water resources; however, the resources are spatially and temporally unevenly distributed. Therefore, water‐related problems caused by different seasonal climate patterns vary depending on the geographic location. ‘Water resource management’ has been targeted as the main sector of concern for climate change adaptation in Myanmar. It was selected as the second priority level sector in the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA).
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Mongolia is in the arid and semi-arid region; therefore, the amount of precipitation generally is low. The larger part of precipitation falls in the warm season and only below 3% of winter precipitation falls as snow. The spatial distribution of precipitation in Mongolia is very specific due to a vast area, land composition, roughness and geographical peculiarity.
Application of the gravity-driven membrane (GDM) technology for supplying sustainable drinking water to rural communitiesType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:
Cambodia has limited access to high water quality and hygiene. Although there has been an improvement in urban areas, most rural areas still have difficulties in water and sanitation access. Sufficient supply of safe water (including drink water) is crucial for rural people and would enable them to adapt to climate change, particularly in the prolonged drought situation that have occurred in Cambodia.
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Tunisia is in one of the world’s most water-scarce and dry regions. The Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for Tunisia indicates that its economy, the population, and ecosystems are highly vulnerable to climate change. The country is expected to see shrinking of agricultural land areas due to increasing water scarcity. The reduction of agricultural GDP as a result of declining yields is estimated at about 5 to 10% by as early as 2030.
Workshop on sand and dust storms (SDS) technologies to control dust storms sources with focus on degraded lands, dried up riverbeds and lakes, and plains and agricultural fieldsType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:
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During the last two decades, sand and dust storms (SDS) phenomena have escalated in the world and particularly in West Asia and the Southern and Western parts of Iran, especially in Khuzestan province. The affected areas are faced with low food security. This is a threat to human life, flora and fauna in the affected regions. According to several studies, the intensity and frequency of dust storms due to climate change has increased in Iran.
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The increase in population and the current rate and ever improving standard of living in Namibia, there is growing concern on whether the finite water resources will still be sustainable to all in the future. If climate change is brought into the mix, it seems apparent that countries like Namibia currently suffering water supply shortages will find it even more difficult to quench the thirst of their people. There is a limited level of water recycling technologies in Namibia, combined with high costs of water.
Improvement of water supply management in Grenada through GIS-based monitoring and control system for water loss reductionType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:CompletedCountries:
This Technology Transfer Advances Grenada's
- Nationally Determined Contribution and its third adaptation priority of improving water resource management, stating that "the management of water resources, like that of the coastal environment is crucial to the long term development of Grenada as a nation".