This excerpt has been prepared by Mareen E. Hofmann in the context of
the ADAM "Meta-analysis of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation (CCIVA)
assessments in Europe". Please note that the corresponding study was not
itself a part of the ADAM project!
Kashyap, A.: Water governance: learning by developing adaptive capacity to incorporate climate variability and change. Water Science and Technology, 7: 141-146; 2004
You should take a look at this study if you are interested in:
environmental issue: Climate; Water resources
region: No regional focus mentioned by the abstract.
One sentence summary:
The paper argues for integrated water management strategies that incorporate the impacts of climate variability and change and presents the focus of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) strategy of developing adaptation in the water governance sector as an entry point within the framework of poverty reduction and national sustainable development.
type of study: Adaptation practice description
1. Integrated water management strategies
• Integrated water management strategies need to incorporate the impacts of climate variability and change in order to reduce the vulnerability of the poor, strengthen sustainable livelihoods and support national sustainable development.
2. The UNDP's strategy on developing adaptation in the water governance sector
• Developing adaptation in the water governance sector is the focus of the UNDP's strategy and serves as an entry point to the framework of poverty reduction and national sustainable development. • The aim of the strategy is to strengthen the capacity of governments and civil society organizations to have access to early warning systems, ability to assess the impact of climate variability and change on integrated water resources management, and developing adaptation intervention through hands-on learning by undertaking pilot activities.
 "An example of a unique European approach to adapting to water stress is that regional and watershed-level strategies to adapt to climate change are being incorporated into plans for integrated water management (Kabat et al., 2002; Cosgrove et al., 2004; Kashyap, 2004) while national strategies are being designed to fit into existing governance structures (Donevska and Dodeva, 2004)."
quoted from IPCC AR4 II, p.559
Adaptation: practices, options and constraints Water resources
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