Climate Change and Water

     CCAA-CCW Joint Session
         May 4th, 2010
Preamble
• Climate change impacting availability of
  water worldwide
• Changes in rainfall causing more flooding
  and mo...
Climate induced water stress results from
  complex event driven extremes:
• Drought, flooding
• Hurricanes/typhoons
• Eco...
Asia by 2050s:
                                                 – Freshwater availability is projected to decrease
       ...
Where are the most vulnerable areas ?
• Each region will have a short regional
  strategy aligned with this to suggest ent...
Goal of the Climate Change and Water program

      Support applied research and build local
      capacity to improve wat...
CCW Priority Research Areas

1. Quality and availability of water
2. Reducing risks and surprises
3. Related policy options
Mature                               Middle                               Emergent
                                       ...
Sample Projects for Year 1
• Urbanisation, Water Access and Use in South
  Asia (South Asia)
• Clean Energy and Water: An ...
Capacity Building

• Graduate Research Awards (Global)
• Training course for researchers on policy
  engagement
• Training...
Good policy requires an understanding of
                      the costs and benefits of action vs. the
                  ...
Project Monitoring
                              Tool 1                 Project teams are
                                ...
Program-level Indicators

• Verifiable increases in the capacity of recipients to
  produce policy relevant and/or practic...
Risks

• Scope and scale of current work on
  climate change
• Integrating traditional water related
  research with clima...
To Conclude…
CCW aims to provide support to solution based research
that puts global climate models in a local context – a...
Thank you!
Overview of the Climate Change and Water program
Overview of the Climate Change and Water program
Overview of the Climate Change and Water program
Overview of the Climate Change and Water program
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This is a short presentation of the CCW program at IDRC that I use in conferences, workshops and other meetings.

It provides a first look at the program that is scheduled to run from 2010-2015 and has been approved by the Board of Governors.

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Overview of the Climate Change and Water program

  1. 1. Climate Change and Water CCAA-CCW Joint Session May 4th, 2010
  2. 2. Preamble • Climate change impacting availability of water worldwide • Changes in rainfall causing more flooding and more intense droughts • Rising temperatures reducing quality of water supplies • Poor people hit hardest
  3. 3. Climate induced water stress results from complex event driven extremes: • Drought, flooding • Hurricanes/typhoons • Ecosystem change (over the longer term)
  4. 4. Asia by 2050s: – Freshwater availability is projected to decrease – Coastal areas, especially heavily-populated mega delta regions will be greatest risk from sea flooding • Africa by 2020: – Between 75 & 250 million people projected to be exposed increased water stress – In some countries, yields from rain-fed agriculture would be reduced by 50% Small Island States: – Sea Level rise is expected to exacerbate inundation, storm surge, erosion and other coastal hazards threatening vital infrastructure – By mid-century reduced water resources in many small island states Source: IPCC, 2007
  5. 5. Where are the most vulnerable areas ? • Each region will have a short regional strategy aligned with this to suggest entry points for CCW Low-lying coastal settlements (SLR and Flooding) Nigeria, Egypt and Mekong Delta • Decline in ground water (saline intrusion) Bangladesh • Populous coastal areas (India)…
  6. 6. Goal of the Climate Change and Water program Support applied research and build local capacity to improve water security and adaptation in the face of climate change
  7. 7. CCW Priority Research Areas 1. Quality and availability of water 2. Reducing risks and surprises 3. Related policy options
  8. 8. Mature Middle Emergent Longstanding work where IDRC On-going work that will feed CCW New projects or explorations that are has made a difference starting Work on wastewater use to cope Work on glacial melt and the An exploration for possible IDRC with climate-related water scarcity downstream impact on communities, investments in climate change, (Nepal, Andes). energy and water Strategic Position (Our Niche) A portfolio of work on water Urban water and sanitation (Cape Emergent work on climate change, demand management has been Town, Tunis) water and ICTs exists in the ICT4D done in MENA and LAC with IDRC program area support. Work on climate change and flood Policymaking for adaptation. management in cities Existing networks and partnerships Grants “plus” programming along the Explorations for topics that are new Strategic Perspective (Overall Strategy) on climate change outreach and lines of the IDRC articulated strategy to CCW (ICT + Energy). (5%) dissemination of results (5%). will continue on the topics outlined above (50%) Capacity building (awards, courses) Innovative, “high risk” programming with particular attention to in partnership with other IDRC units economics/gender. (20%) for emergent research. (5%) Partnerships with several international. (15%)
  9. 9. Sample Projects for Year 1 • Urbanisation, Water Access and Use in South Asia (South Asia) • Clean Energy and Water: An Assessment of Services for Adapting to Climate Change (Africa/Global) • Small Grants for Research on Climate Change and Food Security (Cambodia)
  10. 10. Capacity Building • Graduate Research Awards (Global) • Training course for researchers on policy engagement • Training on the application of environmental economics in CC research
  11. 11. Good policy requires an understanding of the costs and benefits of action vs. the costs of inaction, and so better and more robust analyses of the economics of Two important adaptation are required. principles that we have learned CCW will emphasize research that takes its cue from policy makers themselves as experience shows that research results are more likely to be taken up if this is the case.
  12. 12. Project Monitoring Tool 1 Project teams are responsible for completing Guidelines for project under guidance of Program technical reports Officer Tool 2 Program Officers complete Guidelines for PO project post-monitoring monitoring reports Program Leader organizes CCW Monitoring Tool 3 and Team Framework Annual Project Highlights (Communications invited) POs responsible - used for Tool 4 meetings, conferences, events where monitoring is Trip Reports not the central purpose of the trip Tool 5 PL, RO and POs responsible rPCRs
  13. 13. Program-level Indicators • Verifiable increases in the capacity of recipients to produce policy relevant and/or practical contributions; • Production of high quality and credible research results (i.e., peer reviewed); • Evidence of methodological improvements in climate change research; and • Evidence of improved communication and dialogue between researchers and research users.
  14. 14. Risks • Scope and scale of current work on climate change • Integrating traditional water related research with climate change themes
  15. 15. To Conclude… CCW aims to provide support to solution based research that puts global climate models in a local context – and provides ways that people can respond
  16. 16. Thank you!

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