Planning Water Resilience from the Bottom-Up to Meet Climate and Development Goals

The effects of climate change are most acutely felt through impacts on the water cycle and water-related extreme events.4 In order to ensure water for humans and the environment, while simultaneously meeting the world’s ambitious climate and development goals, decision makers and regulators will need to adopt a new paradigm for resilient water management that embraces the uncertain future ahead.

The document compiles eleven case studies from West African region, on various themes and issues in a work that summarises the key issues of water resources management, investment, water integrity, transboundary waters cooperation and climate change adaptation.
Although the structuring of the case studies is not the same, the data collection was done according to a single template by all the editors. The cases were developed and finalised according to the data available. This has the advantage of bringing out the specifities of each case with appropriate content.

COUNTRY REPORT: Application of the Water Tracker for National Climate Planning

Although water is an abundant resource, climate change is affecting the hydrological cycle. According to scenarios done by the Meteorological National Institute using PRECIS regional model, an important rainfall reduction with risk of droughts is expected on the Pacific Coast watersheds and the North, while an increase of rainfall with risk of floods is expected on the Caribbean Coast watersheds.

Costa Rica’s efforts to meet international agreements regarding mitigation and adaptation to climate change have been undeniable. The strong ecosystem conservation agenda of the country has significantly contributed to making climate actions more robust.

Living with water: climate adaptation in the world’s deltas

The report is intended primarily for an audience of governments in delta countries: policy-makers, central and federal governments, and local governments including mayors and municipal councils. It aims to raise delta adaptation efforts up the political agenda by highlighting significant achievements and good practices where learning can be shared, supporting the policy dialogue on water adaptation and resilience, unlocking avenues for collaboration among policy-makers and technical advisors, and building awareness and capacity.

Nature Based Solutions for Wastewater Treatment

This book serves as a compilation of technical references, case examples and guidance for applying nature-based solutions for treatment of domestic wastewater, and enables a wide variety of stakeholders to understand the design parameters, removal efficiencies, costs, co-benefits for both people and nature and trade-offs for consideration in their local context. Examples through case studies are from across the globe and provide practical insights into the variety of potentially applicable solutions.

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