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Adaptive Climate Change Technologies and Approaches for local governments: Water sector response
Expanded Title:Local government institutions, especially, municipalities are currently looking at how they can address the impacts of climate change as part of their business process. However, there is very limited guidance regarding how this can be achieved, and less so, guidance that is directly linked to their business, location, existing infrastructure, resources and other unique factors. In this study, a water sector climate change adaptation guide was developed. The guide deals with the selection of relevant water sector adaptation technologies and approaches for specific climate change impacts over the short, medium and long-term. Specific objectives for this study include the following: • To investigate if all or just some municipalities will need to adapt to climate change. • To develop a set of criteria to classify adaptation technologies and approaches. • To identify appropriate adaptation technologies and/or approaches to climate change at local government, community and/or household level. • To map the adaptation technologies for near, medium and long term planning while taking into account the types of municipalities - rural, urban and metros. • To ascertain the institutional and capacity requirements of local government to roll out a climate change adaptation strategy. • To define practical implementation steps and planning horizons that will be required. • To provide a review and way forward of current research that could provide future solutions and address the gaps in the sector to meet climate change needs.
Date Published:01/06/2016
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Water Resource Management/IWRM - Planning and development, Water Resource Management/IWRM - Water Governance
Document Keywords:Climate
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Technical
WRC Report No:TT 663/16
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0792-3
Authors:Dube RA; Maphosa B; Fayemiwo OM
Project No:K5/2283
Document Size:2 654 KB
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