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The role of local community institutions in the adaptation of rural and urban communities to the impacts of climate change on water access and use
Expanded Title:The purpose of this project was to investigate the capacity and role of community institutions in the adaptation of communities to climate change impacts on water access and use, and accordingly develop a generic framework for institutional support. However, vulnerabilities of both rural and urban communities to climate change widely vary, while local institutions are often under-capacitated and not adequately equipped to take on the additional burden of providing climate change adaptation support measures. The methodology entailed literature study, engaging stakeholders and experts through workshop sessions, community vulnerability assessments and mapping, capturing data and information on water provision, access, and use, evaluating adaptive capacity of local institutions and developing a Climate Change Adaptation Framework (CCAF) for local institutions. Then a pilot study was undertaken in both rural and urban community settings to assess climate change impacts for the different communities through case study areas. The research results and products include comprehensive maps of climate change vulnerability at community level; toolboxes of possible adaptation, proposed policy and legal frameworks for supporting climate change adaptation; and the Climate Change Adaptation Framework.
Date Published:01/04/2014
Document Type:Research Report
Document Keywords:Hydrology, Rural, Society, Water Quality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:1963/1/14
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0522-6
Authors:Dube R; Maphosa B; Scott-Goldman J
Project No:K5/1963
Originator:WRC
Organizations:Hydrosoft Institute
Document Size:5 391 KB
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