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Scoping Study_Dr. Anjal Prakash

  1. 1. Scoping Study Water Security in Peri-Urban Hyderabad: Adapting to climate change and urbanization Anjal Prakash Inception Workshop August 17, 2010, Kathmandu
  2. 2. What is a scoping study? • Scoping study examines broader dimensions of a problem often undertaken as a pre‐project preliminary exercise • Focuses on identifying the extent, nature, and range of research and implementation issues related to the problem • Maps the key concepts relevant to a research area and the main sources and types of evidence available • Assesses the magnitude, seriousness and intensity of the problem and the actions taken by the people concerned and affected by the problem
  3. 3. Analytical Framework for the Scoping Study Step 1. Identify the research problem “To understand the implications of urbanization processes for water access and use in peri‐urban locations and to examine water related vulnerability, adaptation and resilience of different social groups in the context of climate change” Step 2. Determine the dimensions of a the problem Urbanisation, water access and use, water related vulnerabilities, adaptation and resilience of different social groups
  4. 4. Analytical Framework for the Scoping Study Step 3. Review existing research literature Historical data and reports Existing literature, newspaper reports Students masters thesis and unpublished reports Step 4. Field visits and observations for primary data collection Focus group discussions Individual case studies Small Stakeholders’ meeting Visiting concerned department and interviewing key govt officials
  5. 5. Analytical Framework for the Scoping Study Step 5. Collation, summarization and report writing Write the table of content based on major issues dealt Revisit your research question and see if any parts have been unanswered Circulate the draft report to peer group and if possible, call a small meeting of mixed group of people to discuss Take the findings back to the community and assess their understanding
  6. 6. Time line for the scoping study Step 1 &2: (research question & defining dimensions of the problem) – August 23 – 31, 2010 Step 3: Review of literature – Sept 1‐30, 2010 Step 4: Field work – October 1‐31, 2010 Step 5: Report writing – November 1‐ 30, 2010 Step 6: Draft report ready – December 6, 2010 Step 7: Consolidation of all reports‐ by SaciWATERs Dec 31, 2010 Review, finalization and submission– January 12, 2011

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