Encroachment of settlements near the Likangala River
Africa is undergoing rapid urbanization that will result in almost 1.33 billion people living in cities by 2050, compared to 470 million at present. A large part of the housing demand is being met by growing informal settlements characterized by
The Drin River Basin (DRB) is a transboundary river basin, which is home to 1.6 Million people and extends across, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece. Climate change and climate variability have been increasing the frequency, intensity and impact of flooding in the basin. Historical flood data from the Western Balkans suggests
Bangladesh has a low-lying topography extremely exposed to sea level rise, cyclones, tidal surges, salinity intrusion, erratic rainfall, drought and floods, causing it to be one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change. The vulnerable communities who live on chars — small alluvial islands in rivers and the Bay of Bengal are particularly
The W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) Complex is one of Africa’s most important compositions of terrestrial transboundary ecosystems. It is considered as the largest and most important continuum of unharmed ecosystems in the West African savannah belt. Shared by Benin, Burkina and Niger, this network of protected areas consists of a number of areas with different status and
The geographic setting of the Volta Basin, covering an area of about 400,000 km2 and extending from semi-arid to sub-humid areas, is highly vulnerable to meteorological and hydrological events. Over the last 20 years, almost two million people have been affected by floods in the Volta basin. Key affected stakeholders are mainly people working in
Adaptation to climate change in coastal cities is a main challenge for both countries as coastal areas are more exposed and vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change and the impacts of weather-related disasters.
The project objective is to reduce vulnerability to climate-related floods, mud flows