Water Management

The effects of climate change on water will present some of the greatest challenges the world will face. This will be in the form of increased activity at the extremes, including droughts and extreme rain events that cause floods. It will also be characterized by greater variability, meaning more unpredictable rainfall patterns. Therefore, sustainably managing water resources will be of critical importance to ensure people across the world have access to water for their daily needs. Adaptation in this sector can take shape at a variety of levels, from households employing techniques to harvest rainwater, all the way to entire watersheds, where ecosystem based adaptation can improve the ability of natural systems to function effectively, thus securing water resources on a regional scale.

Building multi-level resilience through better water management in a transboundary urban setting (Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay)

Regional - LAC

Reducing vulnerability to climate change in the Lake Bakhtegan Basin

Iran, Islamic Republic of - Asia-Pacific

Enhancing climate resilience in San Cristobal Province, Dominican Republic Integrated Water Resources Management and Rural Development Project

Dominican Republic - Latin America and Caribbean

Increasing flood and drought resilience in Khartoum metropolitan area through integrated urban-rural watershed management, spatial strategies, EWSs and water harvesting

Sudan - Africa

Enhance community and local and national-level government capacities to address climate change interrelated urban flood and drought risks and impacts

Pakistan - Asia-Pacific

Strengthening Climate Change Adaptation of Small Towns and Peri-Urban Communities

Uganda - Africa

Pilot rural desalination plants using renewable power and membrane technology

Namibia - Africa

Namibia relies heavily on groundwater for the supply of water, and the predicted increase in both temperature and rainfall variability due to climate change will increase this reliance. However, in many areas the dissolved solids content of the locally available groundwater exceeds the approved threshold for human consumption. Decreased aquifer recharge due to periods of

Mekong EbA South: Enhancing Climate Resilience in the Greater Mekong Sub-region through Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the Context of South-South Cooperation (Thailand and Vietnam)

Regional - South East Asia

Endorsed at the 30th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board.

Adapting to climate change through integrated water management in Panama

Panama - Latin America and Caribbean

Panama is considered a highly vulnerable country to climate change impacts. Panama experiences a series of extreme weather events including intense and protracted rainfalls, windstorms, floods, droughts, wildfires, earthquakes, landslides, tropical cyclones, tsunamis and ENSO/El Niño-La Niña events. Panama is considered one of the countries with the largest water resources, approximately 35,000 m3 of renewable freshwater

Enhancing Climate Resilience in San Cristóbal Province, Dominican Republic – Integrated Water Resources Management and Rural Development Programme

Dominican Republic