Across Latin America, water consumption is increasing significantly due to population growth and economic growth. Higher temperatures and less precipitation as a result of climate change are expected to diminish water availability and intensify
Canadian specialists are contributing to research examining the risks to and vulnerability of wetland areas along the Atlantic coast of South America.
These areas along the coastline protect ecosystems provide flood control, stabilize
Managing flooding is one of the major challenges Africa faces in regard to climate change. Frantic urbanization, out of control urban sprawl and destitute populations forced to live on marginal land have led to settlements in flood-prone areas in
Research by master's and PhD students on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help reduce water stress caused by climate change will help communities better manage their resources.
The negative impacts of climate
Climate change poses a significant threat to agrarian societies in tropical regions. In Punjab, which produces more than half of India's annual food grain production, there is rising uncertainty in the timing of the rainy season. This - combined
Pakistan's devastating 2010 Indus basin floods left approximately one-fifth of Pakistan's land area underwater and directly affected about 20 million people. Subsequent flooding in the Indus deserts the following year also showed how vulnerable the
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play an important role in helping communities prepare for and adapt to the effects of climate change. Various projects can attest to the potential of using emerging technologies such as mobile
Decisions concerning climate change adaptation are necessarily made by local and national governments, but households, community groups and private enterprises need to be informed so that they can make decisions within their own spheres of
The mangrove ecosystem of Tumbes plays a pivotal role in providing protection against tides, winds and storm surges, and habitat for a number of fish species. The native coastal communities of Tumbes rely on artisanal fishing for food and income
In 2010, developed countries agreed to provide $100 billion annually to finance increased climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts by 2020. The funding depends on the availability of feasible and effective projects that can be scaled up.